Get a Library Card
Individuals residing within the jurisdictional boundaries of the Deer Creek District Library may obtain a library card that is eligible for system-wide borrowing privileges and valid at all Illinois member libraries. Resident card holders are issued cards valid for three (3) years from the date of issuance. Privileges are rescinded upon termination of residency in the Deer Creek District Library area.
Adults, 18 years of age and older, may apply for a Deer Creek District Library card by completing an application and providing two (2) forms of acceptable identification that verify name and address (Photo ID & proof of address).
Children and teens, between the ages of 5 and 17 years, may obtain a library card when accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, who will provide the necessary address information and accept responsibility for minor’s checkouts. Youth card holders are issued cards valid for three (3) years from the date of issuance. Parents/guardians are responsible for activity on their children’s library cards.
Renew an Item
Items can be renewed by the patron through the Library’s online catalog, by phone, and in-person. The maximum number of renewals per item is two (2). Items that have a wait list cannot be renewed.
Pay Fines or Fees
The Deer Creek District Library does charge a fee for overdue items. Fines and fees can be paid at the library’s checkout desk. Individuals may also use the RSAcat mobile app to manage a library account and pay bills. User accounts become blocked if outstanding charges exceed $5.00.
Pay for Lost or Damaged Item
Patrons who damage or lose library materials will be charged a fee for each item. Items that are billed or lost may be returned. Patrons are responsible for overdue fines associated with these materials. Overdue fines shall not exceed $5.00 per item. Print items are automatically assumed at 30 days overdue. Audiovisual items are automatically assumed at 20 days overdue.
Items that are billed or lost will be charged to the borrowers library account. Fees are based on the type of item that needs to be replaced. Individuals may pay the fee billed to their library account, or bring a duplicate replacement of the item in new condition to the library for no additional fee.