How do I register for a Library card?

Residents of Bellwood may obtain a library card in person at the Circulation Desk.  Parents or legal guardians may apply for cards for their children under age 18. 

To obtain or replace a card, you must provide the following information:

 One (1) form of current ID to validate your identity and one (1) form of ID to establish your residency in Bellwood are required. Many different forms of identification may be acceptable and we consider a "current" bill to be within the last 3 months of application.

What can I borrow from the library and for how long?
  • Adult and Children's books, audiobooks, nonfiction DVDs, older DVDs and Blu-Rays, magazines and children's video games: 3 weeks
  • New DVDs and Blu-Rays, WiFi Hotspots, Rokus and Museum passes - 7 days
  • Downloadable books, music and movies - 21 days with MediaOnDemand, 7 days with Hoopla
  • Downloadable magazines - Unlimited loan 
Meeting Rooms

During the pandemic, only the large meeting room is available for use by the public for meetings and one study room for individuals or small groups.   THE MEETING ROOM IS CURRENTLY LIMITED TO 16 PEOPLE AT A TIME.  

A LIBRARY RENOVATION IS PLANNED FOR 2022.  THE MEETING ROOM WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE FROM JUNE 1 THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2022

How to Reserve a Meeting Room:

  • Read our PDF iconMeeting Room Policy to learn what types of meetings can be held here.
  • Print out our Meeting Room PDF iconMeeting Room Application and Deposit Form
  • Fill it out completely, including alternate dates in case your first choice is unavailable
  • Turn in to the Bellwood Public Library Magazine Room with your $50.00 deposit

Freedom of Information Act Request (FOIA)
The Bellwood Public Library is committed to providing citizens and taxpayers access to public records under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act. Your request will be responded to within five (5) business days.  PDF iconFOIA Request Form

The Freedom of Information Act Officers:  Amy Crump, Director  Contact ,  Kara Spizzirri, Head of Adult Services Contact