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Bellwood Public Library
Thursday: 9:30 am - 8:00 pm

How Do I?

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 and Kanopy
  • Downloadable magazines - Unlimited loan 

Meeting Rooms

How to Reserve a Meeting Room:

Study Rooms

How to Reserve a Study Room: 

  • Call the library, come to the front desk, or come to the lower level teen desk to reserve or check out a study room.
  • Please see our Study Room Policies.
  • Each room can be reserved or checked out for 2 hours. If no one is waiting, it can be extended in one hour periods twice, for a total of 4 hours.
  • We have three study rooms, Room A (The Veteran's Room), Room B, and Room C. 
  • Room A holds 4 people. 
  • Room B holds 8 people. This room has a whiteboard and a screen that can be used for presentations.
  • Room C holds 4 people. This room has a whiteboard.

Study Room A (The Veteran's Room) also holds memorabilia from local veterans. 


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