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Get a Library Card

If you live in the Silvis Public Library service area, you may get a library card free of charge, as part of your tax-supported library service.

Your library card allows you to:

Getting a New Library Card

To obtain a library card, you must apply in person at the Silvis Public Library.  A photo ID is required to verify identity and residency in the service area.  If the photo ID presented does not list the current address, you must bring in another form of identification with the photo ID.  Listed below are valid forms of identification:

All library cards will be mailed to your address and are valid for 3 years.   A parent or legal guardian mut be present to obtain a card if the patron does not have a valid government ID (driver's license or state issue ID card).  Children may receive a card starting at the age of 3.

Circulation staff may refuse to issue or renew a library card if any of the following apply:

Renewing a Current Library Card

If there are no changes to account information, you may use your library card as identification. A valid photo ID and proof of residency are necessary when changing an address, or if the card has been expired for more than 90 days.  If you have lost your card you must have ID and proof of residency.


Additional Information

  Click here to learn more on how to report a lost card.

Renew Books

There are several options when you want to renew a library item.

1.      You may renew your item in person at the library.  You must have your library card. 

2.      You may not renew items if:

·        there are holds on the item

·        there are fines exceeding $5.00 on your account

·        There are 5 or more overdue items on your account

    3.      If you wish to renew a library item over the phone, you may call 1-888-542-       7259. 

4.      Additionally, you may visit the on-line catalog.  You must sign into your account with your library card and pin number.

Renewal limits vary with each library; most items can be renewed one time.  If you have any questions or for more information please contact your local library.

Report a Lost Card

Let the library staff know immediately about a lost or misplaced library card. Library staff will place a block on your card to prevent others from using it. If you do not notify the library staff that your card is missing you will be held responsible for all items checked out on the card.

Once a lost card block has been placed on your library card, you will need to show photo identification in order to clear the block or replace your card.

You will have to fill out a new application and pay a fee of $3.00 to replace a lost/missing library card. Please be sure to bring identification with your correct address.

Get a Newsfeed of Library Headlines

This website has several "feeds", which allow you to automatically receive links to news and events as they're posted on the site. Using feeds is a convenient way to keep up with as many blogs, news sites, and other websites as you like. For a quick tutorial about feeds and how they work, see Common Craft's RSS in Plain English video.

Feeds are marked with a special icon Feed icon, which you click to "subscribe" to the feed by adding it to whichever program you use as a feed reader (see below). 

Feeds on this site include:

There are a number of tools available for subscribing to and reading feeds. Here are a few examples:

Each tool has its own specific instructions for adding feeds, but the process is usually as simple as pasting in the feed's address or selecting from a menu.