Lending Services
It is at Lending Services where you will be able to get a library card, renew your library card, and pay fines .
In this department you can also check-out materials and return materials. Please see the policies below. 
Get a Library Card
For adults age 18 and up:
  • Must be a Maywood resident
  • Must have a photo ID (Driver's license or Illinois State ID)
  • Proof of residency. One of the following may be used as a proof of residency: current utility bill, voter registration, bank statement or a property tax bill.
  • If the photo ID does not have a current address, two items are needed for proof of residency.
 
Students ages 5 to 17: 
A parent or legal guardian, who is a Maywood resident, must be present to provide the requirements listed above.
Click here to get a Digital Library Card. 
Requirements to Replace a Missing, Lost, Damaged, or Stolen Library Card:
Adults age 18 and up:
  • Must present one valid photo ID (an Illinois State Driver's License or Illinois State ID)
  • Must present proof of residency: one of the following may be used as a proof of residency: current utility bill, voter registration, bank statement or a property tax bill.
     
Students ages 5-17:
  • Must have a parent or legal guardian present and provide the items listed above. 
Please report a lost, missing, or stolen Library card immediately: 708-343-1847 ext. 10
There is a $3.00 fee to replace your library card.
Renew Your Library Card
For adults age 18 and up:
Patrons must bring two IDs that show their name and current address. One must be a current Illinois Driver’s License or Illinois State ID.

Students ages 5 to 17:
A parent or legal guardian, who is a Maywood resident, must be present to provide the requirements listed above.
Chicago Residents/Non-SWAN Patrons
Chicago Residents and/or Non-SWAN Patrons:
Applicants need to present their home library card with a valid Illinois Driver's License or Illinois State ID to be entered into the SWAN Libraries System.

Your library card allows you to borrow: books, DVDs, CDs, audio books, magazines and computer access.
Fines
Maywood library cardholders will not accrue fines for Maywood material that is checked out until it is considered lost. This excludes items from our Library of Things (for example, hotspots, games, and glue guns).

Fines on materials from other libraries are based on the policies of the lending library. 

Fines can be paid at the library (in cash) or
online using a credit card or debit card.
Renewals
Maywood Library material (excluding Library of Things items) can be renewed by phone or online.

For these items, you will be automatically renewed for up to two renewals if: your account is in good standing, the book is eligible for renewal, and if no holds are placed.

The policies on renewing loaned materials are dependent on the policies of the home library.