Getting a Library Card

The Steger-South Chicago Heights Public Library District covers most of Steger, all of South Chicago Heights, and a small area of Sauk Village. To see which library district your home is in, call us or click here to search for your address. It will also be on your voter registration card.

Your library card lets you:

What do I need to get a library card?

If your photo ID has your current Steger or South Chicago Heights address, fill out the application above and send us a photo or scan of your ID. You can also apply in person at the library by bringing in your ID.

Acceptable IDs: 

Acceptable proofs of residency:

If your photo ID does not have your current/correct address on it, you will need to show two (2) of the following items.

Based on our borrowing agreement with other area libraries, if you have had a card at another area library, all fines must be paid before we are able to issue a new one. You can pay them here. 

There is a $3 replacement fee for lost SSCHPL cards that will be added to your account and can be paid at your convenience by cash, check, or credit card.

Using Your Library Card

Borrowing Limits

Placing Holds or Renewing Items

Loan periods & fine schedules