If you live in Buffalo Township, you may get a library card free of charge, as part of your tax-supported library service. To get a library card, applicants, or parents/legal guardians/responsible individual will need to show a picture I.D. with your current address. If your picture I.D. does not have your current address, you will also need to show one of the following:
- Utility bill
- Tax bill
- Mortgage payment book
- Vehicle sticker receipt
- Vehicle registration
- Voter’s registration
- Firearms identification (FOID card)
- College semester schedule
- State of Illinois medical statement
All items must be current.
If you live in the Polo Community School District outside Buffalo Township you must pay for a non-resident card at the cost determined by the State of Illinois’ formula of tax funds received from the county divided by number of households in Buffalo Township. The cost of a non-resident card is $85. Non-resident cards are good for 1 year. Polo Public Library Foundation is assisting families with the cost of a non-resident card. For households including children under the age of 18 your cost is $25. Cards are good for 1 year.
If you are not sure you live in the district, check your property tax bill or click here to view the Buffalo Township map.
- By law, staff cannot look up other patron accounts or other family members’ accounts unless it is for a minor child.
- You can look up your own account: My Account
- You must possess a current, valid library card to check out library materials, or to have staff look up your account.