208 N. Main, Mount Carroll, IL 61053

(815) 244-1751

Hours: MoN, Tues, wed, frI 9:00-5:30 thurs 9:00-7:00 Sat 9:00-1:00

Get a library card


To Obtain or Renew a Library Card

  Please bring in the following information:


-Your Photo ID

-A piece of your business mail (utility bill, bank statement, etc.) dated within the last 30 days as proof of residency.


-Your Photo ID


Applications for juveniles under the age of 18 must be completed in the library with both child and parent/legal guardian present.

Borrowing Policy


Patrons may check out a large variety of books and other materials. The library limits the number of CD/DVDs and reserves the right to limit the number of certain seasonal or special interest items that can be checked out. Reference materials may not be checked out. Books may be returned in the outside book drop; however, we would prefer other materials be returned inside the library due to the possibility of damage.

Patrons are financially responsible for all items checked out on the library card. 

Loan Periods


Books, CDs, magazines and audio books, may be checked out for 2 weeks. DVDs may be checked out for 1 week .



Most items may be renewed twice if there are no outstanding requests for the item. High demand or special interest items, as well as some interlibrary loan items, may not be renewable. You may renew in person, over the phone, or on our website. 

Reciprocal Borrowers

We will honor a valid library card from another library.

other services offered

Home Delivery:  Upon request the library will deliver materials to homebound patrons.

Interlibrary Loan:  Access to materials from Illinois Public, Academic, and University libraries.