Who can get a library card

  • Residents who live within Wheaton city limits, no charge
  • Non-Residents who live within School District 200 boundaries for an annual fee
  • Temporary Residents who live in Wheaton for 30 consecutive days
  • Wheaton Property Owners with real estate tax bill
  • Business Owners who request a card in writing on business letterhead receive one card

A WPL card allows you to
• Checkout and place holds on books, audio books, movies, music, video games and other items in our physical collection
• Checkout and place holds on items in our Tech2Go collection
• Checkout eContent, including ebooks, e-audio books and magazines
• Access premium databases and online learning resources
• Borrow from other libraries through LINKin and Interlibrary Loan

Register your library card from any Illinois library
• Check out items in our physical collection; does not include Tech2Go

How to register for a WPL library card

  • at the Main Desk on the First Floor
  • show an ID with your Wheaton address
    • Illinois driver's license or state ID
    • Checkbook from local bank
    • Utility bill (within 60 days)
    • Lease
    • Bill of Sale/Contract for home
    • Automobile registration
    • Mail with recent postmark (within 60 days)
  • Parents or guardians must be present for anyone under 18
  • Non-residents who live within School District 200 boundaries are charged a fee based on their property value

For more information about library cards and borrowing, call the Circulation Department at 868-7510 or see the Circulation Policy

Library Notices

Text Notices
Sign up to receive text messages when items on hold are ready for pickup, items checked out are almost due and when they are overdue. Learn how to sign up

eMail Notices
Sign up to receive library notices in your email, including courtesy notices which alert you before items are due.
• log in to My Account and click the Modify Personal Info button
• or send an e-mail message to
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