September Library Card Sign Up Month



Do you like free stuff? 

Then do we have a deal for you! 

Sign up for a Des Plaines Public Library card this month for access to video-games, movies, music, books, and more.

AND get entered into a drawing to win a $25 gift card!

"I already have a lot of cards" you say.  "What can a Des Plaines library card give me that I don't already have?"

In addition to accessing hundreds of thousands of physical books, music and movies

A Des Plaines library card also grants you access to a wide range of e-resources!

Some examples of resources that are available for patron use:

-Learn a new language with Mango Languages

-Watch a movie on Kanopy

-Read e-magazines with Press Reader

-Receive live Chess tutoring from Brainfuse

-Research your heritage with

We also have a wide range of devices that are available for checkout to Des Plaines library card holders only. 

Devices available for checkout include Wireless Internet Hotspots, a Wolverine F2D Film to Digital Slide Converter, Toshiba DVD Video Cassette Recorder, Podcast Interview Kit with H4N Zoom Handy Recorder, launchpads, Kindles, smart speakers and more.    

Don't forget!

When you sign up for a library card during September Library Card Sign up Month, you can enter a raffle to win one of four $25 gift cards to local restaurants.

Including Amazing Breads & Cakes, Boston Fish Market, Charcoal Delights, and Mexico.

You will also receive a coupon for a free book from the Friends of the Library Book Nook ongoing booksale.

This all sounds wonderful!  But how do I sign up for one?

Obtaining a library card is simple!

If you live in incorporated Des Plaines, all you need is a photo ID with your current address. 

If your ID does not have your current address on it, please also bring a piece of mail (like a utility bill) with your new address on it.

Just stop by the front desk and one of our friendly Patron Account Assistants will be happy to sign you up for a new card, or apply online.

Want more information?

Find all the details at

We hope to see you soon!

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