Get a Card







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
  • Lease
  • 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 $90. 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.

Your Account

  • 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.