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Library Hours:
M-Th 9am-9pm
Fri/Sat 9am-5pm
Sun 1pm-5pm
(Sept-May)

 

Library Card Information

Do you live within the city limits of Crystal Lake?

Apply in person at the Circulation desk.
Individuals who live within the city limits of Crystal Lake may obtain a library card upon presentation of identification which establishes residency.

     Printable Library card registration form

     Online Library card registration form

Do you live in unincorporated Crystal Lake?

Apply in person at the Circulation Desk.
Individuals who reside outside the city limits of Crystal Lake may obtain a nonresident card by paying a fee equal to what the Library tax would be for that year if the property were inside city limits.

Do you have a library card from another public library?

Individuals with a valid library card from another Illinois public library are able to use the Crystal Lake Public Library and check out materials from our collection. Please contact the Circulation Department at 815.459.1687 x 4 for information about registering your card at CLPL.

Special Cards

CLPL offers several additional  types of cards that are available to businesses, nonresident taxpayers, schools and employees of the City of Crystal Lake. Please contact the Circulation Department at 815.459.1687 x 4 for details.

Loan Periods & Fines

Material Loan Period Late Fine
Audio Books 3 weeks 25 cents per day
Books 3 weeks 10 cents per day
CD Books 3 weeks 25 cents per day
CD ROMs 2 weeks $1 per day
DVDs 1 week $1 per day
Hot Picks 1 week $1 per day
ILL Materials (Special orders) varies 25 cents per day
Kits 3 weeks 10 cents per day
Magazines 1 week 10 cents per day
Music CDs 3 weeks 25 cents per day
New Books 2 weeks 25 cents per day
Playaways 3 weeks 25 cents per day
Puzzles 3 weeks 10 cents per day
Video Games 1 week $1 per day