Your Library Card
Getting a card, renewing materials, fines, etc.
To Obtain or Renew Your Library Card
The Belleville Public Library is funded by your property taxes, making it possible for you to obtain a library card at no additonal charge as a City of Belleville resident.
Please bring the following information with you to the library:
- Your Photo ID
- A Piece of business mail (utility bill, bank statement, etc.) dated within the last 30 days as proof of residency
- Your photo ID
- A piece of business mail (utility bill, bank statement, etc.)
As a Non-resident, the cost of a one-year library card is a flat fee of $64.
Applications for juveniles under the age of 18 must be completed in the library with both child and parent/legal guardian present. Juveniles under the age of 18 will be linked to the parent or legal guardian.
Library cards are processed during business hours until 30 minutes prior to closing.
The number of books which a Patron borrows is unlimited. HOWEVER, the patron is responsible for every book borrowed until returned. Five CDs/videos/DVDs and tapes may be borrowed at one time. Belleville Public Library reserves the right to limit the number of seasonal and/or special interest items checked out. Reference materials may not be checked out. Books may be returned in the outside book drop, however, all other materials (videos, DVDs, CDs, CD-ROMs, etc.) must be brought into the library and NOT DEPOSITED IN THE BOOK DROP. A fine will be assessed for non-book items damaged in the book drop.
Books, audio books, music CDs, puppets, discovery packs, video tapes, DVDs, CD-ROMs, magazines, and St. Louis Art Museum materials may be borrowed for 3 weeks. Bestsellers may be limited to 2 weeks. Seasonal items may be limited to 1 week.
Renewing Your Borrowed Items
Most items may be renewed twice if there are no outstanding requests for the item. High demand or special itnerest items as well as some interlibrary loan items may not be renewable. You may renew in person, over the phone, or on the internet.
Fines are charged for each day an item is overdue.
- Books, CDs, CD-ROMs, magazines, audio books, videos, DVDs, and Playaways: 10 cents per item per day
- Backpacks: $1.00 per item per day
- Art Access Kits: $5.00 per kit per day
Fines are NOT charged for days the library is closed.