Library Card Policy
All residents of Highland Park, from birth on, and those who might live elsewhere but own property in Highland Park, are entitled to a Highland Park Public Library card (HP RESIDENT) and can borrow all materials according to the policies and rules detailed in the Circulation Policies. Cards expire every 3 years.
People who live elsewhere but teach in the Highland Park School System or go to school in Highland Park (STUDENT/TEACHER), or work in Highland Park (WORKS in HP) are also entitled to library cards. Cards expire every year.
People who live in other communities that participate in the MURAL Open Borrowing Agreement (Out of Town) are eligible to borrow materials with some limits: no holds, 3 books per card, no DVDs or audiobooks. Cards expire every year.
Non-residents not covered by the above categories may purchase a Highland Park library card (Non-Resident) with full rights and privileges for $75 per year.
All borrowers must present their library cards when checking materials out. Replacement cards cost $1.
VERIFICATION OF RESIDENCE
- Adults, ages 18 and older, must show proof of residence in Highland Park such as a driver’s license, telephone bill, lease, deed, or gas & electric bill.
- Highland Park High School students, ages 17 and under, must show their HPHS identification card and have their application card signed by a parent or legal guardian.
- Children in grades 8 and under must have their application cards signed by a parent or legal guardian.
- Teachers in the Highland Park School District who do not live in Highland Park must show proof of employment in the school system such as a pay stub or ID card.
- People who own property or a business in Highland Park, but who do not live here, must show proof of ownership such as a deed or tax record.
- People who work in Highland Park must show proof of employment.
- People who live in other communities that participate in the MURAL Open Borrowing Agreement must show their unexpired home town library card. Circulation staff will call that library to determine that the borrower is in good standing before registering the patron in our system.