Things to know about your library card

  • Patron must present his/her library card when checking out materials.
  • Library Cards are not transferable.
  • Patrons may not check out materials with another person's card.
  • There will be a $1.00 replacement fee for a lost or damaged card.
  • There is a limit of five dvd's, and three video games for a total of 75 items per card.
  • You have to use your own card to use the computers.
  • You must have less than $5.00 in fines to use the computers or check out materials.
On-Site Resources



Library Card

How to apply for a Byron Public Library District card

Residents - All residents of the Byron Public Library District are eligible for a free library card. To get a card, bring in proof of identity and residency. Children ages 5-12 may apply for a library card, but must have a parent or guardian present. The parent or guardian must sign the card in person at the library. All resident cards shall be issued for a three year period.

Non-Resident Property Owner - Persons not residing in the Byron Public Library District or other public library district, but who own property in the district may apply for a library card. Bring in the current years tax bill pertaining to the taxable property to receive this type of card. This privilege is extended to only one person for each parcel of taxable property. This card will be valid for one year, and may or may not be honored by other libraries in the area for reciprocal borrowing according to local policy. The Byron Public Library District will not accept library cards issued by other libraries for non-resident property owners, special non-resident rate cards, or courtesy cards of any sort.

Nonresident Fees Resolution more

Checking Out


New items will have a two week checkout period and may not be renewed. Older items will have a two week checkout period and may be renewed twice if no one has requested the item. Overdues: $0.05 per day, not to exceed cost of item. Damaged or lost items will be billed to patron at replacement cost.


7 day checkout period for all movie DVD's; 14 day checkout period for all other DVD's. Limit 5 and may not be renewed. Overdues: $0.50 per day, not to exceed cost of item. Damaged or lost DVDs will be billed to patron at replacement cost.

Video Games

7 day checkout period, limit 3, may not be renewed. Overdues: $1.00 per day, not to exceed cost of item. Damaged or lost video games will be billed to patron at replacement cost.

Local history materials

Not available to check out, but can be viewed in our local history

On-Site Services


All black and white prints are $0.10. This includes printing from the public computers, scanner, microfilm machine, and wireless printing. All color prints are $0.25.

Wireless printing allows you to print virtually any document or web page from your Internet connected PC to the library's printer. No additional software is required. If you cannot pick up your print within 2 hours, please call the library staff to print for you before it automatically deletes. wireless printing



The cost of sending a fax from the library is $1.00 for the first page, and $0.25 for every page thereafter. Everything that is being faxed must be on loose leaf, letter-sized paper (8.5x11). Photocopies are $0.10 per page if photocopies need to be made. The library is also willing to receive documents via fax for $0.25 per page. The librarys fax number is (815)234-5582. Fax messages will only be kept at the library for three days.


The Byron Public Library District has a scanner available for public use. Printing a scanned image is $0.10 for black and white prints, and $0.25 for color prints. Emailing the images or saving them on a USB flash drive (not provided by the library) is free. Our scanner has the ability to save in several different formats, such as PDF, JPG, and WORD.

CD/DVD/Video Game Cleaner

Have a disc at home that wont play? For $1.00 each, we can try to repair your scratched discs (maximum of five per visit). Staff will try to have your discs cleaned or repaired within 48 hours. The Byron Public Library District assumes no responsibility for damage to the disc or for loss of content nor does the library guarantee that the disc cleaning/repair machine will be able to repair all discs.


Computer Use

Logging onto Byron Public Library Districts computers requires the users library card. Patrons having more than $5.00 in fines are not allowed to use the computers until the fine is paid.

Residents of other communities may use their local library cards to use Byrons computers after stopping by the front desk to check the status of their card. If you are not from Illinois, a guest pass will be provided with proof of identification. Anyone under the age of 18 must have a parent/guardian read and sign a Computer Users Agreement in person. This is a one-time form that will be valid until the child turns 18.

Computers can be used for 60 minutes a day. If there is no one waiting for a computer, an additional 30 minutes can be requested from a librarian. All printing and saving of files must be completed within the patrons time slot or all information will be lost.

Library staff is not responsible for monitoring children's use of the Internet. Parents or legal guardians are encouraged to discuss with their children issues of appropriate use and information safety in regard to the Internet. Patrons may not store work on the hard drive.

The cost to print from the computers is $0.10 per page for black-and-white, and $0.25 per page for color prints. Violations of the Byron Public Library District Computer Use Policy may result in suspension of all computer privileges for a period of three months.


Room Reservations

Reserving the meeting rooms

Priority for the use of the meeting rooms will be given first to library sponsored meetings or programs, then to other meetings or programs. There are several different rooms available to reserve.

The meeting room holds 75 people and has a small kitchen. The conference room has a large table which seats 12. The activity room has a sink and tile floors and holds up to 30 people. There is no charge for non-profit use of the meeting rooms. For persons or organizations hosting an event that is for-profit, there is a $25 per hour charge for the room. Refreshments are allowed, but clean-up is the responsibility of the persons or group using the room.


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Homebound Delivery

We deliver!

The Byron Public Library District offers delivery services for Byron cardholders who are homebound. Books, magazines and other library materials can be checked out and delivered to your door. Delivery days are every other Thursday afternoon between 1:00-3:00. Requests for materials must be made at least one week in advance. Please call Penny M. at 815-234-5107 or contact us by email for more information.