Types of Library Cards
You may print out an application below and return it to the circulation desk on the main floor.
Effingham Public Library is funded by city taxpayers and library cards are available at no charge to Effingham residents. We will need proof of your address or the tax bill for the property within the city limits when you fill out your library card application.
A nonresident card is available for people who live outside of the Effingham city limits. The fee is $139.00 and allows each each family member living at the residence to receive a card with an expiration a year from the purchase date. This fee is the state mandated average of what taxpayers in the city of Effingham pay toward the library per year on their tax bill.
Library cards are available at no charge to Effingham businesses. We will need proof of your address or the tax bill for the property within the city limits when you fill out your library card application.
How Many Items May I check out?
Check Out Periods
All items from the Effingham Public Library are available for 14 days. However, check out periods may differ for materials obtained from other libraries.