Library Cards for Non-Residents
NON-RESIDENT CARDHOLDER POLICY
Once each year by July 1st, the Library Board will determine whether or not the library will issue Non-Resident Cards during the following year and the formula and fee to be used.
Within 30 days of the Board decision, the library shall notify Illinois Heartland Libraries System in writing of participation decision, effective date, formula used, and fee, and attach a copy of the policy for service to Non-Residents.
Non-Resident cards issued to Non-Resident Property Owners (1 card per parcel without a fee) will be valid for Reciprocal Borrowing at other participating libraries.
Generally, Non-Residents must apply at the closest public library to their principal residence in their school district.
Calculations for the Non-Resident fee, if the general formula is used, are based on the non-resident’s principal residence.
The library will use the General Mathematical Formula to calculate the Non-Resident card fee. To do so, the library will calculate the local property tax per household, which will result in the minimum amount the library may charge. State and federal grant funds are not included.
The fee for a Non-Resident card as of July 1, 2015, is $37.45.
Marshall Public Library serves residents of the City of Marshall. Through contractual agreement, those residing in Marshall Area Public Library District are also eligible for a library card. Marshall Area Public Library District encompasses approximately the area of Marshall School District, excluding York and Melrose Townships.
(Adopted 6/12/02, Reviewed 6/8/05, 05/20/2008, 06/10/09, Revised 7/11/12, 06/24/15)