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  1. How do I obtain or replace a library card ?
  2. What are the library hours ?
  3. Which holidays are the library closed ?
  4. How do I get to the Lansing Library?
  5. What is the loan period for library materials ?
  6. Are there limits to how much I may check out?
  7. What are the fines for overdue materials ?
  8. May I renew my items ?
  9. I want material someone else has checked out...What do I do?
  10. I'm looking for material Lansing Library doesn't have...What do I do?
  11. May I access the Internet at the Library?
  12. Does the library have a computer for public use?
  13. When is the next Book Sale?
  14. What are the Historical Society hours?
  15. Who is Lewis O. Flom?
  16. Can my group meet in the Community Room?
  17. May I register to vote at the Library?
  18. Does the Library have TAX FORMS?
  19. How Do I Make a Memorial Donation?
  20. May I Pay Fines with a Credit Card or Debit Card?

How do I obtain or replace a library card ?

Library cards are issued to Lansing residents free-of-charge with proper identification to prove residency. (A valid photo I.D. and two acceptable items with your current Lansing address. If the photo I.D. shows your current Lansing address, you only need to provide one additional acceptable item with your current Lansing address, such as a current utility bill.) Lansing residents under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian, with proper identification, sign for them.  Lost cards should be reported immediately and may be replaced for a $5.00 fee. You must present your card whenever borrowing material.

Acceptable Photo I.D. 
1 item required

Acceptable Proof of Address 
in Lansing, Illinois
2 items required
Name needs to match that on the Photo I.D.

Drivers License Current Utility Bill
State I.D. Lease
Passport Bill of Sale/Contract for Home
Student I.D. Checkbook from a local bank
Military I.D. A piece of mail with recent postmark
Lansing Public Library Photo I.D. Automobile registration
Other Photo I.D. 
issued by a government agency
  If the Photo I.D. has the patron's current Lansing address, it may also serve as one (1) of the two proofs of address

See Library Cards policy for additional information.


What is the loan period for library materials?

All circulating library material may be checked out for three weeks (21 days) at no charge with the following exceptions:

All DVDs 7 days
Laptop for in-library use 3 hours + Driver's License for deposit
Hot copy book, cd, audiobook, game, magazine 7 days, no renewal
I-Share or OCLC 30 days, no renewal


Are there limits to how much I may check out?

Only 1 item of the following formats may be checked out at one time:
Hot Copy Book / Hot Magazines / Hot Audio Books / Hot Compact Discs / Hot DVD

Only 5 items of the following formats may be checked out at one time:
DVD’s

Only 10 items of the following formats may be checked out at one time:
New Book / Magazines / Audio Books / Compact Discs

Only 20 items of the following formats may be checked out at one time:
Books (not in the "new book" section)
There is a limit of 40 items total per borrower.
Limits should be remembered when placing requests for multiple items.


What are the fines for overdue materials?

Books 10¢ per day
Magazines and pamphlets 10¢ per day
DVDs-Hot DVD, Feature Films $1.00 per day
DVDs-Non-Fiction 10¢ per day
Compact discs 10¢ per day
Audiobooks 10¢ per day

Overdue fines are not charged for days when the library is closed. A book return is located to the right of the Indiana Avenue entrance.

Keep track of what you have out, and get due date reminder notices.


I want material someone else has checked out...What do I do?

Material which is checked out to another patron may be reserved for you, through the computer catalog workstations or at the Information desk. Patrons may also place a hold by visiting the catalog portion of our website.


May I access the Internet at the Library?

Filtered Internet access is available to Lansing Patrons and Reciprocal Borrowers who have registered for this service. Persons under the age of 18 must have a parent register for them. The Photo ID Library Card must be placed in the holder on the terminal.

Patrons are strongly encouraged to register for Internet access when obtaining their library card. Internet access is required to access our databases to search for articles, or use NoveList within the library.

Failure to abide by the Library's Internet Use policy will result in termination of user privileges.

Read the Internet Use Policy


Does the library have a computer for public use?

Yes! Computers are available.

Read the Internet Use Policy


When is the next Book Sale?

Friends of Lansing Public Library conducts Book Sales. They are usually the second Saturday of the month. Check our upcoming Events for Book Sales, Meetings and events sponsored by Friends!


Who is Lewis O. Flom?

The Lansing Public Library building is named for Lewis O. Flom, a long-time Library Board President.


Does the Library have TAX FORMS?

The library no longer receives printed copies of tax forms or instructions.

Many Federal and State tax forms can be downloaded directly from the Internet..  Click here to go to the Tax Info page.

W-2, 1099 and other informational forms used in filling out personal income tax forms must be obtained from the appropriate employer, bank, or financial consultant. For employers or institutions looking for blank copies of these forms, they can be ordered from the IRS (1-800-TAX-FORM), and purchased through office supply stores.


May I Pay Fines with a Credit Card or Debit Card?

Yes you can!  Click below to learn how to use ProPay, or pay at the Circulation Desk!

Pay Fines & Fees with Your Credit Card or Debit Card!