How Do I Become a Member?


Register for your library card at the main library or the Prospect Heights Branch by showing a photo ID and proof of residency and within the Indian Trails Public Library District. Not all portions of the Village of Wheeling are within our library boundaries. Do I live within the library district? We also serve portions of Buffalo Grove, Prospect Heights, Arlington Heights and Northbrook.


Youth and teens, ages 17 and under, will need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to sign up for a library card. Cards are renewed every three years.


If you have a valid Illinois driver's license showing your current address, this is the only identification you need to bring.


If you do not have a Illinois driver's license or it has expired, please bring two forms of ID (one must be a photo ID) such as

  • Driver’s license, photo ID card, passport
  • Utility bill
  • Vehicle insurance card
  • Mortgage documents
  • Rental lease



Illinois residents with a valid library card may register their card for use at the Indian Trails Library by presenting a current photo ID along with proof of address and their home library card. Once registered, your card will be valid for one year and is renewable. Some services, such as checking out Hot Pick items or accessing reference databases from home are reserved for ITPLD members.



Businesses located within the boundaries of the Indian Trails Public Library District are eligible to receive a library card. Please call 847.459.4100, ext. 1 for more information.