Library Cards & Borrowing

Your Library card, or COD Student ID card, should be presented to check out materials. If you have forgotten your card, materials can be checked out by presenting a driver's license. You are responsible for materials checked out on your Library account, so make sure you know where your card is and report lost or stolen cards promptly.
  1. Students
  2. Faculty & Staff
  3. District Residents
  4. Dual Credit
  5. Others

Any registered student may borrow materials from the Library. Bring your COD Student ID card with you to have it activated at the Library. You may also use Library Card Request Form and we'll activate it for you remotely. Be sure to fill out the form completely and use your COD email address. If you don't have a Student ID, you may obtain a card at the Circulation Services desk, be sure to bring a a photo ID (such as a driver's license).

Expiration dates:

  • Student cards expire September 30th
  • Student cards will automatically renew for students registered in the fall
  • Students may also change their status to District Resident if they are taking a semester off and live in-district

Any faculty or staff member of COD may borrow materials from the Library. Bring your COD Faculty or Staff ID card with you to have it activated at the Library. You may also use Library Card Request Form and we'll activate it for you remotely. Be sure to fill out the form completely and use your COD email address. You may also stop by the Circulation Desk in the Library to activate your Faculty ID card, be sure to bring a a photo ID (such as a driver's license). Faculty and staff cards are automatically renewed each year.

College of DuPage Retirees

COD retirees may enjoy the same library privileges as District Residents, regardless of where they live. Present a photo ID and proof of retiree status at the Circulation Services desk to obtain a library card.

COD retiree cards expire one year from the date of issue. Cards may be renewed in person or by contacting the Library at (630) 942-2106 or emailing [email protected].

Emeritus Faculty and Administrators

Faculty and Administrators who have been awarded emeritus status by the Board may claim special library privileges. Emeritus faculty and administrators will be able to check out COD books and DVDs, use I-Share as regular borrowers (though they’ll need to pick up those items at COD or another I-Share library) access databases from off-campus and request materials through interlibrary loan.

Emeritus cards expire one year from date of issue and may be renewed in person or by phone. Patrons interested in requesting their emeritus library card should contact the Library at (630) 942-2106 or [email protected].

Citizens of District 502 who are 18 years of age or older may obtain a library card. Present proof of present address, age, and a photo ID at the Circulation Services desk to obtain a card. District Residents may checkout materials from the general circulating and popular collections.

District Resident Library cards expire one year from date of issue and must be renewed in-person every year.

Dual Credit high school students are able to obtain a Library card online. Go to the Library Card Request Form for instructions. These student cards expire at the end of the semester, but they may be renewed if you take another online course by calling Circulation Services at (630) 942-2106.

Out-of-District Borrowers

If you do not live District 502 but are employed in the District, you are also eligible for a library card. Please present a signed letter on company letterhead verifying employment, a photo ID, and proof of present address.

Out-of-district Library cards expire one year from date of issue.

Kids/Teens on Campus

Students in the Kids or Teens on Campus programs may have a Library card for the duration of their course. Contact your instructor for more information. Kids and Teens On Campus have the same responsibilities as other borrowers.

Other Students

Students and faculty from other institutions who are attending classes located on the COD campus may obtain a Library card for the duration of the course. Contact Circulation Services for more information.

Proof of Residency

Acceptable forms for proof of residency in C.O.D. District 502 include any of the following as long as they are current and contain your current address:

  • Illinois driver's license
  • Car registration
  • Bill for car insurance
  • Renter's or homeowner's insurance bill
  • Lease
  • Copy of income tax return (IL or US)
  • Tax bill
  • Voting receipt
  • Other notices from the Board of Elections if dated & addressed