Reciprocal Borrower Patrons


I have a Bartlett address, so why can’t I get a BPLD card?

Our boundaries don’t match those of Bartlett. We are a separate governmental unit, which is governed by our own Board of Trustees (elected by residents of the Library District), and levy our own taxes.

Can I use BPLD if I have a card from another library?

Yes! Bring in your Illinois library card and we’ll put it in our system so you can check out our physical items. BPLD cardholders will come first on requests for reserved items.

How can I find which library district I live in?

It will be on your real estate tax bill. However, call or visit and we can tell you whether you reside within our boundaries.

What if I live in an area not served by any library?

State law provides that people who do not pay taxes to any library may be permitted to purchase library cards for the amount equivalent to what the District’s residents pay. We compute non-resident fees the same way residents’ taxes are computed, and this is done by applying the Library’s tax rate to their assessed valuation.

State law prohibits BPLD from doing the following:

  • Issuing cards to those who do not reside within its boundaries.
  • Annexing areas already served by other libraries.

You may pay taxes to these nearby libraries if you don’t live within the boundaries of BPLD:

Gail Borden Public Library District (Elgin Area)

Main Library

270 Grove Avenue

Elgin, IL 60120



Rakow Branch

2751 W Bowes Road

Elgin, IL 60124



South Elgin Branch

127 S McLean Boulevard

South Elgin, IL 60177



Poplar Creek Public Library District (Streamwood Area)

Main Library

1405 S Park Avenue

Streamwood, IL 60107

630.837.6800 (Option 1)


Sonya Crawshaw Branch

4300 Audrey Lane

Hanover Park, IL 60133

630.837.6800 (Option 2)