How to get a Library Card

Free library cards are issued to applicants meeting the following criteria:

Persons (families) owning property and living within the village of Malta and living within the boundaries of Malta Township. Minors ages 5-16 must have parental or guardian signature to receive a library card.

Persons renting within the village of Malta or Malta Township.

Persons owning property within the village of Malta or Malta Township but living outside any library service area. One card per family.

Bring a photo id (driver's license, state id, passport) and a utility bill, voter's card, or lease with your current physical address.

Non-residence library cards are issued to applicants meeting the following criteria:

If a person resides in an unserved area, one that does not assess for library taxes, a non-resident fee will be charged based upon Illinois Law. The amount of the Malta Library non-residence fee for 2012 has been arrived at using the General Mathematical Formula as established by the Illinois State Library F2 [75 ILCS 5/4-7(12) and 16/30-55.60] In subsections (a) and (b) of this section, the non-resident fee shall be equitable and proportionate to the fee paid by residents.

Formula is as follows:
(library income from property tax/Malta Township population) X Avg. # of people per Malta household + annual fee ($125,417.62/1608) x 2.6 = $202.79

This year's fee of $202.79 allows a family to use one card for twelve months from the date of issuance.