East Alton Public Library District

Sign Up for a Library Card

Getting a card, renewing materials, placing holds, etc.

Who can get a card
Any resident within the East Alton Public Library District that is 18 or older. If you have questions about what library district you lie within please call us. (618) 258-0787. 

For residents 17 or younger: The juvenile's parent or guardian has to have an EAPL card and sign for their child. The child must be able to write their name to receive a card. 

How to Get Your Card
Bring a valid picture ID and a piece of current mail from the last 30 days with your current address to the library.

Borrowing Limits
Adults have a limit of 10 CDs, or CD-books and a limit of 5 DVDs.  Youth cannot check out DVDs.

Placing Holds
There is currently a limit of twenty holds that can be placed on any account.

Renewing Your Borrowed Items
Print materials and Audio items can be renewed up to two times; while DVDs cannot be renewed under any circumstance.

Library Fines
25¢ per item, per day. Billed items will incur a $2.00 processing fee on top of the price for the item. A lost case will be $2.50 for the replacement of the case and barcode.

Replacement Library Cards
Replacement cards are $1.00.  When requesting a replacement card be sure to bring in a Valid Photo ID and Current Piece of Mail for address verification, if you are a minor a Parent or Guardian must be present.