A resident is any person who resides within the boundaries of the Windsor Storm Memorial Public Library District.
Non-residents are those living outside the boundaries of a library service area. To obtain a library card, a non-resident must apply to the closest library and pay a non-resident fee. Non-residents of the WSMPL District are eligible to receive a WSMPL card if they meet the above criteria. The annual non-resident fee is established by the WSMPL Board of Trustees based on the Illinois State Library’s property tax formula.
Property Owners Living Outside the WSMPL Boundaries
Those who live outside of the boundaries of the WSMPL, but who own property within the boundaries of the WSMPL, may have one personal library card for use by the individual whose name appears on the tax bill without additional payment.
Any person holding a valid library card from a library participating in the Illinois Reciprocal Borrowing Program may borrow library materials.
If patron’s library is not a part of the SHARE regional automation consortium which includes the WSMPL, an application must be completed, the patron’s home library must be contacted to verify that the patron is in good standing, and the information from the library card application must be entered into the SHARE patron data base.
Reciprocal borrowing privileges are valid until the user’s home library card expires.
All WSMPL policies apply to reciprocal borrowers. The WSMPL follows the ILLNET code which requires that a reciprocal borrower, whose home library is not a fully participating member of the SHARE automation system place requests for items via interlibrary loan through the home library.
Use of the reciprocal card is limited to the patron whose name appears in the library card account.