How do I Obtain a Library Card

If you are a Calumet City resident as evidenced by the address on your government-issued ID card (driver’s license, state ID, etc.), bring that in along with a piece of mail bearing the same name and address as the ID card dated within the last 30 days to the Circulation Desk. You will be issued a card the same day you apply.

If you live in another city, please go to your city’s library to find out what you need in order to take advantage of the free services the library offers. And chances are that once you receive a card from your city’s library, you may be able to use that card here at Calumet City Public Library to check out certain materials.

To read the full policy, please click here.

Where are you located?

Our physical and mailing address is:
660 Manistee Avenue
Calumet City, IL 60409

We are located two blocks east of Torrence, at Pulaski Road (also called 154th Street) and in between Marquette Avenue and Manistee Avenue. We are located across from the Calumet City Police and Fire Departments.

How do I use the Community Room for an event?

There are specific guidelines for use of the Community Room, namely you must be a non-profit organization and your meeting has to be free and open to the public. There may be a $50 charge in order to use it. For more information, you can access the full policy here, or call our Administration Department at (708) 862-6220 ext. 5.

How do I access my account online?

Please navigate your browser to catalog.swanlibraries.net/ccs and click on My Account in the upper right hand corner. Once there, you will enter the full library card number without any spaces or letters and your self-selected PIN. Please be advised that on April 14, 2015 all PINs were reset to the last four digits of the telephone number on file. If you do not have a PIN, or if you encounter any problems with sign in, please call the Circulation Desk at (708) 862-6220 ext. 1. Additionally, if you are not a Calumet City Public Library patron please call your home library for assistance in this matter.

How do I access my account online?

Call the appropriate Reference Desk and speak with a librarian.

  • Adult Services (teens in grades 9-12 and adults): (708) 862-6220 ext. 2
  • Youth Services (birth through 8th grade): (708) 862-6220 ext. 3
  • Go online to our catalog at catalog.swanlibraries.net/ccs, search for the material you desire, click on request, and sign in to your account to complete the transaction. Please see "How do I access my account online?" above for instructions on how to sign in.

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Safety and Security Sign In

For the safety and security of our patrons, all visitors are required to sign in and state purpose for visiting the library. Calumet City Public Library will never share patron personal information.