Moline Residency

Funding for the Moline Public Library is supplied by property tax revenue from residents of the City of Moline. A portion of the property tax from each household goes to support the Moline Public Library.

Library cards are available to those residents who pay property tax to the City of Moline. This information can be found on your annual tax bill. If you receive water and trash collection from the City of Moline, you qualify for a Moline Library card.  

If you live in an unincorporated area of Moline, read below:

Fees for Nonresidents

In order to protect the rights of residents of Moline who pay taxes to support the library, nonresidents will pay for library cards in the same manner as residents. On January 12, 2023, the Moline Public Library Board of Trustees adopted an annual fee of $163 for borrowing privileges extended to nonresidents of Moline. This $163 fee represents the average annual household tax paid to the Moline Public Library. Arrangements can be made with the Library to make quarterly payments for the $163 nonresident card fee. Nonresident cards are valid for one year.  

Nonresident applicants are qualified to apply if the Moline Public Library is the closest public library to their residence.  (23 Ill. Adm. Code 3050.25)

Nonresident fee does not apply to veterans with a service-connected disability who are exempt from paying property taxes on their primary residence. When applying for a library card, qualifying individuals must present documentation from Rock Island County indicating their property tax exemption.  (23 Ill. Adm. Code 3050.60)

Nonresident fee does not apply to individuals under 18 years of age. (Public Act 102-0843

Please call 309-524-2450 for more information.