WLS Welcome Card Registration

Probation officers and case managers:

The WLS Welcome Card is a six-month temporary library card.  Those navigating re-entry after incarceration are offered this card as a way to assure access to library services.  The card is activated (and can be renewed) upon the request of a probation officer or case manager.  The card can be replaced with a permanent card at any library for which the required identification can be produced.

To register a WLS Welcome Card, please complete the form below.  You will receive a confirming email when the card has been activated.  This will be done within 48 hours.

Don’t have a card to activate? If you represent an agency serving a re-entry population, contact us via the ASK US! button above. Tell us about your agency and how we can contact you.
Patron Information (* are required)




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Example: 01/04/1968 for January 4, 1968

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Case manager or probation officer contact (* are required)