Boone County residents who live outside of corporated Belvidere may purchase
*family library cards that
provide the same services and privileges as city residents since they don't pay
library property taxes. The tax bill method
is used to determine the cost. The annual fee is .18% (.0018) of the assessed
valuation or the taxable value of the property of residence. It would help us
greatly if you would bring in your current tax bill when applying for a card.
However, we can look it up on the county assessor's website if you don't have
it. However, you will then need proof of residency such as a driver's license or
a current piece of mail.
example if the taxable value (approximately one-third of the assessed value) of your home was $50,000, the annual cost of your
library card would be $90. (50000 x .0018 = 90)
Non-resident renters are assessed 18% (.18) of the amount of their monthly rent.
A rent receipt or cancelled rent check is required as proof of rent. If your
rent was $600, the annual cost of your card is $108..
Fees are calculated on an individual basis.
The minimum cost of a card is $35.00.
*A family card will provide you with library cards for every member of your