Intergovernmental Agreement Cards

Overview

The Library has partnered with Lake Bluff School District 65 (LBES and LBMS), Lake Forest School District 115 (LFHS), and Forest Bluff School to offer the Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) Card program. This program provides Lake Bluff Library cards to current D65, D115, and Forest Bluff students who are eligible for non-resident cards. This page has more information about this program, including eligibility, card privileges, and FAQs.

FAQs

What is the difference between an IGA Card and a Non-Resident Card?
An IGA card is issued to at no additional cost, but it includes more usage restrictions. IGA Cards can only be used by the student cardholder and cannot be registered at other libraries. Non-Resident Cards have an annual fee for the entire household, but they do not have the same usage restrictions as IGA Cards. Non-Resident Cards have the same privileges as Resident Cards and may be registered at other libraries for reciprocal privileges. Check out our IGA and Non-Resident Card Comparison handout and the Non-Resident FAQ page for more information.

My family has already purchased Non-Resident Cards. Do we need to pick up IGA Cards as well?
Your household can only participate in one card program at a time. Unless you are planning on switching from the Non-Resident Card program to the IGA Card program, you do not need to register for an IGA Card.

If I sign up for one card program now, can I change my mind later?
Yes! While your household can only participate in one card program at a time, you can switch programs as your family's needs change. We'll ask you to fill out a short opt in/opt out form for our records.

My family purchased a non-resident cards, but we plan to switch to IGA Cards. Are you able to offer any refunds or fee adjustments?
Unfortunately, no. The intergovernmental agreement between the District and the Library has no impact on non-resident fees, so we are not able to adjust your fee or issue a refund based on the terms of that agreement. Please read our Existing Non-Resident Cards handout for more information.

My child attends a school that is not listed on this page. Can he or she still receive an IGA Card?
The Library cannot issue IGA Cards without an agreement in place with the school. If your child's school is not listed as a partner school on this page, it means that we do not currently have an agreement with the institution. Please contact the Library Director with any questions about our agreements with local schools.

Who should I contact if I have questions about this program?
Questions about the Intergovernmental Agreement may be directed to Eric Bailey (Library Director). Questions about card registration and usage may be directed to Liliana LaValle (Head of Circulation and Reference).