Important note: Children ages 17 and under need parental permission before we will issue them a library card. If you are the parent or guardian of one or more children ages 17 and under and would like to get them library cards along with yours, you may use the online form below. If they live with you, fill out the form below with your information, including a picture of your photo ID and proof of address, and enter the name(s) and birth date(s) of your child(ren) in the form.

1. Please read about who qualifies for free library checkout and in library Internet service

2. Fill out the online application OR print out and complete the Library card application [English version] [Spanish version].

3. Select a piece of acceptable current identification.

4. If you did not submit the copy of your photo ID and/or proof of address online, please mail them to or drop them off at the library.

5. If you are not a Minnesota resident, see information on Non-resident Cards

Click or drag files to this area to upload. You can upload up to 2 files.
Please upload a copy of your driver's license, passport or other government issued photo ID. If the document does not include your current address, please include a copy of a bill or statement that does show your current address. You may send them by other methods if you prefer, including email, mail or simply dropping them off at the library.

For more information, contact the Service Desk: (651) 385-3673, v/tdd.


Who qualifies for free library checkout and in library Internet service?

Minnesota residents or anyone who owns or rents property in Minnesota may receive a free library card. People who live in Minnesota but outside the SELCO region are requested to provide a valid library card from the county or city of residence. Minors (less than 18 years old) require parent or guardian information as given.


Acceptable forms of identification

To register for a library card you will need a photo ID (drivers license, state ID card or passport) with your current address. If you do not have such an ID you will need to provide your social security number along with one of the following as proof of current address:

  • Checkbook with address
  • Postmarked bill or letter
  • Rental or lease agreement or receipt
  • Property tax statement

Non-resident and visitor cards

If you do not quality for a free library card, you may purchase a non-resident card.

  • One-year card: $40.00
  • Six-month card: $20.00
  • Three-month card: $10.00

For the convenience of tourists and visitors to the area, the library also offers the following temporary cards, available upon request:

  • A free one-day courtesy Internet card
  • One month card: $5.00