Library cards

Library cards are free and give you access to everything the library has to offer. Check out materials, use library computers, access our online resources and more.

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Hennepin County residents can get a library card with full borrowing privileges in person at Hennepin County libraries.

Residents can also apply online to get an e-card to access online resources.

Apply for an e-card

Hennepin County property owners can get a library card with full borrowing privileges in person at Hennepin County libraries.

Property owners can also apply online to get an e-card to access online resources.

Apply for an e-card

If you live in Minnesota outside of Hennepin County, you can register your local library card with Hennepin County Library.

To register your local library card, Ask Us or go to any Hennepin County library with Grab and Go service.

Exceptions: Minnesota residents whose public library is not a member of one of the regional public library systems (Clarkfield, Crosby, East Grand Forks, Hendricks and Taylors Falls) are not eligible to register their library card.

We are currently not able to accept applications for organization cards.

Individuals who are not Minnesota residents or Minnesota residents whose public library is not a member of one of the regional public library systems (Clarkfield, Crosby, East Grand Forks, Hendricks and Taylors Falls) may obtain a Hennepin County Library card for an annual fee ($60).

Fee-based cards allow patrons to borrow physical materials but do not allow the checkout of downloadable content or remote access to subscription online resources.

Fee-based cards expire 12 months after the issue date.

Applications must be completed in person at a Hennepin County library.

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Report a lost library card

 

Report a lost or stolen library card immediately to avoid responsibility for unauthorized use. Ask Us to get help from library staff by chat, phone or email.