Get your free Hennepin County Library card and access online resources instantly

Hennepin County Library cards are free for all Hennepin County residents. Do you live outside Hennepin County? Find your local metropolitan area library – many other libraries provide similar services.

Step 1: Complete your library card application

Apply for a library card

Step 2: Check your email. Your new library card number will be sent immediately to the email address you provided.

Step 3: Download the free Libby app, available in both Google and Apple app stores. Use Libby to access 400,000 eBooks, audiobooks, magazines and more, instantly.

You can also use your library card to stream thousands of critically-acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, award-winning foreign films and more, from Kanopy, the library’s streaming video service. Learn more about Kanopy.

Looking for an online resource like homework help? Visit the online resources page to browse more than 100 databases and other resources. Login using your new library card for immediate access.

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Have questions? Ask us! You can live chat, email, call, or text message library staff.

Hennepin County Library cards provide full borrowing privileges, including access to online resources, eBooks, audiobooks, physical materials, and more.