Anoka County Library cards are available at all Anoka County libraries and by applying online. Once the registration is complete, you will be issued a temporary account number which grants immediate access to databases and eBooks.
A permanent card will also be issued to you through the United States Postal Service and should arrive within a week. When you receive your permanent card, bring it to a library branch along with identification and proof of address to receive full borrowing privileges.
Information you provide in applying for a library card is protected under Chapter 13 of the Minnesota Data Practices Act. This information is necessary to support library services and is available only to authorized government personnel, to other libraries where you may borrow materials, and to organizations working on behalf of the library. Should you refuse to provide this information, we will be unable to issue you a library card.
Residents of the nearby counties of Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington should apply with their local library system. Any applications from residents of these counties will be forwarded, and any library card issued will be sent from the county or city in which the applicant resides.
Minnesota residents who live outside these counties need to apply for a card from their home system. Out of state residents may visit the library and pay for an annual library card.
The following organizations in Anoka County are eligible for organization cards:
If you are not a Minnesota resident or your public library is not a member of one of the Minnesota regional library systems, you may obtain an annual Anoka County Library card for a $60.00 fee.
This includes residents of Clarkfield, Crosby, East Grand Forks, Hendricks, Lake Elmo, and Taylors Falls.
Non-resident applications must be completed in person.
Report a lost or stolen library card immediately to avoid unauthorized use.
There may be a $2.00 replacement charge.
A lost, stolen, or damaged card must be reported within 60 days of the occurrence. A failure to do so will cause you to be liable for any fraudulent activity and expenses that might occur on your account.
Your library card barcode and PIN give you access to computers, online databases, and your library account information. PINs can be assigned when you register for a new card or by asking library staff. If you have an email address in your library record, you can request a new PIN by selecting "Forgot my PIN" on the My Account login screen or by logging in to My Account, selecting the "Personal Information" tab and then the "Change PIN" option.