- Anoka County
- Organizations & Schools
- Report a Lost Library Card
- PIN Information
Anoka County Library cards are available at all Anoka County libraries and by applying online. You must be an Anoka County resident to get an Anoka County Library card. 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.
If you need to renew your library card, please stop into any branch with a valid Minnesota ID or other proof of address.
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. Once you have received your home system library card, please bring it to any Anoka County Library to register your card with the Anoka County Library system. Anoka County Library is part of the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), an alliance of over 100 libraries in the seven-county Twin Cities metro, working together to bring the best library services and programs to you.
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:
- Government agencies
- Civic groups
- Schools, public and private
- Licensed daycares
- Group housing facilities
- Home school families
Who can apply?
The application must be submitted by an authorized representative (someone who is authorized to ensure prompt return of library materials, in good condition, and for payment of any fines, fees or charges). Please allow up two business days for processing, and up to seven business days for mailing.
Are multiple users allowed on the same card?
You may list up to 4 additional qualified borrowers on the application form. Checkouts are only allowed to individuals who are listed on the account. Your organization must notify the library administrative office about any changes in personnel that would affect your organization card account.
How many items are allowed?
Organization cards have a maximum check out limit of 100 items.
How long is the card valid for?
Organization cards expire every two years. When the card expires, a new application must be submitted. To ensure uninterrupted library service, please submit a new application before the previous card expires. A new card will be issued and mailed to you. Please do not dispose of your old card before the new one is received.
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 fee.
This includes residents of Clarkfield, Crosby, East Grand Forks, Hendricks, 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.
Please note the "Forgot My PIN" option in the catalog is currently not working and has been disabled. If you need your PIN reset, please contact your local library or our Administrative Office using one of the methods on our Ask a Librarian page.