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If you are a resident of one of the seven counties we serve, you can get a free library card, which will unlock access to thousands of books, movies and our digital library.

The counties we serve are:

  • Becker
  • Clay
  • Clearwater
  • Mahnomen
  • Norman
  • Polk
  • Wilkin

How to Apply:

Visit a LARL location near you and ask to apply for a card.
Pro Tip: Download the library card application and fill it out ahead of time.

Now Available! Apply for a card online and if eligible, we’ll send your library card number to your email address within 24 hours.

What to Bring:

You can get a library card at any of our locations with a photo ID (including a driver’s license, state identification card, social services card, student ID or a tribal ID) with your current address. If your ID doesn’t list your current address, please bring an official document that lists your current address, such as:

  • Utility Bill
  • Medical Bill
  • Insurance Paperwork
  • Voter’s Registration Card
  • Rental Receipt, Lease or Deed
  • Postmarked Mail
  • Vehicle Registration
  • Check with Name and Address
  • Property Tax Statement
  • Mortgage, Rental or Lease Agreement
  • Pay Check Stub
  • Checkbook
  • Student Loan Bill
  • Semester Class Schedule

Will it Expire?

LARL library cards expire every three years. To renew your card, visit or call your library.

Library Cards for Kids

Youth ages 17 and under must visit the library with a parent or guardian to get a card. Simply fill out the application and bring an ID or identifying document to a library near you to apply.

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