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1000 Washington Ave.
Detroit Lakes, Minnesota 56501
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Phone: 218-847-2168
Fax: 218-847-2160
Director: Pamela Westby

Available Services

  • Public Computers
  • Curbside Delivery
  • Exterior Book Drop
  • Document Shredding
  • Printing
  • Wireless Printing (Princh)
  • Faxing
  • Legal Kiosk
  • Minnesota State Park Passes
  • Study Rooms
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Quiet Spaces with Outlets
  • Wireless Hotspots
  • Storytime
  • Baby Bounce
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Public Art Displays
  • Proctoring
  • Research Assistance
  • Technology Assistance
  • Scanning
  • Laptops for In-Library Use

Welcome to the Detroit Lakes Public Library! We hope you’ll stop by for friendly faces, helpful services and endless entertainment options.

Curbside Delivery:
Request library items by using the library catalog or by calling or emailing the library, then schedule a time to pick up your items. Other items, such as printing, are also available via curbside pickup.

Wireless Printing:
Want to print documents at the library from outside the library using your phone, tablet or laptop? We now offer wireless printing.

Book Drop Location:
The Detroit Lakes Public Library’s book drop is located on the exterior of the building to the right of the main entrance.

More Events

Community Needs Assessment Update:
The Detroit Lakes Public Library recently conducted a Becker County community needs assessment to help guide its services, programs, and long-term priorities in the coming years. View the Community Needs Assessment Report Here! 

Becker County Friends of the Library

Library friends provide invaluable support to LARL and community libraries. Whether called Friends of the Library, Library Club, Junior Friends, etc., these nonprofit organizations sponsor programs and special events.

Meets Annually in September

John Wood, President
Open (Please consider volunteering!), Vice President
Terry Kalil, Secretary
Tom Trowbridge, Treasurer
Connie Wood, Director
Open (please consider volunteering!), Director
Detroit Lakes Library Club

Meets the fourth Tuesday of August, September, October, January, February, March and April

Murphy, Nancy (Co-President)
Wentz, Patti (Co-President)
Mollberg, Cheryl (Past-President)
Douglas, Marlys (Music)
Fankhanel, Judy
Fihn, Shirley (Membership)
Green, Janet
Henke, Nancy
Josephson, Sharon
Schumann, Kara
Sprafka, Sandy (Music)
Streyle, Jo
Detroit Lakes Library Board

Meets first Thursday of Jan., Mar., May, July, Sept. and Nov. at 4:30 p.m.

Connie Wood, President
Matthew Davis
Carol Oberholtzer
Janine Schneider
Michael Stearns
Wendy Spry
Tim Eggebraaten


Detroit Lakes Public Library Foundation

A 501(c)3 tax exempt corporation in support of the service, operational and capital needs of the Detroit Lakes Public Library.

Meets quarterly 1st Thursday in February, Mary, August, November

Terry Kalil, Chair
Janine Schneider, Vice Chair & Finance Chair
Mary Beth Gilsdorf
Carol Oberholtzer
Matt Davis
Ben Grimsley
Pamela Westby, Library Director, Ex-Officio Member





Maintenance Notice for Friday, July 19 from 6:30 - 10:00 p.m.:  You may notice some disruptions to the library's catalog while system maintenance is performed. We apologize for any inconvenience
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