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

  • Monday9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Thursday9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Friday9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • SundayClosed

An Update on the Becker County Needs Assesment

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.

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

Current Service Information:
The library is open! In accordance with the CDC:
If you’ve been fully vaccinated: To reduce the risk of being infected with the Delta variant and possibly spreading it to others, wearing a mask indoors is recommended.
If you are not fully vaccinated and age 2 or older: Masks are recommended.

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.

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.

Becker County Friends of the Library

No Regular Meetings

Cheryl Mollberg, President
Terry Kalil, Secretary
Tom Trowbridge, Treasurer
Nancy Henke
Sharon Sinclair
Sandy Willprecht
Detroit Lakes Library Club

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

Cheryl Mollberg, President
Terry Kalil, Secretary
Sharon Sinclair, Treasurer
Shirly Fihn, Membership
Sandy Sprafka, Music co-chair
Marlys Douglas, Music co-chair
Jeanine Eisland, Member-at-large
Bette Gilbert, Member-at-large
Cathy Fritz, Member-at-large
Nancy Henke, Member-at-large
Detroit Lakes Library Board

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

Connie Wood, President
Linda Schell, Vice-President
Matthew Davis
Carol Oberholtzer
Janine Schneider
Michael Stearns
Wendy Spry
Detroit Lakes Library Fund Board
Annual meeting held in August
Terry Kalil, Chair
Marlys Douglas
Linda Schell
Janine Schneider
Michael Stearns

Detroit Lakes Library to Host Author Lela Atwood Peterson on October 23

Learn about the writing process and researching your family genealogy with author Lela Peterson at the Detroit Lakes Library.
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Detroit Lakes Public Library Wins Detroit Lakes Chamber of Commerce Splash Award

The Detroit Lakes Public Library staff and director Greta Guck have been awarded a 2020 Splash Award by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce!
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Help the Detroit Lakes Library Plan for the Future! Fill Out the Survey Today

Detroit Lakes Public Library is currently conducting a Becker County community needs assessment to help guide its…

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IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR LARL MOBILE USERS Effective Thursday, September, 30, 2021, the LARL Mobile app will be unavailable due to maintenance. Lake Agassiz Regional Library is working on transitioning to a much more modern, feature rich and exciting new mobile app, which will be available soon.  If you currently have the LARL Mobile app installed, we recommend that you keep it, as when the new version of the app is available it will be automatically updated.
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