WHO CAN APPLY?
Anoka County Residents will be issued a new library card if they:
- do not already have a current library account
- do not have an expired library account that was sent to a collection agency
Residents of Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington Counties are encouraged to apply online, if possible, for a card with their county's library system. A resident of one of these counties who submits an application to Anoka County Library will have the information they provide on their application forwarded to their county's library system for review. If a physical card is to be issued, it will be issued by the county in which the applicant resides.
Minnesota residents who live outside of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington County cannot use this form to register for a library card. You will need to apply for a card from your home system.
HOW TO APPLY
Click on the button below to access the application form.
Upon completion of the application form, you will be immediately provided with a temporary library barcode. With this barcode you will be able to instantly login to your account and place holds on materials in the library catalog. Your temporary barcode will not, however, give you access to our eBooks and research databases. Once received, a member of the library staff will review your application within 1 to 2 business days. If it is found to be complete, accurate, and you meet the above eligibility requirements, a new library card will be mailed to the address you provided. This library card will have a 6 month expiration date and a 2 item checkout limit. It will also provide full access to the library's collection of eBooks and research databases. To obtain full borrowing privileges with a 50 item checkout limit and a 4 year expiration date, you must bring your new library card to one of our libraries along with a proof of identity and address (such as a current driver's license).
If more information is needed to complete your application, you will be contacted by a member of the Library staff. Applicants under 18 years of age will automatically be contacted to obtain the name of a parent or guardian to place on the account.
If you do not meet the eligibility requirements above, your application will be denied.
IF YOU'VE LOST YOUR LIBRARY CARD
If you already have a library account and you submit this application, a new card will be issued to you only if you accept a $2 replacement fee being added to your account.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF LIBRARY CARD HOLDERS
You are responsible for materials checked out on your library card. You must report a lost card or change of address immediately to the Library. You may be subject to a $2 card replacement fee if you lose your card.
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.