Library Cards

How can I apply for a library card?

Library cards are available at all 14 branch libraries and East Central Regional Library’s outreach locations. Any resident of East Central Regional Library’s counties (Aitkin, Chisago*, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs and Pine) who meets identification requirements may apply for a library card. Apply for a library card by presenting at any branch library or outreach location your completed Patron Registration Form and identification with your current address information.

A library card account is required to borrow materials and access many services from East Central Regional Library. The first library card is free; replacement cards cost $1.00.

How can I renew my library card?

Library cards need to be renewed every two years. To renew your card we simply need to confirm your card number and contact information (phone number and address). You can do this by e-mailing us via the contact form or by filling out the online library card request form. If you fill out the online form you will need to provide more information as it is the same system we use to register new users but it will still result in your card being renewed.

Can I get a library card online?

Community members can now apply for an East Central Regional Library card from home. This new online application process is very similar to getting a card in our branches. We ask that you click the link below. This will take you to a page in our Online Catalog. From here you will need to enter the following required information: your name, address, date of birth, phone number and e-mail address. After you submit your request, we will process your application within one business day and get back to you via e-mail with your barcode number and the PIN will be the last 4 digits of the phone number you entered.

Online Library Card Request

Please know that library cards are available to any resident of East Central Regional Library’s counties: Aitkin, Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs and Pine.

Use your card to access our digital library that offers eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines that you can access right from your home.