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Any Blue Earth County resident, 18 years or older, may obtain a library card under the following circumstances: The person requesting the card must be present. No individual will be issued a library card for another person. The person must complete an Application Form. The person must show a valid and current Minnesota Drivers License or State ID. If the person has a non-Minnesota Drivers License or ID, they may use a document to prove their Minnesota residency (Lease Agreement, utility bill, etc.).
Any Blue Earth County resident under the age of 18 years may obtain a library card under the following circumstances: The child must have a completed Application Form. The Application Form must be signed by a parent or legal guardian. Relatives of the child are not considered legal guardians unless appointed by the Court. If the parent or legal guardian is not present (school groups, daycare providers), an Application Form may be sent home with the child to be signed by the parent or legal guardian. The MN Drivers License or State ID number of the parent or legal guardian must be on the Application for a library card to be issued.
Most other residents of Minnesota may register and use their library cards at the Blue Earth County Libraries. Bring your library card to any Blue Earth County Library location to register.
Non-Minnesota residents should contact the Blue Earth County Library for specific policies regarding library card issuance.
The library currently has automatic renewals on most items. As long as the library account is in good standing, items that have not reached the maximum number of renewals or have a wait list will automatically renew for an extra checkout period .
To renew your materials online, click on Login (upper right-hand corner of the screen)and enter your 14 digit library card number found underneath the barcode on your card and your password/pin. Click Checkouts to open the list of items on your account. Click the boxes next to the items you wish to renew and click the renew button .
To renew by phone, call (507) 304-4010. We cannot access your account without your library card number, so have your card handy.
To renew by email, send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org, give us your library card number and lets us know what you wish to renew. You can also reply to any notice sent by e-mail with your request.
The Blue Earth County Library offers test proctoring. This service is based on the availability of library staff, facilities, hours of operation and technology to do so.
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