Materials by Mail (Rural Library Service)


What Is the Materials by Mail Program



The Blue Earth County Library’s Materials by Mail Program allows Blue Earth County residents to have up to 5 library materials mailed directly to their homes each month. Each delivery includes a postage-paid return envelope for easy return of materials to the library.

All users must have a library card, but those without one may register for a temporary card over the phone. There is no cost to participate and there will be no fines for late materials.

The Blue Earth County Library System consists of three locations: Mankato, Mapleton, and Lake Crystal. For additional information call (507) 304-4001.


​Who Qualifies for Materials by Mail Program


  • Residents of rural Blue Earth County, including the communities of Eagle Lake, Madison Lake, St. Clair, Good Thunder, Garden City, Vernon Center, Amboy, and Pemberton
  • Blue Earth County residents 60 and up
  • Blue Earth County residents who are currently staying safe at home

How to get Materials by Mail

  1. Order materials through our website by filling out this form.
  2. Call the library at (507) 304-4001.
  3. Place holds directly in the library's catalog. Be sure to choose Blue Earth County Library-Delivery as your pick-up location.


The mission of the Materials by Mail Program is to offer connection and enjoyment to all members of our community by providing them with fun, educational, and inspiring materials.





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