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Any Blue Earth County resident, 18 years or older, may obtain a library card under the following circumstances:
Any Blue Earth County resident under the age of 18 years may obtain a library card under the following circumstances:
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.
Go to Catalog, look up the title of the book you wish to reserve. Click the request it button and follow the online instructions.
If you need assistance, call the library at 507-304-4022.
The Blue Earth County Library has two book drops that are open 24/7 for convenient return of library materials. One of the drops is located in the side of the building near the Main Street entrance, the other is next to the staff entrance on the north side of the building. Library users also have the option of returning their items to any of the libraries located within the nine counties that make up the Traverse des Sioux Regional Library System (Blue Earth, Brown, Faribault, Le Sueur, Martin, Nicollet, Sibley, Waseca, and Watonwan).
You can view your account online at any time.
From our website, click on Catalog to open up Encore (our library catalog). To access your account, click login in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Once you have logged in, click on Checkouts to see the due dates of the items you currently have checked out.
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.
Call 507-304-4002 to schedule an appointment.