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By registering for an account with Carver County Libraries, the individual assumes carver_county_library_card.jpgresponsibility for:

  • Payment of late fees incurred on their account
  • Payment for any lost or damaged materials
  • Updating their contact information in the event it changes

Please read the following criteria for obtaining borrowing/requesting privileges with Carver County Libraries:

Carver County residents may register for a Carver County library card using our online form. Your card will be processed and mailed to you within 7-10 days. Once you receive your card, you may initially request and/or check out up to five items. You will be granted full borrowing privileges upon presenting your card and proof of address (current driver’s license, piece of mail, etc.) in person at any Carver County library. If you have an existing account with Carver County libraries please apply for a new card in person at any of our branches. Replacement library cards are $1.

Minors (under age 17) may register for a Carver County library card using our online form. Your card will be processed and mailed to the attention of your parent/guardian within 7-10 days. Once you receive your card, you may initially request and/or check out up to five items. You will be granted full borrowing privileges upon presenting your card and proof of address (parent’s driver’s license, piece of mail, etc.) in person at any Carver County library. If you have an existing account with Carver County libraries please apply for a new card in person at any of our branches. Replacement library cards are $1.

Minnesota residents with a library card from their home public library system may register their card with Carver County libraries using our online form.  We will notify you once your account has been prepared. You may initially request and/or check out up to five items. You will be granted full borrowing privileges upon presenting your card and proof of address (current driver’s license, piece of mail, etc) in person at any Carver County library.

Seven County Metro Area residents without a library card from their home public library system may register for a library card using our online form. Your request will be forwarded to your home library system. They will mail you a library card within 30 days, which you may then register with Carver County libraries.

Minnesota residents living outside the Seven County Metro Area without a library card from their home public library system may not register for borrowing privileges with Carver County Libraries. You must first obtain a library card from your home library system before you can apply for CCL borrowing privileges.

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Library Cards
Carver County Library cards are free to all the residents of Carver County with current identification. For your convenience, always bring your Carver County Library card when you visit the library.

You are responsible for materials checked out on your library card. Parents are responsible for all materials borrowed by their children.

Report a lost card or change of address immediately.

Borrowing & Renewing Materials

PIN
Your PIN (Personal Identification Number) is a code that verifies your identity when you access your Library account. Your library PIN may consist of numbers and/or letters. When you apply for your library card, you'll be asked if you would like to create a PIN. For your privacy and security, your PIN can be changed by you at any time by visiting the My Account page. For security, PINs are encrypted and not even the librarians can see your PIN. Consequently, if you lose or forget your PIN, you must contact the library, verify your identity, and request to have a librarian erase your PIN. Once this is done, you'll need to go through the process of creating a new PIN.

What can I do with my PIN?
Your PIN, along with your name and the barcode number from the back of your library card, allows you to:

  • View your Library account online
  • Renew your library materials online
  • Place "holds" online for items not on the shelf
  • Update your phone, address, and e-mail address online.

Requests
If an item is checked out, you may request to have it set aside for you when it is returned. Books and audiovisual materials may be reserved. There is no charge. Library staff will reserve materials for you or you may do it yourself on the online catalog.

Updating Patron Information
Library users can now update their street address, telephone number, and e-mail address using the Web on the My Account page. To update information, patrons will need to know their library card barcode number and PIN number.

Library Accounts
Patrons have the ability to see the books that are checked out of their library card, see the books that they have placed on hold, modify their personal information, and other information by logging on to the My Account page.

Returning
All Carver County Libraries have 24 hour book drops. The Carver County Library System is a member of the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA). This means you may return most items borrowed from any public library in the seven county metro area to any other public library in the area.

Overdue Fees

  • Materials kept past the due date accrue fines.
  • Juvenile material - 10¢ an item per open day overdue to the maximum fine of $2 per loan period.
  • Adult material - 30¢ per item per open day overdue to a maximum fine of $6 per loan period.
  • Persons with disabilities  may apply for a fine-free library card, which exempts them from overdue fees.

Lost or Damaged Material
Borrowers are responsible for replacement cost (retail cost plus processing fee) for lost or damaged materials.