ALERT- Carver County Library locations closed beginning March 18, 2020, click here for more information.

Using Your Library

AccessibilityClick here for more information.

Accounts: Questions? Problems? Call your library or use our contact us form. Details on borrowing and renewing are here.

Arts and Cultural Activities Passes: Access free and discounted passes to arts and cultural organizations on the  smARTpass website with your library card.  Passes are not at the library.

Ask a LibrarianChat with a librarian for research and resource help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Catalog: Click here. Look for eBooks and eAudiobooks, go to that page and search by each collection.

Copiers: All libraries have copiers.  It's $.15 per page for B/W and $.50 per page for color.

Computers: We have free public computers with Internet access and Microsoft Office 2010 (Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Word) at all libraries.

Donations: Click here for more information.

Faxing:  You can fax at all libraries for $.50 per page (the cover page is free).

Getting Material From Other Libraries: MNLINK (Inter-Library Loan) lets you request materials (older than a year) that are not in our catalog.

Library Job Openings: Any current openings are on the Carver County Job Opportunities page.

Library Cards:  You can  apply online, and it will be mailed out.  

Library Events: Events are listed on our calendar, you can also sign up for our eNewsletter for more information.

Meeting Rooms: Fill out a reservation form to reserve Chanhassen Library for your meeting or event.

New Material: Lists of the latest additions to our collection, plus a link to our emailed lists of new titles, are here.

Printing: $.15 per page for B/W and $.50 per page for color.  You can print from our computers at all libraries. Chanhassen, Chaska, Victoria, and Waconia have mobile printing, other libraries have printing available for laptops, details are here

Research: Access magazine, newspaper, and encyclopedia articles online with your library card.  

Scanning: All libraries have free scanners. Please bring a USB drive to save your files.

Study Rooms: Study room/s are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Chanhassen, Chaska, Norwood Young America, and Waconia Libraries. Chanhassen has a study room for teenagers available during the after school hours. There are additional study spaces within the library.

Wireless Internet Access (WiFi): WiFi is available at all libraries during open hours. A password is necessary to access the wireless network and changes monthly. 

Volunteering: Learn about volunteer opportunities here.

Please note we do not provide proctoring or notary services.