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Northfield Public Library: How to Use the Library: Getting a Library Card


Material Type Loan Period Late Fee Renewals
Adult Books, Books on  CDs and Music CDs 21 Days .25/day Yes
Adult Magazines 21 Days .25/day Yes
DVD's 21 Days .50/day Yes (1)
Video Games 7 Days .50/day No
Adult/Juv Software 21 Days .50/day Yes
YA Books, Magazines & Books on CD 21 Days .10/day Yes
Juv Books, Music & Books on CD, Magazines 21 Days 0 Yes
Juv Backpacks 21 Days .25/day Yes
Juv Storytime Kits 21 Days .25/day No
Nooks- eReaders 21 Days 5.00/day No

Registering for a Library Card

To check out library materials you will need a library card.



Here's how you get a card:

1. Come to the Library with proof of residence within Northfield or SE Minnesota

  • I.D., such as Driver's licence OR Student I.D., OR a Resident Identification Card
  • We also accept a bill sent to your address in combination with photo identifcation

2. Fill out an application form at the circulation desk

Your card will generally be accepted at other libraries in MN, but you will have to register your card with these libraries. 

To replace a lost card, we charge a replacement fee of $2.00