Apply for a Card

Live in Scott County


Stop by any library to get your free library card!  Lost your card? We can replace your card for free a few times each year. To apply for a card, please bring a picture ID and your current address to the library. If your current address isn't on the ID, just bring in something official with the address on it, like a piece of mail or a bill. Under 16? Bring in a parent or guardian with the information needed to apply for a card.

The application form is available to fill out and print ahead of your visit. Bring the form, your ID, and current address to the library. Please read our Using the Library Policy (PDF)  (en ​Esp​añol (PDF)​​) for more information.

Online Library Card Registration
Use this online form to register for a library card. Staff will process your information and email you your library barcode number and PIN when it's ready. We will then mail you your physical card to the address you provide.  

Are you under the age of 16?
We will send you a Youth Welcome card: a fine-free library card that lets you access our databases, eBooks, and 2 physical items at a time.
  • You will still have to pay for physical items if you lose them. 
  • You can change the Youth card to a full-access library card to check out more than 2 items at a time. Have your parent/guardian call your library with your card number and PIN to make the change. 
Educator Online Access Cards
Visit our Teacher Resources page to learn more about Educator Online Access Cards. 


Live Elsewhere in Minnesota


If you live in the LeSueur County part of New Prague and are taxed for Scott County Library services, you can get a Scott County Library card.

 If you are a Minnesotan living outside of Scott County, you may register your home library card with us. Use this online form to register your home library card. You will gain access to our physical collection, our cloudLibrary  eBook and eAudiobook collection, and some online resources.

Read our Using the Library Policy (PDF)​ (en E​sp​añol(PDF)​​​) for more information.​