Get a Library Card
Freeborn County Residents
Anyone who lives in or owns property in Freeborn County, Minnesota is eligible for an Albert Lea Public Library card. Children 3-17 years old are eligible for a card with a completed application and proof of residence by a parent or guardian.
Minnesota Residents Residing Outside of Freeborn County
If you live in Minnesota but outside of Freeborn County, you are eligible to have your home library card activated so that you may use all of our non-digital services*. If your current library is a member of the SELCO system, you are already eligible to use our non-digital services.
If you live outside of Minnesota, you can obtain a library card with an annual, non-refundable fee of $40.00.
The library provides two replacement cards within a 12 month period at no cost. The third replacement card within a year costs $3.00.
What Do I Need to Get a Library Card?
To get a library card or have your card activated for use at Albert Lea Public Library, bring in the following identification:
- Minnesota Driver’s License or Photo ID with current address
- Photo ID
- A lease, mortgage or bill with current address
Library card applications are available in the library or you may print one off below and bring in the completed application to obtain your card.
*Albert Lea Public Library’s digital services are available only to the citizens of Freeborn County because they are paid for by property taxes.