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Provide proof of your current address and photo identification at any branch to get a library card.
Individuals with library cards issued by any Regional Library System in Minnesota may register and enjoy borrowing privileges.
Non-Minnesota residents or individuals who do not have cards issued by a Regional Library System in Minnesota may purchase an annual Washington County Library card for $60. Privacy Statement
Popular titles may have waiting lists. Feature films released within the past two years and reference books are not requestable. Library catalog
Loan periods2 weeks for books, magazines, audiobooks and CDs1 week for DVDs1 or 2 weeks for Law Library materials
To share library resources in a fair and timely manner, there are limits for any library account at one time.5 eBooks checked out; 5 requests for eBooks; 7 titles may be added to a Bookbag while browsing20 Washington County Library requests10 MnLink Gateway (interlibrary loan) requests25 overdue items100 total itemsBorrowing privileges are suspended when limits are exceeded. Library catalog
Loan periods for most borrowed materials may be extended three times. DVDs may be renewed two times. Renewal periods are...2 weeks for books, magazines, audiobooks and CDs1 week for DVDs1 or 2 weeks for Law Library materials
Loans for some materials cannot be extended.Titles with waiting listsFeature films produced within the past two years Items loaned from other Minnesota libraries E-books My Account
Library fees$3 for a replacement library card
$60 a year for a library card for non-Minnesota residents or Minnesota residents whose city or county does not participate in a Minnesota regional library system.
Replacement cost for damaged itemsIf a library item is returned in a condition that makes it unusable, it is considered damaged.
Replacement price for unreturned or lost itemsItems that check out for two weeks are considered lost when they are six weeks overdue. Items that check out for one week are considered lost when they are three weeks overdue. If a library user pays for an item, and later finds the item, the payment will not be returned.
$8 recovery fee for each item that is not returned before being considered lostTo avoid the $8 recovery fee, return items by their due dates or renew items that you want to keep longer. If you misplace, damage, or lose a library item, pay the replacement price before you receive a bill for the item.
10 cents per page for photocopies
15 cents per page for printing from a computer
70 cents per page for color photocopies
If you have unpaid fees on your library account, borrowing privileges are suspended until the fees have been resolved.
Washington County Library does not charge daily fines for overdue materials.
A final courtesy notice is sent at six weeks overdue for unreturned three-week loans and at three weeks overdue for unreturned one-week loans. The final notice is a bill for the replacement cost of materials plus a nonrefundable $8 recovery fee for each item. Thirty days after the final notice is sent unpaid charges of more than $50 are sent to Washington County for debt collection.
Card holders should update their e-mail and mailing addresses at a branch.
You can also check My Account for the status of your borrowed or requested items. Not getting library notifications?
If you are unable to connect, you may need to contact the manufacturer of your laptop for assistance.
Accounts are checked every day and email notices or RSS feeds are sent when items are coming due, overdue or when holds are ready for pickup.
If you're interested in signing up for the service or just want to find out more about how it works, go to www.libraryelf.org. Library Elf