GET A CARD
USING YOUR CARD
Your library card is good at all Saint Paul Public Library locations.
You can also register your card at most public libraries throughout Minnesota.
Most library card registrations need to be renewed every 2 years.
You can see your card expiration date in your online account settings. To renew your account registration, please contact the library in person, by phone, or online.
If you lose your library card, please contact any SPPL location as soon as possible. Library staff can stop your card until it can be found or replaced. You are responsible for all materials checked out on your library card until its loss is reported.
Use your library card to:
- View your account to view your current checked-out items, place holds, keep track of what you've read, and more.
- Check out e-books.
- Place interlibrary loan requests.
- Access online resources like newspapers archives, language-learning programs, skill-building tutorials, and more.
Logging into your account and using some online services requires a password (or PIN). If you do not know your password/PIN or cannot reset it online, please contact the library or email us and staff can help you set a new one.
Library Card FAQs
To get a library card or to register a library card from another Minnesota public library system, you must have a photo ID, proof of date of birth, and proof of your current address. Visit any Saint Paul Public Library location to complete registration.
Visit any Saint Paul Public Library (SPPL) branch to register for a library card. You will need a photo ID, proof of your date of birth, and proof of your current address to complete the registration.
Did you know? You can register a library card from another Minnesota public library system at SPPL and enjoy dual access.
Library cards are issued free of charge.
No, your current card can be used for online services.
E-cards cannot be used to place holds on or check out items from the Library.
E-cards can be converted to a full library card at any Saint Paul Public Library location.