Library Cards

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Get a Card

Stop by any library location to get a Saint Paul Public Library card or to register your card from another Minnesota library.

Residents of Saint Paul who don't already have a card can register for an eCard. Students of participating schools in Saint Paul have access to virtual library cards through Library Go.

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.

Renewal Dates for Library Cards

Most library cards do not need to be renewed.

Please keep your contact information up to date! You can change your address, phone or email by using this form.

Educator cards, welcome cards, and non-resident cards require renewal.

If you have one of these types of cards, you can see the renewal date in your online account settings. To renew your account registration, please contact the library in person, by phone, or online.

Lost Cards

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.

Using Your Card Online

Use your library card to:

Passwords

Logging into your account and using some online services requires a password.

If your current email address is already included in your library patron record, you can have a reset link emailed to you.

If you cannot reset your password online, please contact the library.

Library Go

Login and password details for Library Go cards.

Frequently Asked Questions

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. Find more information at https://sppl.org/library-cards/ Other options: eCards for Saint Paul residents Library Go cards for students
  • Library cards are issued free of charge.

  • No, your current card can be used for online services.

  • Use your eCard to:

    • check out e-books and e-audiobooks
    • use online resources
    • place holds on items in the catalog
    • check out up to 10 items (download the library app to display your eCard number and use self-checkout machines at the library)
  • Saint Paul residents who do not already have a Saint Paul Public Library card can apply for an eCard.

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