Apply for a Library Card

Your Own Library Card

Library cards are available to residents of Northfield and southeastern Minnesota who can show picture identification that includes a current address, such as a Minnesota driver’s license, resident identification card, or student ID. (If identification materials do not contain a current address, a bill sent to a current address along with picture identification will suffice.)

Your card is also good at most public libraries in Minnesota but must be registered in each computer system. Valid library cards from other libraries in the state of Minnesota may be used at the Northfield Public Library.


You can get a library card by filling out an application at the circulation desk at the library or you can download the application below, fill it out, and bring it to the library.

Cards for Children

Children under age 16 may register for library cards with a parent or guardian’s signature.

Lost Cards

There is a $2 fee to replace a lost or damaged library card.