A library card is free to any resident who lives in the Arrowhead Library System who presents acceptable identification. The Arrowhead Library System is comprised of the following counties: Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, Lake of the Woods, and St Louis.
Minnesota residents from outside the Arrowhead Library System may check out materials from the Grand Rapids Area Library. You must present your current library card from your home library, along with acceptable identification.
As a courtesy to visitors, out-of-state residents may check out materials from the Grand Rapids Area Library for an annual fee of $50.00. A current library card from your home library is required, along with acceptable identification.
A temporary card is issued to anyone temporarily living in Grand Rapids or to anyone without a permanent address.
Please note: Some of the Library's online resources are not available to non-resident library card holders.
Apply in person at the Grand Rapids Area Library. A photo ID is required for applicants aged 14 and older. A parent or guardian's photo id and signature are required for applicants under age 14.