Library Cards

Card Registration

  • The first library card is free to any resident of Minnesota.
  • Applicants must provide proof of identity and residency with any two of the following: 
    • A valid driver's license (Minnesota or out-of-state)
    • Picture ID
    • Piece of business mail addressed to the patron
    • Imprint on checks.
  • Name and address of parent or guardian are required on the application form if the applicant is under 16 years of age.
  • The library also honors cards from most Minnesota public libraries. You must come to the library to obtain a local barcode for your card.
  • Out-of-state visitors can be issued transient cards at the cost of $25. Upon the return of the card and all materials, the $25 will be refunded.
  • Patrons may check out materials the same day they apply for their cards.
  • If a patron cannot present his or her card, selected items can be placed on hold for 24 hours.

Using Your Library Card

  • You may use this card at any Traverse des Sioux Library System library and most other public libraries in Minnesota after they add their barcodes.
  • You must present this card every time you check out library materials.
  • You are responsible for all fines, damages, or lost materials checked out on this card.
  • You are responsible for giving your local library immediate notice if the card is lost or address changes ($1 replacement fee).
  • You are responsible for complying with all library rules and regulations.
  • Access to Libby, Creativebug, and Mango Languages is limited to cardholders who are residents of the Traverse des Sioux Regional Library’s service area.