Getting a Library Card

Some form of acceptable address identification is required, such as:

  • Driver's license
  • State non-driver's ID
  • Checkbook
  • Recently postmarked bill (either non-label or window type)

If you are new to the United States and do not have a state-issued ID yet, you can use your passport or immigration papers to get your library card.

South St. Paul Library

There is no fee charged in obtaining your library card.

Register online

You can also register for a library card online, but you will need to come in person to validate your account.

Card valid at all metro locations

Your South St. Paul library card is valid for checking out all library materials (print and non-print) in all public libraries in the seven-county Twin Cities metropolitan area. Your library card is also good for checking out print materials in non-metro public libraries in Minnesota.

Replacing library cards

Damaged or lost South St. Paul Library cards can be replaced at the library. There is a $1 processing fee for the replacement card.

Personal Identification Numbers (PIN)

Your PIN allows you access to:

  • Your account online.
  • Free remote access to electronic encyclopedias, full-text magazine and newspaper articles, and other information sources.

The standard PIN assigned is the last four digits of your telephone number as it appears in your customer account. If this PIN does not work, you can request that your PIN be sent through email. Or, you can come in to the library with additional identification, such as a driver's license, in order for us to check your record and furnish the PIN to you. You will then be free to change your PIN for security.