Library Services

Need A Library Card?

Print out the application form or get an application form at your library.

Photo ID and proof of current address are required. These could be a MN driver's license, MN State ID; employer's ID, plus anything that shows your present address.

Library cards are free. Replacement for lost cards is $3.00.

Community Resources

Computer Workstations
Wireless Internet Access
Copy Machine
Scanning
Proctoring

Collections

Books
e-Books
Large Print Books
Paperback Books
Inspirational Fiction
Beginning Readers
Board Books
Picture Books
Audiobooks
Digital Audiobooks
Video on DVD
Music on CD
Magazines
Newspapers
Interlibrary Loan
Cakepans
WiFi Hotspots

WiFi Hotspots

You can now checkout the Internet from the library! A mobile Internet hotspot uses cellular access to create a WiFi connection, allowing people to connect to the Internet where there is not typically strong, or any, WiFi access. The library System has received 5 hotspots to be checked out by our patrons.

Hotspots can be checked out by any county resident with a library card in good standing. They may not be placed on hold, but are available on a first come, first serve basis. Since they are a limited resource, they are checked out for a week and cannot be renewed.

Loan Periods

Most items have a loan period of 2 weeks, except magazines, DVDs and some special collection materials, which have a loan period of 1 week.

Renewals

Renewals may be done in person, by phone or through the Online Catalog. The item cannot be renewed if it has a hold, the renewal limit for the item has been reached, or the patron has been blocked due to fines or fees of $5.00 or more or more than 5 items overdue.

Items borrowed from outside the Plum Creek Library System cannot be renewed unless a special request is made.

For more information on how to renew, see our How Do I? page.

Fines

DVDs are $.50 per day.

Interlibrary Loan

If the Mountain Lake Public Library doesn't have the item you want, we can pull it from another library all at no charge to you. We can get items from all over Minnesota and bring them to the library for you to pick up and check out, all for free. To find items that you can get through interlibrary loan, go to our catalog for all Plum Creek items or MNLink for items statewide and place a hold. For more information on how to place holds, see our How Do I? page or ask your local librarian for help.

Homebound Delivery

Homebound delivery of library materials is available to patrons who need it and request it. Delivery will be made to residents within the city limits of Mountain Lake. Patrons can choose from the library's wide selection of books, large print books, magazines, audiobooks, and DVD. Anyone who needs this free service can call the library for more information.

Curbside Pickup

Curbside pickup of library materials is available to patrons who need it and request it.  Simply call the library, let us know what is needed and we will gladly run it out to your vehicle.