Apply for a Library Card

Stop by the library with your driver's license -or- a photo ID and a bill with your current address on it to open your library account. A parent/guardian must be present to register children (ages 5 - 16) for a card.

You can also sign up for an account online. Complete this form ⇗ and a library staff member will contact you to complete the process.

Who is eligible for a Free Library Card?

  • All residents of East Grand Forks (EGF) including rural residents
  • Active duty military personnel with valid military ID
  • Teachers working in any EGF school with valid school ID
  • EGF Business or Organization: Contact info from a full-time employee required
  • Students attending any EGF school
    • Middle School - College students: can open their own library card with valid school ID
    • Children entering kindergarten - Grade 5: a parent/guardian must be present
    • Youth cards (ages under 18) do not include: Blu-ray/DVDs, videogames, Library of Things, and artwork


If you live outside of East Grand Forks and don't meet one of the free qualifications above, there is an annual fee for your library card:

  • Adult (18+): $20 per year
    - Able to check out all library materials
  • Youth (Under 18): $15 per year
    - Unable to check out Blu-ray/DVDs, videogames, Library of Things, and artwork
  • Temporary 3-month: $5
  • Nonresident Institution: $20 per year
    - Business or Organization outside of EGF city limits; contact info from a full-time employee required