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FAQs

How do I get my library card?

To get a library card, you need to be a resident of the city of Minot, Ward County or the surrounding seven counties: Bottineau, Burke, McHenry, McLean, Mountrail, Pierce, Renville.

You must provide a photo ID and a proof of your current address, which can be any piece of mail, utility bill, lease agreement or other official document which states your address and is dated in the last two months.

An application card can be filled out at a Circulation Desk.

How do I renew an item?

All items aside from DVDs may be renewed, as long as they are not on hold for another patron. You can either call the Circulation Desk (852-1045) or renew online. To renew online, visit the library’s catalog accessible from this website, log onto your account, and select the items you would like to renew.

How do I use a computer?

If you have a current library card in good standing, you are allowed one hour of internet access per day. If there is nobody waiting to use a computer, you will be given automatic time extensions and may stay on longer.

If you do not have a library card, you may purchase a Guest Pass for $2.00. This guarantees one hour of access and your time will be automatically extended if there is nobody else waiting to use a computer.

Can I fax something from the library?

Yes, we do offer faxing services.  Each transaction is limited to 30 pages and will cost $1 per page with a maximum charge of $5 per transaction.  A patron may open up as many transactions as they desire.  Faxing can be done at the Adult Circulation desk. 

Does the library have Wi-Fi?

Yes. Anybody with an internet capable computer or device may connect to the library’s Wi-Fi. The networks names are "library" and "library-ext" and do not require a password.

I need help configuring my personal computer equipment. Can the library help me?

No, you are responsible for configuring your personal equipment.