Your library card gives you access to all types of different digital resources, from Children to Parents. Click the button below to learn more.
Did you know that MPL has board games? The Minot Public Library strives to offer materials and programs that connect, enrich, and inspire people of all ages. In support of these goals, we have created a board game collection. Our board game collection features over 100 classic and modern games for everyone. Board Games are available to check out for 7 days with a limit of 3 per library card. A maximum of 3 Board Games can be reserved and held for 4 days. To view our collection of board games click here!
To view our collection of board games click below!
The Library has many different tablet devices available for checkout, including iPads, Kindle Fire Tablets, Kindle Basic Tablets, Chromebooks, and Launchpads for children. E-Readers are checked out for 3 weeks with a limit of 1 per library card. E-Readers can be reserved and will be held for 4 days. There are no renewals on E-Readers.
Patrons must have a library card in good standing for 90 days and need to present their library card and a valid photo ID and be at least 18 years of age to check out these devices.
Patrons must also sign a Lending Agreement form Below.
The Great Plains Room of the Minot Public Library contains items related to the local history of Minot, Ward County and North Dakota. Included in this collection are: rare items, older government documents, telephone directories, school yearbooks, Centennial publications, scrapbooks from class reunions and much more. Items from the Great Plains collection are not available to be checked out, but copies can be made of portions of publications.
Whenever possible the Library obtains and retains a copy of all printed materials which contributes to a knowledge of Minot, Ward County and Region II, past and present for the Great Plains Collection. Duplications of some items are available for circulation. Local studies made by Minot State University and publications of local agencies comprise a part of the Library’s holdings. We have a special interest in acquiring publications by local, state and regional authors. MPL will be a repository for. The Great Plains Room is available to everyone when the library is open.
MPL patrons can check out a variety of equipment to use outside the library. In addition to two Cannon cameras, we have Spheros, Ozobots, Snap Circuits, MakeyMakey Kits, LittleBits Kits, Dot and Dash Robots, Graphing Calculators, Projectors, and so much more. We even have 3 LEGO Mindstorms and a GO PRO 7 with all the mounts and accessories. Like all of our Makerspace checkout items, you can play with them in your home for 7 days. If no one is waiting for the item, you may renew for another week.
To learn more about how to use the tech toys, have a look at our YouTube channel Minot Makerspace for videos to get you started. Teens and Children will need a Makerspace permission form signed by their parent or guardian to check out items from the Makerspace.
To see our full catalog of Makerspace items, click below.
The Minot Public Library has North Dakota State Park passes to check out! These passes can be checked out using a MPL library card. The passes check out for one week and can be renewed one time, as long as no one else is waiting for it. Provided by the North Dakota State Library and the North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department, each pass provides daily vehicle access to any North Dakota State Park. Additional charges, such as camping, are the responsibility of the pass holder. Guidelines for use of these park passes are listed on each pass. For more information on North Dakota’s thirteen State Parks, visit www.parkrec.nd.gov.
Doing some yard work? Plumbing? Construction? The Minot Public Library can help. The Minot Public Library, along with help from the AmeriCorps Vistas, have opened the state’s first Tool Library. Any MPL cardholder who has held a card for over ninety days and is over eighteen years old may check out up to three tools at a time by signing the Minot Public Library Liability and Indemnification Waiver. Fines will accrue on tools which are overdue. Visit the adult circulation desk to begin checking tools out today!
To view the full list of tools in our online catalog click below. You may also place reserves for tools online by logging into your account.
Note: All tools must be checked out prior to fifteen minutes before closing.