Library Cards

A library card is not needed to use resources in the library. You will need a library card to check out books, e-books, DVDs, CDs, or reserve materials using the library catalog. Residents of Stillwater, Bayport, and other areas served by the are eligible for a free library card to borrow library materials and use for other library services

Checklist of items needed to apply for a library card:

  • A library card application (available at the library)
  • Current and valid ID with photo, name and local address (Parent/guardian ID is used for children at the same address)


  • Under the law of the State of Minnesota, Stillwater Public Library is required to charge an annual fee to non-Minnesota residents for borrowing. Library cards may be purchased for $60 annually.

For more information about library cards, please see our Circulation Policy on the Policies page. Included in the policy is information on: loan periods, library e-cards, Institutional Cards, and using a Stillwater card at other Minnesota libraries.