Library Card Registration

We know that some of our digital resources require an ALS public library card number to use and/or authenticate.  To remove barriers, we have a new online library card application that can be filled out by anyone living in our seven-county area who wants a library card:

Upon review, ALS staff will send new library cards via mail to the mailing addresses listed in the applications.  If email addresses are included, library card numbers will be emailed to patrons as well.

ALS Digital Resources

As schools are in the process of closing, ALS wanted to make sure you knew about all of the digital resources available to you, and homebound students! Arrowhead Library System dedicates funding specifically for digital collections that are always open and available for patrons and students in the region for FREE! These resources include:

  • Brainfuse – HelpNow, offering one-on-one homework help, skills building, writing lab, subject testing, and language support

  • Brainfuse – JobNow, offering live interactive online help combined with online resources to guide users through the necessary tasks to get a job

  • MackinVIA PreK-Grade 12 School eBook Collection, offering over 2,000 titles available for downloading, content selected for school-age youth (ALS Member schools only)

  • OverDrive/Libby App, offering eBooks and Audiobooks that can be downloaded onto devices for quick reading and listening

  • Novelist, a Readers’ Advisory database

  • Chilton, an auto repair database

  • RBDigital, a collection of downloadable full-color, interactive digital magazines

  • To see the full list of databases available to you and your students, teachers, and families, please visit: 

 There are also many great resources that are available to ALL Minnesota residents for free!

  • EBooks Minnesota:  online ebook collection that covers a wide variety of subjects for readers of all ages, and features content from our state’s independent publishers, including some of our best literature and nonfiction.
  • eLibraryMN:  Search for magazine, newspaper, and journal articles, eBooks, and information from reference sources.
  • Minnesota Digital Libraries:  Search Minnesota Digital Libraries to find photos, documents, and maps related to Minnesota history.
  • MN Writes MN Reads: Design and export your own ebook, share your ebook with readers across the state, and discover new, local, and rising star authors!