How do I get a Library card?


  • Be at least 16 years or older.
  • have valid and current Minnesota Drivers License or State ID.
  • A child under the age of 16 years may obtain a library care under the following circumstances: The child must have a completed Application Form signed by a parent or legal guardian.

How do I reset my online library catalog password?

Read these instructions

How long can I keep my materials?

All loan periods are set by the lending library. In general, we try to allow:

• at least 3 weeks for books

• at least 7 days for Movies (DVDs) and other media items

Please check in the library catalog or contact your library to determine its specific due date.

Can I borrow materials not found at the Gaylord Public Library?

Patrons looking for materials should first use the TdS Encore catalog. Encore is a shared catalog of 34 libraries that provides borrowers access to an extensive collection of resources. The catalog may be used in the Library, at home or at work. Patrons may also call the Gaylord Public Library for further questions. There are several ways to borrow books outside of your library. Please check with a Librarian if you cannot find a book that you want.

Can I return items checked out in Gaylord at another Public Library?

YES you can. Items checked out from any Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative location may be returned to any of its libraries. Items may be returned in person or through a book drop.

Can I return items after hours?

Unless it is otherwise stated on the item cover, items may be placed in the 24 hour book return located in the library lobby. If you use the book drop, be sure to return your items before we close on the day they are due. Items otherwise marked as too fragile or too large for the book return must be returned when the Library is open.