Library Services

Need A Library Card?

Print out the application form or get an application form at your library.

Photo ID and proof of current address are required. These could be a MN driver's license, MN State ID; employer's ID, plus anything that shows your present address.

Library cards are free. Replacement for lost cards is $1.00.

Loan Periods

Two weeks for all materials except
DVDs- one week

Renewals

Renewals may be done in person, by phone or through the Online Catalog. The item cannot be renewed if it has a hold, the renewal limit for the item has been reached, or the patron has been blocked due to fines or fees of $5.00 or more or more than 5 items overdue.

Items borrowed from outside the Plum Creek Library System cannot be renewed unless a special request is made.

For more information on how to renew, see our How Do I? page.

Fines

The Jackson County Library System is Fine Free!

Collections

Books
e-Books
Large Print Books
Paperback Books
Inspirational Fiction
Beginning Readers
Board Books
Picture Books
Audiobooks
Digital Audiobooks
Video on DVD
Music on CD
Magazines
Newspapers
Interlibrary Loan
Cakepans

WiFi Hotspots

You can now checkout the Internet from the library! A mobile Internet hotspot uses cellular access to create a WiFi connection, allowing people to connect to the Internet where there is not typically strong, or any, WiFi access. The Jackson County Library System has received twelve hotspots to be checked out by our patrons.

These hotspots were made available through The Minnesota State Library, a division of the Minnesota Department of Education that created a connectivity grant for libraries across the state. This program is partially funded with a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education using federal funding, CFDA 45.310, Library Services and Technology Act (LS-00-19-0024-19) Grants to States.

Hotspots can be checked out by any Jackson County resident with a library card in good standing. They may not be placed on hold, but are available on a first come, first serve basis. Since they are a limited resource, they are checked out for two weeks and cannot be renewed.

Interlibrary Loan

If the Jackson County Library System location you are at doesn't have the item you want, we can pull it from another library all at no charge to you. We can get items from all over Minnesota and bring them to any of the Jackson County Library System locations for you to pick up and check out, all for free. To find items that you can get through interlibrary loan, go to our catalog for all Plum Creek items or MNLink for items statewide and place a hold. For more information on how to place holds, see our How Do I? page or ask your local librarian for help.

Homebound Delivery

Homebound delivery of library materials is available to patrons who are unable to come to the library because of advanced age, extended illness or physical/ mental limitation. Delivery will be made to residents within the city limits of Jackson, Lakefield and Heron Lake. Patrons can choose from the library's wide selection of books, large print books, magazines, audiobooks, DVD's, and music CD's. Anyone who needs this free service can sign up for the weekly delivery schedule. Call your library for more information and to get signed up.

Meeting Room

Meeting rooms are available at each of the Jackson County libraries. Jackson and Lakefield meeting rooms include built-in projectors. For more information about using the meeting room, read the policy or talk to your local librarian.

Ancestry Library Edition

Uncover your family’s history at any of the three libraries in the Jackson County Library System! For free, you can access billions of records for your genealogical research. Those records include census data, city directories, cemeteries, wills and probates, and immigration information. All of that information is at your fingertips with Ancestry Library Edition.

Community Resources

Computer Workstations
Wireless Internet Access
Computers designated for Children's Use
Meeting Room
Copy Machine
Fax Machine
Scanning
Proctoring
Tax Forms
Magazine Exchange
iPads
Kindle Fires
WiFi Hotspots

Programs

Adult Programs and Events
Author Talks
Book Clubs
Children's Programs
Story Time
Class Visits and Tours
Summer Reading Programs
Teen Programs
Tween Programs
After School Programs
Winter Reading Program
Coding Club
Computer Classes