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Library Services Policy

  • Library cards are available for residents of Stark, Billings, and Slope Counties free of charge. North Dakota residents living outside of our member counties may receive a card for a $20 annual fee for a single person, $25 for a family (library cards for all members of the household.) Library cards will not be issued to children younger than four years old.
  • Temporary residents may obtain a limited use library card for a $20 annual fee. Privileges include check out of two physical items as well as access to electronic resources.
  • Library cardholders are responsible for communicating changes to address and/or telephone numbers.
  • If a patron needs a replacement library card there is $2.00 fee.
  • Patrons may check out up to 10 books, 5 audiobooks, 5 magazines, 5 movies per card and 2 Binge Boxes per card. Patrons may check out up to 2 book club kits. Adult patrons may also check out 1 video game; 1 of the Children’s devices (LeapFrog, MeReader) or Learning Bundles; 2 board games.
  • Lending periods: Books – 4 weeks; DVDs 1 week or 4 weeks, depending on length of content; Binge Boxes – 4 weeks; Magazines – 1 week; Board Games – 1 week; Video Games – 2 weeks; Children’s devices and learning bundles – 2 weeks; Book Club Kits – 8 weeks.
  • Dickinson Public Library does NOT charge late return fines. Lost or damaged items will be billed for replacement cost plus a processing fee. Delinquent bills for lost materials may be turned over to DCI for collection.  All family members are blocked when a bill is sent.
  • Computer access is permitted for library card holders in good standing. One guest pass per day may be obtained by showing photo ID at the circulation desk.
  • Printing from library computers: B&W copies - $0.15, Color copies - $0.25, oversize copies - $0.25.
  • Patrons may search for library materials and access their account online at To access your account you need the barcode number that is located on the back of your library card and a password (your last name.)
  • Check out our monthly activities calendar for details on programs offered for all ages.
  • For your convenience our outside book drop is located on the east side of the building, accessible through the alley. 
  • Please see our Rules of Conduct for more information regarding patrons under the age of 18.