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For Grand Forks County residents you may fill out an application online or you can visit the library at 2110 Library Circle to complete the application. If you are visiting the library please bring an ID with your current address. For out of county citizens you will need to stop in to the library with an ID and proof of address to complete the application and receive your library card.
There is no minimum age to have a card, however those under 16 years of age will need a parent or guardian to complete the application for library card.
A library patron may have up to 50 items checked out on their card at one time. With the following limits
Children eight (8) years of age and under may not be left unattended in the library and must be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times.
You must have an active library card in our system in order to check out materials. However, if you forget your card please bring an ID to the Information Services Desk and we can look up your card number to check out the items.
If you card has become lost or stolen please alert us right away. Replacement cards are provided for free.
Books are shelved in multiple ways in the Grand Forks Public_
If you find that we do not have the book you are looking for there are several options for you.
There are two ways to request an inter-library loan:
To renew your inter-library loan (ILL) or inquire about the status of your loan, please call the Grand Forks Public Library at (701) 772-8116 and ask for the Information Services staff.
Please contact the Information Services staff at (701) 772-8116. We will attempt to locate the material and file a claimed return if we cannot locate it.
Yes. If you are unable to find the library material you will be billed for the replacement cost plus processing fee and any late fees accrued. If you find and return the lost material within 90 days of the due date the charge for the replacement will be refunded. (Processing fees and late fees are non refundable).
Yes. You are responsible for all library materials check out to your library card. If your library card has become lost or stolen, please contact the library right away to have a replacement card issued and the current card shut off.
Yes. The Grand Forks Public_ offers free wireless internet to patrons inside the building. You will need to select the wireless ID once you have opened an internet window on your computer. The wireless ID for the Grand Forks Public Library is "Grand Forks Library." Use this ID to gain access to the internet.
The Grand Forks Public_ can offer limited technical support with issues such as connecting to wireless, printing, scanning, and basic troubleshooting. If you are having trouble please visit the Information Services desk and we can pair you with one of our IT specialists.
The library mobile hotspots work off of the Sprint Mobile Network, the data coverage map is displayed below. Additional coverage details can be found on Sprint's website.
To display all of the titles that are available for check out right now, click on 'Advanced Search' and scroll down the page to the 'Show Me' section then click the 'Available Now' box. You can also further narrow your search, by Subject or Format, for example.
Yes. The mobile version should display automatically when you access http://NDlibrary2go.lib.overdrive.com on your mobile device.
•Adobe EPUB eBooks -Adobe Digital Editions -OverDrive Media Console for Android™ v2 (or newer) -OverDrive Media Console for iPhone®/iPad® v2 (or newer) -OverDrive Media Console for BlackBerry® v2 (or newer) -OverDrive Media Console for Windows® Phone 7•Adobe PDF eBooks -Adobe Digital Editions•OverDrive WMA Audiobooks -OverDrive Media Console for Windows® v1.0 (or newer)•OverDrive MP3 Audiobooks -OverDrive Media Console for Android™ v1.0 (or newer) -OverDrive Media Console for BlackBerry® v1.0 (or newer) -OverDrive Media Console for iPhone®/iPad® v1.0 (or newer) -OverDrive Media Console for Mac® v1.0 (or newer) -OverDrive Media Console for Windows® v3.0 (or newer) -OverDrive Media Console for Windows® Phone 7•OverDrive Video -OverDrive Media Console for Windows® v2.0 (or newer)
To download Overdrive Media Console visit: http://www.overdrive.com/software/omc/To download Adobe Digital Editions visit: http://www.adobe.com/products/digitaleditions/
A total of five titles may be checked out at a time from our Library2Go downloadable service. This includes any downloadable audiobooks or video as well.
When you check out eBook titles you will have the choice of 14 or 21 days.
Please visit http://www.overdrive.com/resources/drc/ to find out if your device is compatible.
Try troubleshooting via Library2Go at http://bit.ly/njs1HT or send a message through our "Ask a Librarian" tool: http://www.gflibrary.com/forms.aspx?FID=42. Call the Reference Desk for assistance during business hours: 701-772-8116 ext. 12.