Hennepin County Library

[Organization Library Card] [Meeting Rooms]

Multiple locations throughout Hennepin County.

Phone: 612-543-KNOW/5669

Organization Library Cards

Homeschool families who reside in Hennepin County qualify for an Organization Library Card. Apply at http://www.hclib.org/pub/info/library_cards.cfm under the heading "Organizations and businesses located within Hennepin County." You must apply online; organization cards cannot be obtained at the library.

You may enter "Homeschool" for the Organization Name and "Home Educator" for your Position in Organization.

The advantages of an Organization Library Card are ...

  1. Checkout limit is 100 items by organization (compared to 30 for a pesonal card).
  2. An organization may request multiple cards, such as one for yourself, one for your spouse, and one for each child
  3. An organization has a single login for all card holders, making account management easier.

Disadvantages are ...

  1. Organization cards must be renewed yearly.
  2. Organization cards do not have remote access to databases, so you will still need to keep your personal "Hennepin County residents or property owners" library card to access those.
  3. You must have the physical card to check out items (if you've ever forgotten your personal card at home and had them look up your number at circulation, that won't happen for your Organization card).

Note: If you're a family of 4 or more, your family's combined personal card limit is 120 items or more. If the organization limit of 100 items is too low for your family, you may prefer managing multiple personal library cards, in which case you might find libraryelf.org useful ($20/year to manage multiple cards).

Meeting Rooms

To facilitate groups coming together to learn and exchange information and ideas, Hennepin County Library offers free-of-charge space for public use in most libraries including conference rooms, meeting rooms, study spaces, and even a piano room.

Room capacity varies from 10 to 450.

Meeting rooms can be reserved at www.hclib.org/pub/info/meetingrooms

Gathering places are not intended for commercial use, and commercial activities are prohibited. There can be no collection of admission fees or tuition, sales of products or services or other direct fund raising activities.  Additionally, there can be no gambling, games of chance, bingo, casinos or wagering of any kind nor can gathering places be used for purely social purposes which include but are not limited to parties or receptions.

Public gathering places are made available to the public regardless of the beliefs or affiliations of individuals or groups requesting their use. Hennepin County Library strives to make spaces available to groups on a fair and equitable basis.
Minimum attendance requirements may be imposed. (Individuals and small groups under the minimum required may use a meeting room if it is not reserved for that day and they agree to the Hennepin County Library use policy.)

Information subject to change. Please check with Hennepin County Library for the most current information. Last updated on Sat, Aug 5, 2017.

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