About the program
The Department of Natural Resources is collaborating with public libraries across the state to provide free seven-day state park passes for checkout through June 2025. Our goal in offering this program is to provide a way for Minnesotans living in low-income communities across the state to visit state parks without the financial barrier of an entry fee.
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Effective June 2022, passes are available at every regional public library system in Minnesota, including two unaffiliated libraries. Each library has between one and four passes available for check-out, based on the size of their community. In some cases, a library is considered a participant because their system allows transfers between branches, but they may not actually administer the passes at that location.
Regional library association
Aitkin McGregor Public Library 111 E Center Ave, PO Box 56, McGregor, MN 55760 East Central Regional Library Aitkin Aitkin Public Library 110 First Ave NE. Aitkin, MN 56431 East Central Regional Library Anoka Columbia Heights Public Library 3939 NE Central Ave, Columbia Heights, MN 55421 Metropolitan Library Service Agency Anoka Mississippi Library 410 Mississippi St NE, Fridley, MN 55432 Metropolitan Library Service Agency Becker Detroit Lakes Public Library 1000 Washington Ave, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501 Lake Agassiz Regional Library Beltrami Blackduck Community Library 72 1st St SE, Blackduck, MN 56630 Kitchigami Regional Library Beltrami Bemidji Public Library 509 America Ave NW, Bemidji, MN 56601 Kitchigami Regional Library Benton Foley Public Library 251 North 4th Ave. Foley, MN 56329 Great River Regional Library Big Stone Graceville Public Library 415 Studdart Ave, Graceville, MN 56240 Pioneerland Library System Big Stone Ortonville Public Library 412 2nd St NW. Ortonville, MN 56278 Pioneerland Library System Carlton Cloquet Public Library 320 14th St. Cloquet, MN 55720 Arrowhead Regional Library System Cass Cass Lake Community Library 223 Cedar Ave, P.O. Box 836, Cass Lake, MN 56633 Kitchigami Regional Library Cass Pine River Public Library 212 Park Ave, Pine River, MN 56474 Kitchigami Regional Library Chippewa Montevideo Public Library 224 S 1st Street, Montevideo, MN 56265 Pioneerland Library System Clay Moorhead Public Library 118 5th St S, Moorhead, MN 56560 Lake Agassiz Regional Library Clearwater Bagley Public Library 79 Spencer Ave SW. Bagley, MN 56621 Lake Agassiz Regional Library Cook Grand Marais Public Library 104 2nd Avenue West, Grand Marais, MN 55604 Arrowhead Regional Library System Cottonwood Windom Library 904 4th Ave, Windom, MN 56101 Plum Creek Library System Crow Wing Brainerd Public Library 416 S 5th St, Brainerd, MN 56401 Kitchigami Regional Library Crow Wing Jessie F. Hallett Memorial Library (Crosby) 101 1st St SE, Crosby, MN 56441 Unaffiliated Dodge Blooming Prairie Public Library 138 Highway Ave. South PO Box 187 Blooming Prairie, MN 55917 Southeastern Libraries Cooperating Douglas Douglas County Library 720 Fillmore St. Alexandria, MN 56308 Viking Library System Faribault Muir Public Library 36 Main Street, North, PO Box 218, Winnebago, MN 56098 Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative Fillmore Spring Valley Public Library 121 West Jefferson Street, Spring Valley, MN 55975 Southeastern Libraries Cooperating Freeborn Albert Lea Public Library 211 E Clark Street Albert Lea, MN 56007 Southeastern Libraries Cooperating Hennepin Franklin Library 1314 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404 Metropolitan Library Service Agency Hennepin Hosmer Library 347 E 36th St, Minneapolis, MN 55408 Metropolitan Library Service Agency Hennepin North Regional Library 1315 Lowry Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55411 Metropolitan Library Service Agency Hennepin Webber Park 4440 N Humboldt Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55412 Metropolitan Library Service Agency Hennepin East Lake Library 2727 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406 Metropolitan Library Service Agency Hennepin Augsburg Park Library 7100 Nicollet Ave., Richfield, MN 55423 Metropolitan Library Service Agency Hennepin Brookdale Library 6125 Shingle Creek Pkwy., Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 Metropolitan Library Service Agency Hennepin Brooklyn Park Library 8500 W. Broadway Ave., Brooklyn Park, MN, 55445 Metropolitan Library Service Agency Hubbard Park Rapids Public Library 210 1st St W, Park Rapids, MN 56470 Kitchigami Regional Library Jackson Jackson County Library System (3 locations) 311 3rd St, Jackson, MN 56143 Plum Creek Library System Kanabec Mora Public Library 200 Maple Ave. W. Mora, MN 55051 East Central Regional Library Kandiyohi Willmar Public Library 410 5th St SW. Willmar, MN 56201 Pioneerland Library System Kittson Grygla Library 127 Main Ave, Grygla, MN 56727 Northwest Regional Library Kittson Karlstad Library 104 1st St S , Karlstad, MN 56732 Northwest Regional Library Kittson Hallock Public Library 163 3rd St S. Hallock, MN 56728 Northwest Regional Library Koochiching International Falls Public Library 750 4th St. International Falls, MN 56649 Arrowhead Regional Library System Lake Silver Bay Public Library 9 Davis Dr. Silver Bay, MN 55614 Arrowhead Regional Library System Lake of the Woods Baudette Public Library 110 1st St SW, Baudette, MN 56623 Arrowhead Regional Library System Lincoln Tyler Public Library 230 Tyler St. N., PO Box L, Tyler, MN 56178 Plum Creek Library System Lyon Marshall Lyon County Library 201 C St, Marshall, MN 56258 Plum Creek Library System Mahnomen Mahnomen Public Library 203 Main Street South, Mahnomen, MN 56557 Lake Agassiz Regional Library Marshall Godel Memorial Public Library 314 E Johnson Ave. Warren, MN 56762 Northwest Regional Library Martin Martin County Library - Fairmont 110 N Park St, Fairmont, MN 56031 Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative Meeker Grove City Library 210 Atlantic Ave W, Grove City, MN 56243 Pioneerland Library System Mille Lacs Milaca Community Library 235 1st St. East, Milaca, MN 56353 East Central Regional Library Mille Lacs Mille Lacs Lake Community Library 285 Second Ave. S. Isle, MN 56342 East Central Regional Library Mille Lacs Princeton Public Library 100 4th Ave. S. Princeton, MN 55371 East Central Regional Library Morrison Little Falls Public Library 108 NE 3rd Street Little Falls, MN 56345 Great River Regional Library Morrison Upsala Public Library 117 Main St. Upsala, MN 56384 Great River Regional Library Mower Austin Public Library 323 4th Ave. NE Austin, MN 55912 Southeastern Libraries Cooperating Nicollet North Mankato Taylor Library 1001 Belgrade Ave, North Mankato, MN 56003 Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative Nobles Nobles County Library 407 12th St. Worthington, MN 56187 Plum Creek Library System Norman Ada Public Library 107 4th Ave E. Ada, MN 56510 Lake Agassiz Regional Library Olmsted Rochester Public Library 101 2nd Street SE, Rochester, MN 55904 Southeastern Libraries Cooperating Otter Tail Pelican Rapids Public Library 25 West Mill St. Pelican Rapids, MN 56572 Viking Library System Otter Tail Fergus Falls Public Library 205 E. Hampden Ave. Fergus Falls, MN 56537 Viking Library System Pennington Thief River Falls Public Library 102 First St E. Thief River Falls, MN 56701 Northwest Regional Library Pine Hinckley Public Library 106 1st Street SE, Hinckley, MN 55037 East Central Regional Library Pine Sandstone Public Library 119 North Fourth St. PO Box 599 Sandstone, MN 55072 East Central Regional Library Pine Pine City Public Library 300 Fifth St. Pine City, MN 55063 East Central Regional Library Polk Crookston Public Library 110 Ash N. Crookston, MN 56716 Lake Agassiz Regional Library Polk East Grand Forks Campbell Library 422 4th St. NW, East Grand Forks, MN 56721 Unaffiliated Ramsey Riverview Library 1 E. George St. Saint Paul, MN 55107 Metropolitan Library Service Agency Ramsey Arlington Hills Library 1200 Payne Ave. Saint Paul, MN 55130 Metropolitan Library Service Agency Ramsey Rice Street Library 1011 Rice Street Saint Paul, MN 55117 Metropolitan Library Service Agency Ramsey Sun Ray Library 2105 Wilson Ave. Saint Paul, MN 55119 Metropolitan Library Service Agency Ramsey North St. Paul 2300 N St Paul Dr, North St Paul, MN 55109 Metropolitan Library Service Agency Ramsey Rondo Community Library 461 N. Dale Saint Paul, MN 55103 Metropolitan Library Service Agency Red Lake Red Lake Falls Library 105 Champagne Ave SW, Red Lake Falls, MN 56750 Northwest Regional Library Redwood Lamberton Library 101 2nd Ave E, Lamberton, MN 56152 Plum Creek Library System Redwood Morgan Public Library 210 Vernon Ave, Morgan, MN 56266 Plum Creek Library System Renville Fairfax Public Library 101 1st Street SE. Fairfax, MN 55332 Pioneerland Library System Rice Buckham Memorial Library (Faribault) 11 E. Division St., Faribault, MN 55021 Southeastern Libraries Cooperating Rock Rock County Community Library 201 W. Main St., Luverne, MN 56156 Plum Creek Library System Roseau Greenbush Library 234 Main Street North, Greenbush, MN 56726 Northwest Regional Library Roseau Warroad Library 202 Main Ave NE, Warroad, MN 56763 Northwest Regional Library Roseau Roseau Public Library 121 Center St E. Roseau, MN 56751 Northwest Regional Library St. Louis Cook Public Library 103 South River Street PO Box 126 Cook, MN 55723 Arrowhead Regional Library System St. Louis Ely Public Library 224 E Chapman Street, Ely, MN 55731 Arrowhead Regional Library System St. Louis Virginia Public Library 215 5th Street S. Virginia, MN 55792 Arrowhead Regional Library System St. Louis Duluth Public Library 520 W. Superior St. Duluth, MN 55802 Arrowhead Regional Library System Stearns St. Cloud Public Library 1300 W St Germain St, St Cloud, MN 56301 Great River Regional Library Steele Owatonna Public Library 105 N. Elm Ave. Owatonna, MN 55060 Southeastern Libraries Cooperating Swift Benson Public Library 200 N 13th Street Benson, MN 56215 Pioneerland Library System Todd Long Prairie Public Library 42 Third Street North Ste. 1 Long Prairie, MN 56347 Great River Regional Library Todd Staples Public Library 122 6th St. NE Staples, MN 56479 Great River Regional Library Traverse Browns Valley Public Library 15 Third St. S. Browns Valley, MN 56219 Viking Library System Wadena Wadena Public Library 304 1st St SW, Wadena, MN 56482 Kitchigami Regional Library Waseca Waseca Public Library 408 North State Street Waseca, MN 56093 Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative Watonwan Butterfield Library 111 2nd St, Butterfield, MN 56120 Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative Watonwan Watonwan County Library 125 5th St. S. Saint James, MN 56081 Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative Winona Winona Public Library 151 W. 5th Street, Winona, MN 55987 Southeastern Libraries Cooperating Yellow Medicine Canby Public Library 110 Oscar Ave N. Canby, MN 56220 Pioneerland Library System Yellow Medicine Granite Falls Public Library 155 7th Ave. Granite Falls, MN 56241 Pioneerland Library System
How does it work?
While each library system may operate pass checkout a bit differently, all state park library passes will look the same and function the same way when you are at the park.
- All state park passes expire after seven days.
- Passes must be visibly displayed in your vehicle’s dashboard, so park staff can check validity and expiration date.
- Passes do not need to be returned, just recycled. If your library includes additional books or equipment with your pass, please return those on time.
- Check with your local library for more information and checkout policies.
- Proof of income is not required and users will never be asked about their income by library or DNR staff.
Why isn't my library participating?
Participating libraries are in a city or county where the median annual household income is $58,000 and/or schools nearby the library have more than 40% of students enrolled in the federal free and reduced lunch program. Because state park vehicle permit revenue is an essential part of the DNR’s budget that supports maintaining facilities, trails, and natural resources, the program prioritizes offering much-needed access to Minnesotans that may not otherwise be able to afford a park visit. We continue to evaluate the program’s impact and whether there are other funding opportunities to expand the library program in the future.
More questions or comments?
Contact Arielle Courtney, Partnership Development Consultant
[email protected] or 651-259-5609