An invitation to minors
Dakota County Library System welcomes minors (under the age of 18) and encourages them to use Library facilities and services. The Library strives to provide positive, enjoyable experiences for minors and their parents. Minors are subject to the Dakota County Library Public Conduct Guidelines. Responsibility for the behavior and well-being of minors using the Library rests with the parent legal guardian, or designated caregiver.
Library cards for minors
Dakota County Library strongly believes that access to library services supports the educational development of our youngest residents. Minors of any age may obtain a library card for borrowing materials. Go to the Get a Library Card page for more information.
Fees and fines for minors
Materials loaned to minors are subject to fines and charges. Minors may borrow without restriction materials that carry a daily fee or potential fine charges, including DVDs. Most of these charges are due upon the return of the materials. Parents/guardians are responsible for fines for lost or damaged or overdue materials, and fees for rental items and duplicate library cards.