Dakota County Library recognizes the hard work and commitment of teachers, caregivers and students as you create and engage in distance learning. Below is a variety of free educational resources and library services that are available to support distance learning.
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Use your student card
For schools participating in our student card program, your school district's three-digit number followed by your student ID provides you with instant access to online one-on-one homework help, research tools, e-books, audiobooks, electronic magazines and print books — all fine free at the library.
Get a library card online
Register for a library card online and get immediate access to electronic collections, including e-books, electronic magazines, audio books and more, free of charge.
Learn with Lynda
Watch easy-to-use video tutorials on Lynda to help you learn a variety of skills — anytime, anywhere. Log in with your Dakota County Library card, create your profile and start learning.
Use Curbside Pick-up to get library materials
Pick up books and other library materials with Curbside Pick-up, Monday–Friday from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. at any Dakota County Library location. If you are unable to visit the library and use Curbside Pick-up due to illness, disability, visual impairment or are designated higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19, try our Books by Mail service.
Join us for virtual programs
Enjoy our free virtual programs right at home. From art and crafts to STEM learning, there's something for everyone.
Explore our digital collection
Discover our wide variety of digital resources, including e-books and e-audiobooks available online 24/7.
Get online homework help
Help with your homework is just a mouse click away. HelpNow provides online tutoring for kids in grades K–12 and college in both English and Spanish.