Dakota County Library recognizes the hard work and commitment of teachers, caregivers and students as you create and engage in learning. Below is a variety of free educational resources and library services that are available to support K-12 learning both at home and in the classroom.
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Get a library card
Online library card
Register for a library card online and get immediate access to electronic collections, including e-books, electronic magazines, audiobooks and more, free of charge.
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.
Visit in person
Computers, printers and scanners are available for use at all Dakota County Library locations, no library card required. You can also bring your own laptop or device and use the library's
free Wi-Fi to access the internet inside the library or in our library parking lots.
During the school year, volunteer tutors are available to help with homework assignments for K-12 students at the Galaxie and Burnhaven libraries. Find out more about Homework Help.
Study and meeting rooms
All nine library locations have individual study rooms available on a first-come basis. Meeting and conference rooms are available for reservation for larger groups.
Librarians can assist teachers with questions about library resources, create curated booklists, and visits to classrooms. Please contact Ask a Librarian and let us know what we can help you with.
We have a wide variety of online research tools available.
Wi-Fi hotspots & Chromebooks
Check out a Wi-Fi hotspot or a kit containing both a Wi-Fi hotspot and Chromebook laptop for free internet service at home or on the go.
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. Live tutors are available from 1–11 p.m. daily.
Live, online FAFSA assistance is available through
HelpNow to assist anyone who needs help completing the FAFSA form for student financial aid.
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Watch easy-to-use video tutorials on
LinkedIn Learning to help you learn a variety of skills — anytime, anywhere. Log in with your Dakota County Library card, create your profile and start learning.