Dakota County Library is here to support students, caregivers and educators with free educational resources and library services to support K-12 learning both in person and online.
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 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.
Find your school's login information.
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, Wentworth and Burnhaven libraries.
Find out more about Homework Help.
Study and meeting rooms
All library locations have individual study rooms available on a first-come basis. Meeting and conference rooms for larger groups are available for reservation.
We have a wide variety of online research tools available.
Online homework help
Help with your homework is just a click away.
HelpNow provides online tutoring for students in grades K–12 and college in both English and Spanish. Live tutors are available from 1–11 p.m. daily.
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.
Live, online FAFSA assistance is available through
HelpNow to assist anyone who needs help completing the FAFSA form for student financial aid.
Learn with LinkedIn Learning
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.
Librarians can assist teachers with questions about library resources, create curated booklists, and visit classrooms. Please contact Ask a Librarian and let us know how we can help you.
Not finding what you need?
Make a request to Dakota County Library for tools and resources that will help you.
Educator Request Form