Welcome, Lake Elmo Library users!

Make the most of your new Washington County Library connection.

Lake Elmo Public Library will become a location in the Washington County Library system on Jan. 1, 2018. The library will be closed between Dec. 24, 2017, and January 20, 2018, while work is performed that makes it possible to operate the library within the county’s library system.

During this closure, Lake Elmo users can still get a library card at any of the other Washington County Library locations (Wildwood Library and Oakdale Library are the closest in proximity). The new library card allows access to materials at all other Washington County Library locations during the closure, as well as digital materials available through our catalog.

To get a library card:

Most individuals who live in or pay library property taxes to Washington County are eligible for a free library card. Your library card is accepted at all Washington County Library and Library Express locations, Washington County Law Library, Stillwater Public Library, and Bayport Public Library.

  1. Provide proof of your current address and photo identification at any library location to get a library card.
  2. Individuals with library cards issued by any Regional Library System in Minnesota may register and enjoy borrowing privileges.
  3. Non-Minnesota residents or individuals who do not have cards issued by a Regional Library System in Minnesota may purchase an annual Washington County Library card for $60.

A grand re-opening celebration is planned for Saturday, Jan. 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Refreshments will be served during an open house, and visitors will have the opportunity to meet staff.