Chances are that there is a library branch close to where you live. The Northtown and Rum River branches are the largest, and offer the best selection of books and periodicals. The smaller locations, however, offer a "neighborhood" feel -- the librarians are usually not as busy, and can spend more time with you if you have questions.
Monday Noon - 8:00 pm Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Wednesday Noon - 8:00 pm Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (closed on Sundays, at least during the summer months)
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Bring some identification that has a photograph of you. The library suggests a driver's license, but if you don't drive, you can bring a passport, if you have one. If you don't have any identification, bring a parent with you -- they will be responsible for your account, but you will still get your own library card.
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It'll cost a dollar to get a replacement card.
For most items, it costs 30 cents for each day the item is overdue. If you need to pay a fine, try to bring exact change, because the library might not be able to make change for larger bills, especially 20s.
Feel free to wander around the library to find books that you might be interested in, but you might be looking for a specific book: use the computers marked "CATALOG" to find what you're looking for.
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You can still return a book when the library is closed: just look for the sign "Book Drop" somewhere along the side of the building.
When you enter the library, there will be a slot labeled "Book Return". At the Rum River and Northtown branches, you place your books on a conveyor belt, which is fun to watch.
You have three weeks to read a book, unless others are waiting for it -- in that case, you can only keep it for ten days. Books can be renewed twice, so you might be able to keep a book for nine weeks.
Bring your items to the circulation desk, and ask to renew them.