Dakota County Library

Find Dakota County Minnesota libraries, such as state, town, city, public, private, college and university library branches. Libraries provide information on applications, borrowing books, ebooks, library programs, online databases and research.

Dakota County Library 508 3rd Street Farmington MN 55024 651-438-0250

Dakota County Library System: Burnhaven 1101 Co Road 42 West Burnsville MN 55306 952-891-0300

Heritage Library 20085 Heritage Drive Lakeville MN 55044 952-891-0360

Mackin Educational Resources 3505 Co Road 42 West Burnsville MN 55306 952-895-9540

Pleasant Hill Library 1490 South Frontage Road Hastings MN 55033 651-438-0200

South St. Paul Public Library 106 3rd Avenue North South Saint Paul MN 55075 651-554-3240

South St. Paul Public Library 125 3rd Avenue North South Saint Paul MN 55075 651-554-3240

About Dakota County Libraries

Dakota County Libraries are institutions that stores and make available collections of books, periodicals, electronic databases, and other information sources to either the general public or a specific group of patrons in Dakota County, MN. Library collections may also include musical recordings, films, and other cultural materials. In addition to making their physical and electronic collections available to patrons, Dakota County Libraries organize and sponsor a wide range of programs and activities that complement their collections.

You may contact the Library for questions about:
  • Public Libraries near you
  • Dakota County Library catalogs and collections
  • Library research facilities and databases
  • Dakota County Library cards
  • Library programs and events
Dakota County Public Libraries

Dakota County Public Libraries are Dakota County or local government operations. While registration and a Dakota County library card are usually required, access to most of the materials and services offered at a Public Library is generally free. Physical items may be borrowed and electronic materials accessed without an additional fee. While registration and the issuance of a card may be limited to residents of the jurisdiction served by a Public Library, most Libraries honor cards from other Public Libraries near Dakota County and many participate in programs that allow for inter-library loans. In larger jurisdictions, the Public Library may consist of a main Library building with additional satellite facilities referred to as Dakota County Library Branches.

Dakota County Academic Libraries are typically housed at colleges and universities primarily for the benefit of students and faculty, though some may open their collections and services to residents of the surrounding communities. Minnesota State Libraries primarily serve as repositories for state documents to support research by MN employees and legislators, though they are also open to the general public.

Special Library Collections

In addition to the general collections found in a Dakota County Public Library, special collections may be available that emphasize local history and institutions or unique aspects of the community. Special collections may have value as historical artifacts and may not be available for circulation outside of the Minnesota Library facility.

Dakota County Public Library Programs

Dakota County Public Libraries make computers available on site for patrons' research activities and to provide access to their electronic databases and publications. Public Libraries also frequently offer programs and services that support patrons in job searches, Dakota County genealogy research, small business development, or legal research. Book readings by authors and a variety of entertainment events may also be presented, such as musical performances, poetry readings, and children's events.