Brainerd Public Library

About Your Library

Welcome to the Brainerd Public Library, a branch of the Kitchigami Regional Library System. Brainerd is a founding member of the Kitchigami system, which was formed in 1969. As part of this system, we are able to offer our patrons access to the collections of eight libraries in addition to our own collection. If we don't have an item in our facility, we can usually get it for you in a timely manner.

By signing up for a library card, you expand your opportunities for both entertainment and information. Our collection includes books, magazines, audio books, music, videos, and computer software.

Services at Your Library

The Brainerd Public Library offers much more than just books. In addition to our collection of books, videos, cassettes, magazines, CDs, and DVDs our librarians can assist you with reference questions and information needs.

There are numerous computers available for online sources including internet access, as well as a full suite of Encarta Encyclopedias, word processing, and spreadsheet programs. Children are welcome to use the computers to take advantage of wonderful educational software that can help with reading and math skills in an entertaining manner.

The Interlibrary Loan program is a terrific benefit to patrons of the Brainerd Public Library. Through cooperation with libraries throughout the state and the country, we are able to provide materials that otherwise might not be available.

Kitchigami Regional Library System

Kitchigami Regional Library System provides quality library services and resources, responding to the diverse needs of individuals and communities. Kitchigami Regional Library System provides public library service in five counties: Beltrami, Cass, Crow Wing, Hubbard, and Wadena.

Branch libraries are located in Bemidji, Blackduck, Brainerd, Cass Lake, Longville, Park Rapids, Pine River, Wadena, and Walker.

A bookmobile serves rural areas. The headquarters is in Pine River. Please feel free to contact the system director with any compliments, concerns, or complaints at:

Marian Ridge, Director
Kitchigami Regional Library System
P.O. Box 84
310 N 2nd Street
Pine River, MN 56474
Phone: 218-587-2171