Brainerd Public Library

416 South Fifth Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Phone: 218-829-5574
Fax: 218-829-0055


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 resources 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.

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.

We have a generous checkout policy:

  Books - 28 days, no limit
  Tapes and CDs - 14 days, no limit
  Videos - 7 days, 2 per card
  Magazines - 7 days, no limit
  CD-ROMs - 14 days, 2 per card

The library charges no late fees; however, it does charge for lost or damaged items. There is also a $3 replacement charge for lost or stolen cards.

A copy of the 'Kitchigami Regional Library Policy: Borrower Card Use' is available for your review upon request.

Hours at Your Library:

The Brainerd Public Library is currently open 59 hours a week. The open hours are:
Mon-Thurs9am to 8pm
Friday9am to 6pm
Saturday9am to 4pm

Visit Us Online:

You can access our catalog to browse or to place holds by logging on to:

A branch of Kitchigami Regional Library System:

Kitchigami Regional Library System provides quality library services and resources, responding to the diverse needs of individuals and communities.

About the Region:

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
PO Box 84
310 2nd St N
Pine River, MN 56474
Tel: (218) 587-2171