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Welcome to

Northwest
Regional Library

LOCATIONS

We are located in the northwestern corner of Minnesota and serve the counties of Kittson, Marshall, Pennington, Red Lake, and Roseau. There are seven libraries and three LINK sites in the NWRL system. Libraries are located in Greenbush, Hallock, Red Lake Falls, Roseau, Thief River Falls, Warren, and Warroad. LINK sites, which are open fewer than 20 hours per week, are located in Grygla, Karlstad, and Middle River.

Learn more about our locations and hours:

Libraries

LINK Sites

Looking for your next

Good Read?

Find great stories and information across all of our libraries. You can browse and request materials by going to our online catalog.

Don’t see the materials you’re looking for?

If you don’t see what you’re looking for in our catalog you can request it from other libraries throughout Minnesota using MNLINK.

Events

Events going on today

Upcoming NWRL Events

Events in June 2024

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
May 26, 2024
May 27, 2024
May 28, 2024

1:30 pm: Crafternoon at Thief River Falls


May 29, 2024

Like to knit? Crochet? Latch hook or counted cross stitch? Bring your current project to work on with other crafters.

2:00 pm: Story Time


May 30, 2024

4:00 pm: Art Sparks


May 30, 2024

May 31, 2024

Adventure Begins at your Library! Summer Reading Program

June 1, 2024

June 2, 2024

9:30 am: Family Storytime at Thief River Falls Public Library


June 3, 2024

10:00 am: Messy Mondays


June 3, 2024

Celebrate your creativity and make a mess at the library!

June 4, 2024

1:30 pm: Crafternoon at Thief River Falls


June 5, 2024

Like to knit? Crochet? Latch hook or counted cross stitch? Bring your current project to work on with other crafters.

7:00 pm: Writers' Group


June 5, 2024

Meet with other writers.  Share and critique writing projects and discuss writing-related topics.

11:00 am: Ventriloquist James Wedgewood


June 6, 2024

Come and see why James truly is "Funnier than Your Average Dummy!"

2:00 pm: Art Sparks


June 6, 2024

Have fun making different types of art with chalk art, fingerpainting, watercolors, or paper mosaics.  

2:00 pm: James Wedgwood - Ventriloquist


June 6, 2024

June 7, 2024
June 8, 2024
June 9, 2024

9:30 am: Family Storytime at Thief River Falls Public Library


June 10, 2024

10:00 am: Messy Mondays


June 10, 2024

Celebrate your creativity and make a mess at the library!

2:00 pm: Garden Day


June 11, 2024

Get down and dirty at the library!

11:00 am: Crafty Wednesday


June 12, 2024

1:00 pm: Make & Take Craft


June 12, 2024

1:30 pm: Crafternoon at Thief River Falls


June 12, 2024

Like to knit? Crochet? Latch hook or counted cross stitch? Bring your current project to work on with other crafters.

5:30 pm: Cookbook Club at Thief River Falls


June 12, 2024

Try a recipe from a new cookbook and bring it to share with others at the meeting.

2:00 pm: Art Sparks


June 13, 2024

Have fun making different types of art with chalk art, fingerpainting, watercolors, or paper mosaics.  

2:00 pm: Story Time


June 13, 2024

1:00 pm: Movies & Popcorn


June 14, 2024

Come spend a relaxing afternoon at the library watching a family friendly movie. 

10:30 am: Dads & Donuts at Thief River Falls Public Library


June 15, 2024

June 16, 2024

9:30 am: Family Storytime at Thief River Falls Public Library


June 17, 2024

10:00 am: Messy Mondays


June 17, 2024

Celebrate your creativity and make a mess at the library!

2:00 pm: What Do Astronauts Eat?


June 18, 2024

Try some astronaut food and learn about cooking where there is no gravity.

CLOSED for Juneteenth

June 19, 2024

1:00 pm: Mysterious Creatures of Minnesota


June 20, 2024

2:00 pm: Art Sparks


June 20, 2024

Have fun making different types of art with chalk art, fingerpainting, watercolors, or paper mosaics.  

2:00 pm: Story Time


June 20, 2024

5:00 pm: Evening Book Club


June 20, 2024

1:00 pm: Movies & Popcorn


June 21, 2024

Come spend a relaxing afternoon at the library watching a family friendly movie. 

June 22, 2024
June 23, 2024

9:30 am: Family Storytime at Thief River Falls Public Library


June 24, 2024

10:00 am: Climb Theater


June 24, 2024

10:00 am: Messy Mondays


June 24, 2024

Celebrate your creativity and make a mess at the library!

7:00 pm: Garden Fairy Wand-Adult Class


June 25, 2024

11:00 am: Crafty Wednesday


June 26, 2024

1:30 pm: Crafternoon at Thief River Falls


June 26, 2024

Like to knit? Crochet? Latch hook or counted cross stitch? Bring your current project to work on with other crafters.

11:00 am: CLIMB Theatre Presents "City Mouse, Country Mouse"


June 27, 2024

Since the Mouse Cousins had such a "gouda" time when they last met, they decided to take their next adventure to more neutral grounds: The Suburbs.

2:00 pm: Art Sparks


June 27, 2024

Have fun making different types of art with chalk art, fingerpainting, watercolors, or paper mosaics.  

2:00 pm: CLIMB Theater "Country Mouse & City Mouse"


June 27, 2024

4:00 pm: Art Sparks


June 27, 2024

6:00 pm: O'Neil Family Band


June 27, 2024

1:00 pm: Movies & Popcorn


June 28, 2024

Come spend a relaxing afternoon at the library watching a family friendly movie. 

June 29, 2024
June 30, 2024

9:30 am: Family Storytime at Thief River Falls Public Library


July 1, 2024

10:00 am: Messy Mondays


July 1, 2024

Celebrate your creativity and make a mess at the library!

July 2, 2024

1:30 pm: Crafternoon at Thief River Falls


July 3, 2024

Like to knit? Crochet? Latch hook or counted cross stitch? Bring your current project to work on with other crafters.

7:00 pm: Writers' Group


July 3, 2024

Meet with other writers.  Share and critique writing projects and discuss writing-related topics.

2:00 pm: Art Sparks


July 4, 2024

Have fun making different types of art with chalk art, fingerpainting, watercolors, or paper mosaics.  

2:00 pm: Story Time


July 4, 2024

1:00 pm: Movies & Popcorn


July 5, 2024

Come spend a relaxing afternoon at the library watching a family friendly movie. 

July 6, 2024

Explore more

with these free resources

These great digital resources are available to all patrons of the Northwest Regional Library in addition to the materials in our catalog. You may need your library card number and PIN in order to log in.

OverDrive/Libby

Borrow eBooks and audiobooks
anytime, anywhere

hoopla

Instantly borrow audiobooks,
eBooks, comics, music,
movies, and TV shows

Ebooks MN

Statewide ebook collection for readers of all ages

It doesn’t stop there

We also provide our patrons with access to a wide variety of online resources for such things like homework help, career growth, and databases of information

Did you know NWRL also has…?

State Park Passes

Passes last for 1 week and can be used to enter any MN State Park

Legal Kiosks

Online legal aid in Roseau, Thief River Falls, and Warroad

Life Jackets

Warroad Public Library allows patrons to check out children's life jackets

Laptops

Chromebooks available for check out at NWRL branches

Mobile Hotspots

Mobile hotspots give you Wi-Fi access in remote locations

There’s even more!

Mobile printing, conference rooms, and more services are offered throughout NWRL branches.

You can learn more about these services by going to your branch’s page or ask your local librarian what else is available.

Library Cards

If you live within our 5 counties you can apply for a free library card at any of our 10 locations or by using the link below.

Apply today

Residents of our 5 counties are eligible to register for NWRL library cards at all of our branches. Temporary residents may apply for a limited-access account good for the duration of their stay.

Lake Agassiz Regional Library patrons can use their card at any of our branches.

Patrons of other Minnesota library systems may create an account at any of our branches using the card from their home library. Residents of the cities of Clarkfield, Crosby, East Grand Forks, and Taylors Falls are not eligible for these accounts but may purchase a fee card.

Non-resident cards may be purchased for an annual fee of $30 for those residing outside the state of Minnesota.

A password or PIN (Personal Identification Number) is required in addition to a library card to use some online library services such as requesting or renewing library materials.

Your PIN starts as the last four (4) digits of the phone number listed on your account. To change your PIN, sign-in to the NWRL online catalog, and follow steps given below or ask for assistance from any NWRL location.

  • Go to “My Account”
  • Select “Account Preferences”
  • Next to the “Password” line, select “Change”
  • Enter your old password and your new password and click “Submit”

If you forget your PIN, you may retrieve it one of two ways:

  • The PIN can be sent to your email address by following these steps:
    • First, click on “Your Account” at the top of the navigation bar.
    • Next, click the link for “Forgot your password?” which will take you to the form “Request to reset your password.”
    • Continue to follow on-screen directions.
  • Ask for assistance from your local librarian.

Have more questions? Check out more FAQs here

Apply today for a library card

If you are new to NWRL, visit any branch or use the link below to apply for an account. If you have an existing account and have a problem with your library card, please contact your local branch.