Library Services

Need A Library Card?

Print out the application form or get an application form at your library.

Photo ID and proof of current address are required. These could be a MN driver's license, MN State ID; employer's ID, plus anything that shows your current address. 

Library cards automatically expire after three years, but can easily be renewed with a verification of contact information.

Community Resources

Computer Workstations
Wireless Internet Access
Wi-Fi Hotspots
Basic computer assistance
Assistance with digital devices
“Free” shelf 

Tyler Public Library is located in the same building as the Tyler City Offices. The City Office offers the following services:

Notary of the Public


Large Print Books
Paperback Books
Inspirational Fiction
Beginning Readers
Board Books
Picture Books
Digital Audiobooks
Video on DVD
Video on BluRay
Magazines and Newspapers
Interlibrary Loan

WiFi Hotspots

You can now checkout the Internet from the library! A mobile Internet hotspot uses cellular access to create a WiFi connection, allowing people to connect to the Internet where there is not typically strong, or any, WiFi access. The library System has received twelve hotspots to be checked out by our patrons.

These hotspots were made available through The Minnesota State Library, a division of the Minnesota Department of Education that created a connectivity grant for libraries across the state. This program is partially funded with a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education using federal funding, CFDA 45.310, Library Services and Technology Act (LS-00-19-0024-19) Grants to States.

Hotspots can be checked out by any county resident with a library card in good standing. They may not be placed on hold, but are available on a first come, first serve basis. Since they are a limited resource, they are checked out for one week and cannot be renewed.

Hotspots that are not returned on time incur a $1.00/day overdue fee that will not be forgiven.


Throughout the year, Tyler Public Library offers a number of programs that appeal to all our patrons. Watch our Events page for upcoming programs. We welcome suggestions for programs that we can bring to the Tyler Community.

Loan Periods

Three weeks for all materials except
digital devices- one week


Renewals may be done in person, by phone or through the Online Catalog. The item cannot be renewed if it has a hold, the renewal limit for the item has been reached, or the patron has been blocked due to fines or fees of $5.00 or more or more than 5 items overdue.

Items borrowed from outside the Plum Creek Library System cannot be renewed unless a special request is made.

For more information on how to renew, see our How Do I? page.


Books: $0.25/day
DVDs: $0.50/day
Devices (including hotspots) $1.00/day

Interlibrary Loan

If our library does not have the item you want, we can borrow it from another library at no charge to you. We can get items from all over Minnesota and bring them to the library for you to pick up and check out. To find items that you can get through interlibrary loan, go to our catalog for all Plum Creek items or MNLink for items statewide and place a hold. For more information on how to place holds, see our How Do I? page or ask your local librarian for help.

Homebound Delivery

Homebound delivery of library materials is available to patrons who are unable to come to the library because of advanced age, extended illness or physical/ mental limitation. Delivery will be made to residents within the Tyler city limits. Patrons can choose from the library's wide selection of books, large print books, magazines, audiobooks, and DVD's. Anyone who needs this free service can sign up for the bi-weekly delivery schedule. Call us for more information and to get signed up.