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Contact the Library

General questions may be directed to the Circulation Desk at 701.241.1472. Reference questions may be directed to the Information Desk at 701.241.1492 or send an email.

Holidays and Closed Days

View the Holidays and other Closed Days in which the Library locations will be closed.

Summer Hours: Both the Main Library and the Dr. James Carlson Library are closed Sundays from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Parking at the Main Library

Parking at the downtown Main Library is free and easily accessible. Parking is available in the Civic Center/Library parking lot located on the east side of the building along 3rd Street North. Additional parking is also available on the west side and on the north side of the Main Library in the Civic Center Quad area.

Handicapped accessible parking spaces are available for library patrons in all three of these parking lots.

Library patrons park for free when using these parking lots.

The Breezeway Café

The Breezeway Café is located just inside the east entrance of the downtown Main Library. Enjoy lunch, snacks and beverages while visiting the library.

The Breezeway Café's regular hours of operation are:
Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday: Closed