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Posted on: September 9, 2020

Blue Earth County Library Expands No Contact Pick Up to Branch Libraries

All Locations

In addition to contactless material pick up being offered at the Mankato location of the Blue Earth County Library System, the service will also be offered at the Lake Crystal and Mapleton branches. This service will be effective immediately.

Patrons can request materials in one of three ways:

  1. Visiting the Library’s catalog at, search available items (interlibrary loans are not available), and place hold requests for up to 10 items; or
  2. Visit and fill out the No Contact Pick Up Materials Form to requests hold on up to 15 items; or
  3. Call the location you’d like to pick up materials from to request holds on up to 15 items.

Users will be notified by email or phone when items are available to schedule a pick-up time.

Contactless pick up will be offered the following dates and times, per location:

Lake Crystal on Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Mankato on Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM and Saturday from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Mapleton on Monday through Friday from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

All users must have a Library card, but those without one may register over the phone. There is no cost to participate. Returned materials will not be accepted at the contactless pick up table; please use the book drops for returns.

For more information, contact the Blue Earth County Library at:

Lake Crystal location 507-726-2726

Mankato location 507-304-4001

Mapleton location 507-524-3513

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