About the Library

For over 115 years the Willmar Public Library has been proud to provide service to the city of Willmar and surrounding communities. As part of the 32 member Pioneerland Library System WPL provides access to a wide assortment of statewide and national resources.   


Scheduled Library Closings

2023 Remaining Closing Dates 

Christmas Eve Day (12/24/2023)

Christmas Day Observed (12/25/2023)

2024 Upcoming Closing Dates

New Year’s Day Observed (01/01/2024)

Martin Luther King Jr  Day (01/15/2024)

Presidents Day (02/19/2024)

Memorial Day (05/27/2024)

Juneteenth Observed (6/19/2024)

Independence Day (07/04/2024)

Labor Day (09/02/2024)

Veterans Day (11/11/2024)

Thanksgiving Day (11/28/2024)

Christmas Eve Day (12/24/2024)

Christmas Day (12/25/2024)

New Years Eve Day- Dec. 31st  (Close at 5 PM)

New Year’s Day (01/01/2025)


Library Cards


Library cards are available to anyone living in the Pioneerland Library System service area.  Residents of other Regional Library Systems can utilize their home library card to checkout items at WPL.  

To apply for a card bring a completed Library Card Application , a current government issued photo ID, and proof of current address (if not listed on ID) to the Checkout Desk.  

Library cards can also be issued to children under 18 yrs old with a parent or guardian accepting responsibility for items checked out with the child’s card. 



Borrowing Library Material


Fines and Fees
Item Type Loan Period Overdue Fines Max. Fine*
Books 28 Days .10 per day $3.00
High Demand  14 Days .10 per day $3.00
CD’s 14 Days .10 per day $3.00
Video/DVD 7 Days 1.00 per day $3.00
Magazines 14 Days .10 per day $3.00
* After 3.00 maximum is reached replacement costs are charged

* Daily Overdue fine does not apply to Children’s and Teen Items.  Replacement cost associated with lost or damaged items still apply.

Returning Library Materials

Book returns are available at the checkout desk (during open hours) or outside through the book return slot located by the main entrance doors (24 hours per day).  

Items checked out at WPL can also be returned to any Pioneerland Library System location

Special Fees

Printing $ .20 per side/page b&w
$ .50 per side/page color
Photocopies $ .25 per side/page b&w
$ .50 per side/page color
$ .50 per side/page b&w 11×17
$1.00per side/page color 11×17
Microfilm Reader Printing $ .20 / page b&w
$ .50 / page color
Headphones $2.00 (purchase)
Lost Library Cards $3.00 each
Fax Cost $1.00 per side/page.
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