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Duluth Public Library Port Cards now available to all students

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The Duluth Public Library and Duluth Public Schools are collaborating to expand access to public library resources for Duluth's students with the Port Card program. Port Cards are electronic library cards that enable all ISD 709 students to borrow books and other materials from the Duluth Public Library by simply punching their student ID number into a keypad when they check out. To check out items with a Port Card, the student must be present.

With the Port Card program, the library seeks to remove barriers to access and make it easier for kids to borrow physical and electronic materials.

Students can use their Port Card to check out books, magazines, DVDs, CDs, toys, and language kits when they visit the library. They can also use Port Cards to access Duluth Public Library's digital resources while at school, giving educators an opportunity to integrate those resources into their teaching.


  1. Access the Duluth Public Library's online resources from school, including ebooks, audiobooks and databases for research.
  2. Check out up to 5 physical materials (such as books, magazines, and toys) at a time for FREE.
  3. Check out a 7-day MN State Parks pass or a 4-person pass to the Lake Superior Zoo for FREE.
  4. Check out up to 10 ebooks or audiobooks at a time for FREE.
  5. No physical library card needed. Students can check items out with their student ID number!
  6. No financial risk.

Port Cards are now available for use by students at all three Duluth Public Library locations and in the Duluth Public Schools. To learn more about Port Cards or to opt-out your student, visit