Arrowhead Library System

Arrowhead Library System enhances the value of all types of libraries to their communities by cultivating collaboration, technological innovation, and professional development; and enriches the quality of life by providing direct services for those without a public library and access to electronic resources for all people in northeastern Minnesota.

Arrowhead Library System (ALS) has been a state‐designated regional public library system since 1965 covering Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, Lake of the Woods, and St. Louis counties. In 2012, the North Country Library Cooperative (NCLC) merged with ALS to increase both the efficient use and impact of multitype resources and a new board structure was established representing all types of libraries.

Principal Consortial Functions
Collections sharing
Electronic content licensing
Electronic content loading/presentation
Interlibrary loan/document delivery
Training
Union lists/shared online catalogs
Other Functions
We also provide bookmobile and Mail-A-Book services to rural (and homebound) patrons.