Community Members & Alumni

Community Members

Individuals who are not affiliated with Carleton or St. Olaf but reside in one of the towns/zip codes listed below may register for a Friend of the Library card, which provides borrowing privileges. If you are interested in registering for a Friend of the Library please come to the circulation desk on the main floor. All library patrons must agree to follow library borrowing policies.

  • Cannon Falls (55000)
  • Castle Rock (55010)
  • Dennison/Stanton (55018)
  • Dundas (55019)
  • Elko (55020)
  • Faribault (55021)
  • Farmington (55024)
  • Hampton (55031)
  • Lonsdale (55046)
  • Nerstrand (55053)
  • Northfield (55057)
  • Randolph (55065)
  • Webster (55088)

People who do not live in the above areas are welcome to use the facilities of Gould Library, but they do not have borrowing privileges.  See the Guest Patron Policy for more information about using library resources and services.

Alumni

Alumni who live within 100 miles of Carleton can have borrowing privileges. They can either register for a Friend of the College card at the circulation desk of the library or apply for an Affiliate card through the OneCard office.  Both types of cards provide borrowing privileges at the library.

Friend & Affiliate Card Logins

To log in to your Friend or Affiliate card account:

  1. Go to "My Library Account".
  2. Click "Community Members Login".
    • Note: If you have an Affiliate card and have a Carleton username/password, then you should click "Enter Your Carleton Username/Password".  For questions about your Carleton username/password please see the Alumni Directory FAQ.
  3. Your User ID is the first 14 digits on the back of your library card.
  4. Your default Password is "Library123".
  5. If you have trouble logging in, call the circulation desk at 507-222-4260, email us at gouldcirc@carleton.edu, or stop by the circulation desk in person.

To change your account's password:

Note: If you have an Affiliate card and have a Carleton username/password, see the Alumni Directory FAQ for information about changing your password.

  1. Log in to your account following the steps listed above.
  2. Click the "Personal Details" tab.
  3. Click "Update Login Credentials".
  4. Enter your current password and then the new password.