Welcome to the Ely Public Library
Now located at 224 East Chapman Street, in downtown ElyNormal Hours of Operation Are
Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri - 10 am to 6 pm
AUCTION, AUCTION, AUCTION
The Ely Public Library will be selling
a few items that may have sentimental interest
by local community members via silent auction
over the course of the next month.
There will be two rounds of bidding;
each with 10-12 items for sale.
Each round of bidding will have similar
items included- one larger card catalog unit,
one smaller card catalog unit, a few art pieces,
and assorted other items.
All items will have a minimum starting bid price
and will be sold "as is". The first round of bidding will run from Aug. 10
to Aug 22 with payment/pick up required during
normal library hours on Aug 24, 25, or 26.
The second round of bidding will run from
Aug 31 to Sept 12 with payment/pickup dates of
Sept 14, 15, or 16. Items will be available for viewing at the new library location during the
bidding rounds. No bids will be accepted
via phone or email.
Founded in 1922, the Ely Public Library was housed
Ely Community Center that was built in 1937-38 in
the Art Deco Style. In November 2014 a new library building was
constructed at 224 East Chapman Street
What the Library can offer you:
Wireless Hot Spot
Free Computer Use for Internet Access
Leisure Reading Material for both children and adults
How-to information on a wide variety of topics
Value Line periodical for investors
Preschool Story Times
Summer Reading Programs for both adults and children
Friends of the Library Book Club
Audio Books for in the car or at home
Large Print books
Varied selection of magazines
Compact Discs & DVD's
Video cassettes -- both informative and feature films
Local Minnesota author collection
How Long You can Use Library Materials:
Books -- 3 weeks
Magazines -- 3 weeks
Books on Tape -- 3 weeks
CDs -- 3 weeks
DVD Videos -- 2 days
VHS Tapes- 1 week
Books -- 10 cents per day
Magazines -- 10 cents per day
Books on Tape -- 10 cents per day
CDs -- 10 cents per day
VHS Videos -- 1 dollars per day
DVD's Videos-- 2 dollars per day
Visit Our Computer Lab:
It's open weekdays from
M-F 10 am-6 pm
We offer a wide variety of software on our computers (each computer does not offer all the listed programs).
Internet (through Microsoft Internet Explorer & Mozilla Firefox)
Encarta Reference Suite
Magic Schoolbus Inside the Earth
Online Card Catalog
We feature PC computers (no macs)
Parents must come in to sign a permission slip before children are allowed to use the Internet.
We charge a nominal fee for copies to help us pay for paper and printer ink.