ABOUT ECRL

East Central Regional Library

Strengthen. Connect. Support.

East Central Regional Library (ECRL) is a consolidated regional library system serving the residents of Aitkin, Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs and Pine Counties in Minnesota.  Headquartered in Cambridge, MN, ECRL operates fourteen library locations and an outreach service.  

The library is home to approximately 250,000 books, CDs, and DVDs; 45,000 digital materials; and 147 public computers.  

We look forward to your visit!

East Central Regional Library is an essential community resource inspiring East Central Minnesota to discover and explore possibilities to build and grow community. East Central Regional Library provides library services in Aitkin, Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, and Pine Counties.

celebrating our community

East central Minnesota is home to beautiful wildlife and amazing communities. Library branches celebrate this by hosting engaging events, featuring local art, and providing communities with great spots to learn and grow.

Get to know ECRL communities

Libraries host local events throughout the entire year for a variety of ages and interests.

14 Branches, 6 Counties, 1 library

East Central Regional Library covers 6 counties across east central Minnesota. The network of 14 branches provides you with a local source to learn, grow, and discover more. If you’re not able to make it to one of our locations, our online services are always available.

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Spring for Libraries Fundraiser

East Central Regional Library is excited to announce our first annual fundraiser, Spring for Libraries, which will run April 1-30, 2022!  For this campaign, each library

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ECRL is an essential community resource, supported in part by you.

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