Boulder Junction Public Library

Apply for a Library Card

Patrons must come into the library and fill out and sign a “Resident” or “Visitor” Patron Borrower Card Application form to register for a library card.  There is also online Patron Registration for a temporary card here.  Patrons will still need to come into the library to get a permanent card. Library cards are issued free of charge. Patrons must provide a picture ID, either a driver’s license or state ID, on behalf of themselves and/or minor children.  Birthdate is required on application forms. The person whose signature is on the card application is responsible for all materials borrowed from the library under that library card number according to the policies of the lending library.  Applicants under 18 years of age must have a parent or guardian sign the application form.  Library cards expire after three years.  Cards may be renewed after verification of application information.  Patrons with lost cards should notify the library as soon as possible and request a replacement card.  There is a $2.00 fee for each new card.

Access the Internet

There are two ways patrons can use the Internet at the Boulder Junction Public Libary.

First, you can use one of our five public access computers for adults or two public access computers for children.  Use of computers is available on a first-come, first-served basis. However, to ensure free access for all, library staff reserves the right to set a 30-minute time limit on computer use sessions.  You need a library card or temporary visitor card to use the computers.  When all computers are being used, Pharos time management software creates a wait list.  Please read the library's Computer and Internet Use Policy.

Second, the Boulder Junction Public Library provides unfiltered wireless Internet access to library patrons.  The library's WiFi is available 24/7 inside the community center building and outside in the parking lot.  There is no password required.  Simply connect to "Boulder Junction Library Wireless" network.  Please read the library's Wireless Internet Access Policy.

Use the Catalog

Merlin is the shared catalog of NWLS member libraries. With a library card, patrons can directly request, renew, and check the status of items either checked out or on hold. 


You can request materials from the library in person during regular library hours, by phone at 715-385-2050 or through our online catalog at this link.  You will need a valid library card from the Boulder Junction Public Library or any other library in the Northern Waters Library System.

Wireless Printing

You can now print from your wireless device!  

Apple iOS and OS X devices

Our wireless print server supports all iOS AirPrint enabled devices. You can choose the Konica Minolta Black & White copier for $.15 copies or the HP Laser printer for $.30 color copies.
iPad (all versions)
iPhone (3GS or later)
iPod Touch (3rd generation or later)
Mac OS X® (Lion or later)
Apple AirPrint technology is included in all newer generation Apple devices with iOS 4.2 and later.
NOTE: iOS devices with AirPrint do not require download or installation of additional apps or software.

Windows Devices

Windows laptops, tablets, and phones (Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10) will print to our HP Laser printer which prints color copies for $.30 each.

2.Run the intaller and check "I agree" to the End-User License Agreement and click Install.
3.Close when finished.
4.When printing, select HP ePrint + JetAdvantage printer.
5.Click Cancel at the bottom of registration prompt and click Yes to skip.
6.Select desired network printer and click Print in lower right hand corner.

Chrome and Android devices ( And optionally Windows Devices as well)

Chrome and Android devices will print to our HP Laser printer which prints color copies for $.30 each. 

You will need to have a Google account and be logged in. Chrome and Android devices require installation of HP Eprint from Google Play app store and it is free. 

In all cases, once the proper software is installed on the device, it is just a matter of bringing up the document or webpage you want and selecting "Print" from the devices menu.