Our mission: Connecting and strengthening communities through the power of knowledge    
Serving libraries in East Central Minnesota: Aitkin, Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, and  Pine Counties
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East Central Regional Library is a consolidated library system with 14 libraries and Outreach van service to 5 communities and 3 library link sites. ECRL serves residents in the counties of Aitkin, Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, and Pine. Refer to ECRL Branches for more information about individual libraries and Outreach services.

East Central Regional Library Headquarters is in the basement of the Cambridge Public Library. ECRL is governed by a Board of Directors.

The East Central Library System has 97,242 registered library cardholders. The online catalog for the 14 branch libraries has 396,800 items. Cardholders can request items through the online catalog from other branches. ECRL is also part of the statewide MnLINK catalog, which provides access and request capabilities for almost all other Minnesota libraries of all types. ECRL provides delivery service to bring requested items to a cardholder's local library. 80 trained staff members serve as information guides to help people find the information they need.

In 2013, ECRL libraries were visited 526,280 times and 870,426 items were checked out. ECRL's public computers were used 90,557 times and many others accessed the broadband wireless network with their personal laptops or other  wireless devices. Additionally, ECRL and state resources provide magazines, encyclopedias, and research databases via the Internet 24/7 through authentication with an ECRL library card.

ECRL is one of 12 Regional Library Systems in Minnesota established according to Minnesota Statute 134.20.
Minnesota State Library is part of the Minnesota Department of Education
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East Central Regional Library
244 South Birch Street Cambridge Minnesota 55008
Phone 763.689.7390      FAX 763.689.7389
ecregion @ ecrlib.org