Release of Student Data Notice to Parents – Minnesota Libraries

  • Saint Paul Public Schools has partnered with Saint Paul Public Libraries to issue Saint Paul Public School students electronic library cards (Library Go) providing free library access. These e-cards are compatible with personalized learning in the classroom and can be used outside of the classroom as well. Saint Paul Public Library ecards are used in many classrooms to access online resources to supprt their classroom learning. Students who already have a Saint Paul Public Libraries card will still be issued a new library card for school purposes. 

    The Saint Paul Public Library does not filter content by age or maturity level. Library Go ecards for PreK-12 students have the same access content as the general public.

    For more information, please visit

    Note - Electronic materials will not incur fines but physical materials may incur fines for lost materials. Ther are no overdue fines associated with LibraryGo student ecards.

    In order to create these e-cards, Saint Paul Public Schools must share certain student information with Saint Paul Public Libraries.

    In the Saint Paul Public Schools, the following information about students is designated as directory information and, thus, available to the public unless a parent or guardian elects to opt out:

    • Name
    • Birth Date                              
    • Grade
    • School
    • Dates of Enrollment
    • Awards Received
    • Extra-Curricular Information (including height and weight of athletes)

    Additionally, the following information is designated as directory information only for Minnesota State Libraries and will be provided to Minnesota State Libraries, upon their request, unless a parent or guardian elects to opt out:

    • Address
    • Home Phone
    • Student ID#
    • Student Email Address

    If you choose NOT to have your child receive a Saint Paul Public Libraries library card, please complete an opt out form available on this page and send it to: Student Records at the Student Placement Center, 2102 University Avenue West Saint Paul, MN 55114.

    For more information regarding directory/public information or with questions regarding student records, please call 651-632-3764.