Library Collection

Faribault Library houses more than 80,000 books for all ages, including best sellers, general fiction and nonfiction, large print, and Spanish language books.


The reference collection includes consumer, business, and investing information as well as standard reference materials in the arts, sciences, and literature.


Faribault Library's audio-visual collection includes music CDs, audiobooks, movies and nonfiction resources on DVD for all ages.

Local History

Books, documents, and microfilm copies of newspapers dealing with Faribault and Rice County history are available in the History Room of Faribault Library. Most items require in-library use.

Inter-Library Loan

When materials are unavailable locally, library staff can call upon the resources of libraries in our regional system (SELCO) and libraries throughout the state.