Starting Tuesday, May 26th, Adams County Library will open its doors to the public for limited services on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 10 am to 4:30 pm.

As the first part of Adams County Library’s re-opening process, patrons may visit the library in person. 

The stacks are closed to the public, but Library card holders can request staff to pull materials from the shelves, have items photocopied or faxed, and do quick internet searches on a public computer.  

Space in the library is limited. Patrons are encouraged to wear masks, observe social distancing guidelines, and to keep visits short. 

The Library is continuing curbside service.  To set up a pickup, call or email the staff with notice of the items you want. Staff will set up an appointment for pickup. 

Contact us at 608-339-4250 or .

All checked-out items have been renewed until July 1. They may be returned any time using the book drop at the back door, or inside the library.

Library staff are excited to welcome you back!


Donating Books

Donated books are either added to the collection or sold at the Library Book Sale to raise money to buy additional materials.

Preferred Donations:

  • Hardcover less than 5 years old
  • Paperbacks less than 3 years old
  • Literary Classics
  • Books about Adams County

Not Suitable:

  • Books in poor condition
  • Out of date books
  • Encyclopedias
  • Readers’ Digest Condensed

Book Sales

Where do the books come from for book sales?

Adams County Library’s collection is in a constant state of change. Books and other items are withdrawn from the collection because they are damaged, out of date or no longer circulating. This keeps the collection fresh and useful. Books are also donated. Some of these can be added to the collection; the rest are put for sale.

How is the money raised by book sales used?

All proceeds from book sales are put back into the book fund and used to buy new library materials.

When and where are the book sales?

Dates for the book sales will be announced on the library home page and are posted in the Library. The annual book sale is held in August.

How much do the books cost?

Most items are $1.00. Paperbacks are 50 cents. A few books are individually priced.

Are books for sale at any other time?

An ongoing book sale is available at the library on a table in the entryway.

Honor with Books

Recognize a special person with a Memorial or Honorary Gift to the Library. You can make a donation in the name of a friend or loved one on a special occasion such as:

  • An Accomplishment
  • A Graduation
  • An Anniversary
  • A Retirement
  • A Birthday
  • A Memorial

You will help the Library while celebrating those special moments that mean so much. Your gift will ensure that the Library continues to build its collection for the education and enjoyment of the entire community. A bookplate is placed on the inside of the book acknowledging the donor and person being honored.