Frequently Asked Questions about Available Services

How do I make an appointment?

  • Call the Library at 608-339-4250.  Library staff will work with you to find a day and time that you can come to the Library.

When are appointments available?

  • Monday, Tuesday, and Friday, 10 am - 4:30 pm.
  • Wednesday, 10 am - 7 pm.
  • The Library is closed on Thursdays, weekends, and holidays.

What will happen when I arrive?

  • The Community Center door will be locked. If you have a mobile phone, call from the door to let us know you are there.
  • A staff member will let you into the building and escort you to the library. 
  • The outside door has a roof that provides some shelter from wind and rain.  Please dress so you will be comfortable while you wait.
  • If you don't have a mobile phone, call from home before you leave.  That will make sure we know you are coming.

May I come in without an appointment?

  • If you come to the Community Center without an appointment, we will be happy to admit you if we can. Just give us a call to ask.
  • If we are full when you call, we'll try to figure out another way to help you. 

How long is my appointment?

  • As long as needed.  If we become crowded, we will look for patrons who are willing to leave so that we can admit new arrivals.

Do I need a library card?

  • No library card is needed if you just want to use a computer, the Wi-Fi, or have something to fax, print, or photocopy. 
  • Staff will help you sign up for a card if you have a photo ID with you.  We also offer a Web Only card.  Details available at this link.

What can I do at an appointment?

  • Use a library PC.
  • Get staff help with sending a fax, printing from a computer, or making a photocopy.
  • Browse the shelves for items you want to check out.
  • Pick up a craft kit--kid and adult versions available.
  • Use the library's microfilm collection of censuses and newspapers.
  • Pick up items on hold.
  • Drop off library items you have finished.
  • Pick up copies of Bookpage.
  • Read a newspaper or magazine.
  • Use Wi-Fi while you work on your laptop or other device.

Where can I browse?

  • All library stacks are open for browsing except for the magazines in the reading room.   
  • We request that items pulled from the shelf but not checked out be left at the baskets at the end of the shelves.  Staff will put the items away later.
  • Magazines in the reading room will be retrieved upon request by a library staff member. 
  • We require everyone in the library to wear a mask.  Gloves are optional.  We are happy to give you gloves or a mask to use while you are in the library. 
  • Please sanitize or wash your hands before and after browsing.

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