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!

Library Cards

LIBRARY CARDS

NEW! For a Web Only library card, follow this link.

Anyone may visit the library at any time, no matter whether you have a library card or not.  Our WiFi is available without a password, and we can give you a pass to use our public computer workstations.  We offer Keurig coffee for $0.75 a cup, and can send faxes for you or make copies or prints for a fee.

You will need a library card to check items out of the library.  With our collection of 22,000 books and 12,000 DVDs, we’re sure you will want to check something out to enjoy at home.  Here is how to do this.

FAQ – I’m new here.  How do I Get a Library Card?

It’s simple! 

  • Complete an application.You can download a copy from the link below, or you can pick up a copy at the library.  Click here for an application in English.  Click here for an application in Spanish.
  • Present your completed application to a staff member at the library.You must bring with you a valid photo ID (a current driver’s license or some other photo ID) and proof of your current address.
    • If your identification does not show your current address, please bring some other proof of residence such as a piece of canceled mail, check stub, personal check, hunting or fishing license, or lease agreement showing your current address.
  • You must sign the application to acknowledge responsibility for items checked out on your card.  For any patron younger than 18 years old, a parent or guardian must also sign the application.

Having problems?  Don’t worry!  Staff will help you sign up. 

FAQ – I had a card before but I lost it.  I may have had fines.  Can I get a new card?

Ask a Library Staff member for help.  We can tell you whether we still have your name in our database, and whether there are any outstanding fines on your account.  We are usually required to collect money for lost or damaged items, but we will work with you to figure out how to reduce fines and fees so that you will be able to check materials out again.

FAQ – Somone else used my card to check out a lot of things, and then lost them.  Why am I responsible for those fines? 

When you signed the application for the card, you agreed to be responsible for anything checked out on the card.  It is always best not to let your card be used for another person’s items.  If your card was stolen, you need to let the Library know so that we can cancel the card and issue you a new one.