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!

Web Only Library Card

Adams County Library now offers a Web Access Only Library Card.

What is it? 

This is a card that allows patrons to use the online resources that Adams County Library has available.

What can I use it for? 

A valid card will give you access to:

  • OverdriveThousands of digital audio books and eBooks for use with computers, MP3 players, and eBook readers.
  • Transparent Language - Learn a language on your phone, computer, or any other digital device.
  • Ancestry - Available on your home computer during the Covid-19 emergency, Ancestry provides genealogy information, including census data, passenger lists, and more.
  • Auto Repair Source - Service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles.
  • Library Edition - Historical newspapers archive from the 1700s - 2000s containing regional, state, and small local newspapers in the United States and other countries.
  • Learning Express Library - Web-based test preparation tools and skill-building materials.

           .... and many other resources. Check this link for details.

How can I get one? 

Two ways -

All information is required.  Let us know if there is anything that is not available (for example, if you don't have an email address, or you have a temporary address).  Once we check your contact information, we will email or call you with your new barcode and pin number.  In most cases, your access will begin within 24 hours after we enter the card in our catalog.

What library services are not available with this card? 

  • It's temporary.  This card will only be valid for 90 days after you sign up.  Renewals may be possible, but we hope patrons will come to the library with a photo ID and pick up a regular library card.
  • It won't let you check anything out of the library when the library is open to the public.