Express Library Service

In response to the recent increases in cases of COVID-19 in our area, the library is temporarily reducing our Express Service hours. We want to continue to provide library service and access to library materials in a way that is safest for our staff and visitors. Thank you for your understanding as we navigate this challenging situation.
Additionally, beginning on Monday, July 13 by order of Dane County Health, every person, age five (5) and older, must wear a face covering that covers their nose and mouth when in the library, unless specifically exempted by the order. Free masks are available at the library. 

Effective Wednesday, July 8 

Updated Library Hours:

Monday - Thursday
9:00 - 10:00 am    open for senior citizens & high risk individuals
12:00 - 7:00 pm    open for all visitors     
9:00 - 10:00 am    open for senior citizens & high risk individuals
12:00 - 6:00 pm    open for all visitors 
9:00 - 10:00 am    open for senior citizens & high risk individuals
12:00 - 4:00 pm    open for all visitors
*The library will be closed each day from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm to allow time to for cleaning and restocking. Curbside pick-up and phone service is still available during those times*

All Regular Express Library Services will continue to be available, including:

  • In-person holds pickup
  • Self check-out
  • Library cards
  • Printing / scanning / copying / faxing
  • Computer and Internet access
  • A small selection of new books will be available for browsing
  • Staff on hand to retrieve materials from the closed areas of the library

Library Steps to Increase Safety:

  • Library employees will wear masks
  • Hand sanitizer available at public desks
  • Service desk has a protective shield
  • Seating is at least 6 feet apart
  • Quarantine of all returned items before check-in
  • Patron computer time limited to 1 hour/day


Curbside Service will continue for patrons who do not wish to enter the building. Please visit our Curbside Page for more details.


Returning Materials:

Patrons can return materials inside the library during open hours or through the outdoor book return at any time. Due to COVID-19, returned materials will not be checked in until after a 4 day quarantine. All returned materials will be back dated to reflect the day they were returned. The library does not charge late fees. It may take as long as a week for returned items to be checked in and removed from your library account, thank you for your patience.