FAQs

How do I get a library card?

Fill out our online application for a web-use card. This card will give you access to our digital resources and can be converted to a regular card to be used for placing holds and checking out materials by providing us with some extra proof of identification. You will receive your card number and a welcome email with directions for how to convert your card to use for checkouts within 48 hours of submitting the application.

What services are available right now?

All of our digital resources are available 24/7, although most require a library card to use. You can sign up for a library card online to access these resources. Follow us on Facebook for live storytimes, updates, and other virtual programs. Our tech hub is open by appointment only for computer use, printing, copying, and faxing with a maximum of one hour per day per patron. Please call the library at 849-4217 to schedule an appointment.

What types of materials can I check out?

Waunakee Public Library features many items for check-out with a library card. Materials include books, magazines, audio books, DVDs, music cds, storyboxes and more. Search for available library materials by using our online catalog, LINKcat.

How long can I check out materials?

Audio books: 4 weeks             Books: 4 weeks
DVDs: 1 week                         DVDs, Non-fiction: 4 weeks
Launchpads: 2 weeks              Lucky Day Books: 2 weeks
Magazines: 2 weeks                Music CDs: 2 weeks
New Fiction Books: 2 weeks    New Non-fiction Books: 4 weeks

Where do I pick up my holds?

Holds are available for pickup by curbside appointment only. Please call the library at 849-4217 to schedule your appointment. All curbside appointments will take place at our drive-up window on the north side of the building.

How do I renew my materials?

Materials can be renewed online by logging in to your account with you library card number and PIN. Alternately, you can use our telecirc system (aka: Harriet). From a touchtone phone, call Harriet at 608-242-4700 and use your library card number to renew items, get a list of all items you have out, when they are due, items currently on the hold shelf for you and more.

Are there computers and printers available for me to use?

The library has a tech hub with computers available for public use, as well as free wireless access for public use. All computers have Microsoft Office for word processing and are connected to a printer. Black and white print-outs are 10¢ each, and color is 25¢. Computers may be used for one hour per day, and are currently available by appointment only. We also now offer wireless printing so that you can print directly from your own device.

Do you provide scanning and faxing services?

At the upper level scan station, you can scan to a USB drive, Google Drive, email, or scan to print. It can convert your books, documents and photos into pdfs, word or jpeg files. We also have a multi-page scanner available for faxing at 25¢/page.

Can you help me get a document notarized?

WPL has a certified notary public on staff. Notary services are available during most daytime hours and are offered at no charge to library patrons.

Do you accept used book donations?

We no longer accept used book donations, but many organizations in our community do! Waunakee Neighborhood Connection and the Waunakee Saint Vincent de Paul store accept used books, and you can view more local donation suggestions here.

Special Services

If you need a signing interpreter, materials in alternate formats, or other accommodations to access a library program or meeting, please contact us at 849-4217. Please give us at least one week's advance notice so that arrangements can be made. The library is ADA accessible.