How do I get a library card?

Bring a photo ID and proof of address with you to the library and fill out an application here to receive your library card right away. Or, you can fill out our online application for a web-use card. The online application 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 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 in the lobby of our building, or via curbside appointment if you are more comfortable using our drive through window. Please use our online form or 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 two hours per day. 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 copier, 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. You can also send faxes from the copy machine for $.25 per page.

Can you help me get a document notarized?

WPL has multiple certified notaries public on staff. Notary services are available during most daytime hours and are offered at no charge. Please call 849-4217 prior to arriving or to make an appointment to ensure that a notary public is available at that time.

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.