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 for checking out physical materials when the building reopens. You will receive your card number and a welcome email with directions for how to convert your card to use for checkouts within 24 hours of submitting the application. You may also visit the library anytime we are open to fill out a paper application and receive your card.

What services are available with the limited reopening?

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 lobby is open and stocked with books, magazines, movies, and audiobooks that you are now able to check out. If you don't find what you are looking for, a staff member can assist you in placing holds.

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

How much are overdue fines?

Books: 5¢ per day                    DVDs: 50¢ per day
Launchpads: 25¢ per day         Lucky Day Book Collection: 25¢ per day
OLL: 50¢ per day                      Seniors over 60 years old NO FINES!

Where do I pick up my holds?

Holds are located in the lower level lobby. Patrons can find their own holds on the shelves under their last name.

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. Computers can be reserved in advance for a specific time. 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 each 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 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.