Reserve a Computer
You may request a Waunakee Public Library computer to be saved for a specific time.
Reserve A Room
We are unable to accept room reservations at this time.
Get a Library Card
Visit the library with a photo ID and proof of your current address to fill out an application and receive your library card on the spot. Applications can also be filled out at home using our online application. Your new card will be mailed to you, but we will send you a welcome email with information about your account and what resources you are able to start using right away.
If you fill the application out at home, your card will be slightly limited and will only give you access to our digital resources, as well as a small number of holds and checkouts. You will need to provide us with a photo ID and proof of address either in person or by emailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org to fully convert your card for checking our a larger number of materials and placing more holds than allowed on the limited use card.
Library Materials and Services
Waunakee Public Library features many items for check-out with a library card. Materials include books, magazines, audio books, DVDs, music CDs, and more. Search for available library materials by using our online catalog, LINKcat.
How long is my checkout?
Audio books: 4 weeks
Books: 4 weeks
DVDs: 1 week
DVDs, Non-fiction: 4 weeks
Kids Backpacks, Story Boxes & Launchpads: 2 weeks
Adult 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 my fines?
We do not charge overdue fees, but just ask that items are still returned in a timely manner so that others may enjoy them.
Picking Up Holds
We offer curbside service for holds pickup at our drive through window. Please call us at 608-849-4217 to schedule an appointment to pick up your materials.
Telecirc (aka Harriet)
From a Touchtone Phone: Call "Harriet" at (608) 242-4700 and use your LINKcat library card 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.
Those confined to their homes, permanently or temporarily, may request delivery of materials. Please call the library at 608-849-4217.
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.
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.
Black and white copies can be made for 10¢ per page. Color copies may be made for 25¢ each. The copier also may be used free of charge as a scanner, though you must bring a flash drive or purchase one for $8.00.
At the upper level scan station, 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.
Computers and the Internet
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 each day.