You may request a Waunakee Public Library computer to be saved for a specific time.
Patrons are welcome to reserve time slots in our meeting room, located in the adult study area upstairs. The meeting room is not to be used for sales, advertisements or private parties. The room accommodates a maximum of 18 people.
Meetings must be open to the public. The meeting room contains book collections that must stay accessible, so patrons or librarians may enter the room during a meeting. Please read our Meeting Room Policy before calling the library to reserve the room. Call 608-849-4217, and a librarian will assist you.
Get a Library Card
Patrons may register for a library card at any time during open library hours. Please bring a photo ID and proof of current address with you.
Library Materials and Services
Waunakee Public Library features many items for check-out with a library card. Materials include books, magazines, audio books, videos, music cds, storyboxes 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?
Books 5¢ per day
Launchpads 25¢ per day
Lucky Day Book Collection 25¢ per day
OLL (outer library loan) 50¢ per day
Seniors over 60 years old NO FINES!
Videos 50¢ per day
Holds are located in the upper level by the paperback section. Patrons can find their own holds on the shelves and use our self-check to check them out. Library staff are also on hand (and more than happy!) to help you check out your books. To learn more about this system, check out our FAQ page about self-service holds.
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. We have a color copier in the lower level. 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 eleven internet stations, 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. If additional time is needed, please ask a librarian to extend your session before it ends.