You may request a Waunakee Public Library computer to be saved for a specific time.
We are unable to accept room reservations at this time.
Get a Library Card
Patrons may register for a library card at any time during open library hours by bringing a photo ID and proof of current address with you to the library. Applications can also be filled out at home using our online application. We will email you when your card is ready to pick up, or we can mail it to you if you are not comfortable visiting the library at this time.
If you fill the application out at home, your card will only give you access to our digital resources. 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 convert your card to allow for placing holds and checking out materials.
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?
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!
DVDs 50¢ per day
Holds are located in the lobby near the self-checks. Patrons can find their own holds on the shelves under their last name. You will need to bring your library card to check out holds using the self-checks. We continue to offer curbside service for hold pickup as well; please call 849-4217 to make an appointment.
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.