Reserve a Room

Make a reservation to use one of our study rooms or conference rooms using our online system, or call the library at 849-4217. 

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. You will need to provide us with a photo ID and proof of address either in person or by emailing them to desperatereader [at] to fully convert your card for checking out 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.

Checkout Periods

           Audio books: 4 weeks
           Books: 4 weeks
           DVDs: 1 week
           DVDs, Non-fiction: 4 weeks
           Story Boxes, Kits, & Launchpads: 2 weeks
           Adult Launchpads: 2 weeks
           Lucky Day Books: 2 weeks
           Magazines: 2 weeks
           Music CDs/LPs: 2 weeks
           New Fiction Books: 2 weeks
           New Non-fiction Books: 4 weeks

Overdue 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 use our online form or 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.

Home Delivery Service

The Dane County Library Service Home Service Program supplies materials by mail to qualified individuals who are unable to use the library due to an ongoing physical condition. Anyone interested in participating in this program should call (608) 266-4419 weekdays, 8:00am - 4:00pm, for additional information or email driscoll [at] (driscoll[at]dcls[dot]info).

Notary Public

WPL has multiple certified notaries public on staff. Notary services are available during most daytime hours and are offered at no charge. You may wish to call 849-4217 ahead of time or set an appointment to ensure that a notary public is available prior to arriving at the library.

Accessibility 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.

Librarian Tech Support

Schedule an appointment for one-on-one tech support with a librarian! Appointments are one hour each and take place at the library, or at the Senior Center on the second Friday of the month. Learn more and schedule your appointment online, or by calling 849-4217.

Printing, Scanning, and Faxing

At the upper level copier, you can print or make copies ($.10 for black and white and $.25 for color copies) and scan to a USB drive, Google Drive, or email. You can send faxes from the copy machine for $.25 per page. Wireless printing is also available if you prefer to print from your own device. Access the wireless printing portal through our website.

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.