Library FAQ

How do I obtain a library card?

To obtain a library card, please ask for an application at the front desk. Some form of ID with your name and current address on it must be shown at the time of application. If you are new to the area and do not have current ID, talk to the librarian. Cards are usually able to be issued at the time you apply. People younger than eighteen years of age will need a parent or legal guardian's signature on the application before a card will be issued. There is no charge to obtain a library card.

What if I lost my library card?

If you lose your library card, a new card will be issued to you. There is a $3.00 charge for this service.

May I use my library card at other libraries?

Your library card may be used at any InfoSoup library.

What kinds of items may I borrow from the library?

There are a wide variety of items for you to borrow from the library, including:

  • Books
  • Large print books
  • Magazines
  • Audiobooks
  • Music CDs
  • Movies
  • Board books
  • Games
  • Puppets
  • Puzzles
  • Audiovisual equipment
  • and more!

May I have a book sent here from another library?

If you find an item you would like to borrow at another OWLSnet library, you may place a hold for it in our online catalog. Please ask for assistance at the front desk.

Are there any limits on how many items I may check out?

No more than 25 videos, DVDs, or CDs may be checked out at one time.  

How long may I keep items from the library?

Books and most other items are checked out for a four-week period with these exceptions:

  1. Videos and DVDs are checked out for one week
  2. Children's reference books are also checked out for one week
  3. Magazines and Music CDs are checked out for two weeks

May I renew items I have checked out?

Materials may be renewed if no one else has placed a hold on them. There is a limit of three renewals per item.

Do you charge fines for overdue items?

The library will charge the following fines for overdue materials:

  • Books and other items, not including videos: $.10 per day per item.
  • Videos: $1.00 per day per video.
  • Fines of $5.00 or more will prevent you from checking out materials and using the library computers.

Does the library have computers and photocopiers available for the public?

The library has six computers available for public use. See Computer Access for more information.

A self-service photocopier is also available for public use at the library. Copies cost $.15 per page in black and white and $.25 per page in color. You may also borrow the following equipment with your library card:

  • Overhead Projector
  • Opaque Projector
  • Slide Projector
  • Filmstrip Projector
  • Projection Screen
  • 16mm Projector
  • Projecta Scope
  • Cassette Player
  • Multimedia Projector
  • Nature Kit
  • VHS Player
  • Watts Unit (measures watts of electricity)
  • Wisconsin Digital Talking Book (for the hearing impaired)

To reserve equipment to be checked out, please plan ahead and call the library at (715) 823-4563.