I returned library items. Why are they still on my account?
Some libraries place returned library materials into quarantine. The items will be backdated upon checkin to reflect the correct return date.
If materials are still listed on your library record after seven days of you returning them, please contact the library.
Are returned materials being quarantined?
Some member libraries place returned library materials into a 24-hour quarantine. The items are then backdated upon checkin to reflect the actual return date.Please reach out to a specific library if you have more questions.
Where can I find which libraries offer photocopying, computer access, etc?
During the pandemic, many member libraries have altered what they normally offer for on-site photocopying, faxing, printing, computer access, etc. The public is asked to consult the Printing, Fax, Photocopying Services page to learn which libraries offer specific services.
What resources may I use from home?
Your library card provides access to so many free, online resources from the comfort of your home. For a full list, check out the Resources by Area page.
- Read an e-book or listen to an audiobook using OverDrive (Libby), Hoopla or Ebsco E-books.
- Read or view E-magazines from RBdigital
- Stream, or download television shows or movies using Hoopla
- Listen to music online using Hoopla.
- Take an online course using Gale Courses which offers hundreds of classes online from professional instructors.
- Learn or brush up on another language using Transparent Languages Online.
- Research a topic or continue your studies using the library's FREE online databases including those from BadgerLink.
- Explore America's historic newspapers from 1789-1963 using Chronicling America.
- Dig into the past using Ancestry Library Edition. This resource is available remotely through December 31, 2020 for certain municipalities that already subscribe to the Proquest version of this product.
- Connect with award-winning children's books and their authors using TeachingBooks' Book & Reading Engagement Kit: Home Edition - For home schoolers and for everyone, this resource offers 172,000+ videos, audio recordings, ready-to-use activities, and lessons to help connect individuals to a rich assortment of award-winning children's books and authors. No library card required.
If I have a lot of fines, will I still be able to use resources like OverDrive & Hoopla?
Yes. Member libraries have currently relaxed restrictions for patrons to access both OverDrive and Hoopla as long as your total fines are not more than $100.
In addition, member libraries are working to add more OverDrive (Libby) e-books and e-audiobooks to the Wisconsin Digital Library collection.