The Waupun Public Library offers several other services for our patrons, including reference services, interlibrary loan and meeting room use. See below for more information.
Getting a Library Card
To obtain a library card, a Driver’s License or State Identification Card is required. We will accept out-of-state Driver’s Licenses and State Identification Cards; however, you will also need to bring in a piece of mail with your current address on it, and we ask that when you obtain a Wisconsin Driver’s License or Wisconsin State Identification Card that you notify us so we can change your record. Additionally, if your Wisconsin ID does not have your current address, you will also need to bring in a piece of mail with your current address on it.
We are directly connected with 33 libraries in Dodge, Ozaukee, Sheboygan and Washington counties. If you have a card with one of the libraries in one of these counties, it will work at the Waupun Public Library, with the exception of the Beaver Dam and Randolph public libraries. (If you have a Beaver Dam or Randolph card, we may need to re-register you or update your account.) If there are fines over $5.00 on your card from any of these locations, you must pay your fine down to $5.00 before you are allowed to check out material or use our Internet computers.
Children six years and older can also obtain a library card. A parent or legal guardian must be present when the child (under the age of 18) fills out the registration form. The parent must sign giving permission to the child to obtain the card; permission is also required for the child to check out Compact Discs and PG-13, R, and unrated Videos and DVDs, and for use of the library’s Internet computers. Also required is the Driver’s License or State Identification Card of the parent or legal guardian, with proof of current address.
We strive to instill the love of reading in kids of all ages by offering a wide assortment of necessary materials and programs. We are committed to providing resources for parents and all involved adults to help meet the educational and developmental needs of all youth. Refer to our Calendar for upcoming youth events. Contact our Youth Librarian, Tami Lont, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 324-7925.
Reference and Interlibrary Loan
The Waupun Public Library provides reference services. Please see our Genealogy page for information related to Genealogy. All other questions, ranging from simple to complex, can be answered (or at least attempted) by library staff. Please call us at 920-324-7925 or email at email@example.com with questions you need answers to.
The Waupun Public Library also offers interlibrary loan service to our patrons. We are a member of the Monarch Library System, which consists of 33 libraries (including Waupun) located in Dodge, Ozaukee, Sheboygan and Washington counties. Using the Monarch Catalog, you can place direct holds on items and they will be delivered to the Waupun Public Library for use. If you cannot find what you are looking for in the Monarch catalog, we will search other resources and attempt to locate and borrow items from other libraries. We search WISCAT and Worldcat to locate resources. These websites can be searched by patrons and patrons can place direct holds on WISCAT items; however, you must contact library staff to set up an account. You can also submit an Interlibrary Loan request by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, calling us at 920-324-7925 or visiting us and filling out an Interlibrary Loan form at the Circulation Desk.
In connection with Interlibrary Loan, the Waupun Public Library obtains books for the Waupun Public Library Book Club that meets at the library on the third Monday of every month at 10:00 am. If you are interested in finding out more information about the book club or if you’d like to join, please contact the library at 920-324-7925 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friends of Waupun Library
FOWL (Friends of Waupun Library) is a volunteer group dedicated to helping the Library. The group’s major fund-raising efforts are monthly book sales, held on the second Monday of every month. Presently, all sales run from 10:00 am – 6:00 p.m.
The group has sponsored many interesting programs including talks by various authors, educators and professionals, and also donates funds to the library for the purchase of materials. Additionally, several of our Friends group members offer home delivery of materials to patrons that cannot visit the library. Call the library at 920-324-7925 for more information on book delivery.
If you’d like to join the fun and give FOWL a hand, call the library at 920-324-7925 or email email@example.com.