Items due back starting June 15

Thank you for “taking care” of our materials during this unpredictable time. Now we’d like to see them come back home to the Library! All items checked out before the pandemic started are due back to us by June 15. Please drop them off in our outdoor book return. If you’d like to see if they can be renewed, please call us at 262-524-3684 or log in to your Library account on waukeshapubliclibrary.org.

When will the Library be reopening?

We know that everyone is excited to come back to the Library! We are working with statewide library leaders, our library system, and the City of Waukesha to put together a multi-phase reopening plan that prioritizes public health. We look forward to welcoming you back as soon as possible! Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Please watch our website and social media accounts for more information.

Have you tried hoopla?

Hoopla has been available since April 1, and we’d like to know if you’ve tried it yet. Do you enjoy the service? If you haven’t tried it, why not? Your feedback will help us serve you better in the future. Please consider taking our quick survey.

Can’t remember your library card number? Set up a username!

Want to place holds or access your account without having to remember your library card number? Now you can! Setting up a username is easy and can be done from the comfort of home.

  • A username may be used to log into your account in place of using your barcode number.
  • Create a username by logging into your account, selecting “My Record,” and then clicking on “Change Logon.”
  • Once you create a username, the system will send you an email confirming the change.
  • Your username can be used interchangeably with your library card number to log into your account.
  • Your username will NOT work for logging into OverDrive or Libby.

Please contact the Reference Desk at 262.524.3682 with any questions.

Loan Limits Changed!

Exciting news! Starting today, there are no more loan limits on Library AV items, magazines, or pamphlets. What does that mean? Each Library card can have up to 125 items checked out on it from our collection. If you want to check out 125 DVDs, go ahead! Love CDs? Take home as many as you want! As long as you have 125 items or less checked out on your card, you can take home whatever materials you’d like. The only items that still have loan limits are: Laptops (1), Hotspots (1), Book Group Kits (2) and Launchpads (1). Please check with the Reference or Circulation Desks if you have any questions. The number of holds allowed per card is still 40.

Pay Your Fines Online!

If you owe fines of $5.00 or more, you can now pay them online! Just log into your CAFE account and click on “Pay Fines Now!” This option only appears if you owe $5.00 or more. A 5% service fee applies. You can also still pay at the Library, just like before.