HelpNow is here!

Are you a student needing help with your homework? Or are you an adult looking for help with test preparation, resume writing, or computer skills? It sounds like HelpNow might be for you! HelpNow is a free, online tutoring and study tool with live online tutoring, a writing lab, test preparation, online meeting spaces, curated lessons and tutorials, customizable teaching tools, and more. Click HERE to check it out, or go to our database page and find it under “Homework Help.” All you need is your library card number!

Waukesha Reads Recordings

Did you miss one of our Waukesha Reads presentations? Recordings (for most of them) are available on the Waukesha Reads YouTube Channel. If you missed The Waukesha County Historical Society’s program on Brook Hill Farms & Dr. Sobey Okuyama, you can watch that one here. Just a reminder that the presentation with Julie Otsuka (October 29 @ 7:00 PM) will not be recorded, so mark that one on your calendar and be sure to watch it live!

Our AV area is now open!

Our adult AV collections are now open for browsing! Come in and look through our DVDs, BLU-RAYs, CDBOOKs, CDs, and PLAYAWAYs to find the perfect titles for you and your family. Our children’s collections and our book collections are still closed to the public, but check out our displays on the first floor, and don’t be afraid to ask a staff member to grab a particular title for you. We are happy to help!

It’s time for Waukesha Reads!

It’s time to stop in and pick up your FREE copy of “When the Emperor Was Divine” by Julie Otsuka so that you can participate in all the NEA Big Read-Waukesha Reads activities coming up in September and October! Check out waukeshareads.org and our online calendar for more information and a full list of events. Books are available while supplies last. Happy reading!

New to Zoom?

The Library is using Zoom to facilitate presentations, discussions, and other  programs on the Internet. If you’re new to Zoom, please click HERE to learn what Zoom is and how to use it to attend virtual Library programs. If you still have questions, please call the Reference Desk at 262.524.3682.

What services are currently being offered at the Library?

We know you’re anxious to come back to the Library, and we look forward to serving you! Because WPL is a very busy building, we are reopening gradually to ensure that we can keep a clean and safe space for you and our staff. Check HERE for a list of our current services.

Finding your holds at the Library

If you’ve never picked up holds at the Library before, finding your items is easy! Everything is filed alphabetically by the first two letters of your last name, followed by your first and middle initials. When you get to the Library, follow the signs to find the correct holds section. Then, look at the receipt sticking out of each item to help you find your holds. Once you locate your items, they can be checked out using our touchless self-checkout machines, or you can take them to the Special Services Desk. If you have any questions, a staff member will be happy to assist you.

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.