Library Closed December 3 and December 4

Due to unforeseen circumstances with our boiler, the Library will be closed on December 3 and December 4. We plan to open again on Monday, December 5. Our outdoor return will be available. Thank you for understanding.

Holiday Hours

The Library will be closed on the following dates:

November 24 (Thanksgiving)
December 2 (Staff education)
December 4 (Road closures/security precautions for the Waukesha Christmas Parade)
December 24-26 (Christmas)
December 31 (New Year’s Eve)
January 1 & 2 (New Year)

Our outdoor return will remain open, and no fines will be charged on those days. Please contact the Public Services Desk with any questions (262-524-3684).

Waukesha Parade Memorial

Last year, Waukesha experienced a horrific tragedy. During that time, we witnessed the community coming together to support all those who were injured or grieving. This year, the City is asking everyone to come together again to create a permanent memorial to honor all those impacted. Please consider donating to the Waukesha Parade Memorial. More information can be found on the City’s website at

Three new Explore Passes are available!

We have just added passes for the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame, the Boerner Botanical Gardens, and the Mitchell Park Domes to our collection! To see availability, details, and a full list of all our Explore Passes, just click HERE.

It’s time to switch to Libby…

Attention Overdrive users! If you haven’t switched to Libby yet, the time is now! The Overdrive App has been removed from all app stores and will be completely retired later this year. Everyone is encouraged to switch to Libby as soon as possible. See our brochure or call our Reference Desk with any questions. We think you’re going to LOVE using Libby. Libby is available (for free!) from the Apple App Store, Google Play, and the Microsoft Store.

Food & Beverages in the Library

Help us keep the Library clean! Starting Monday, February 21, food and beverages will no longer be allowed in the Children’s Department or the Teen Zone. As always, the computer areas in the building are also food and beverage free zones. Thank you for understanding.

Thank you, Friends!

The Friends of Waukesha Public Library have graciously committed to donating $125,000 to the major renovation currently taking place inside Waukesha Public Library. This includes naming rights to our new public service desk and one of the conference rooms on the first floor. (Official names still to come!) According to Terry Carpenter, President of the Friends, “Delivering this first installment to the Library renovation is very satisfying for the members of the board. We wholeheartedly thank our members for their donations and support over the years to make this possible.”

From left to right are Board members: Cynthia Deatrick, Mike Caruss, Janet O’Brien, Tammy Bowen-Dixon, Terry Carpenter, Dawn Borowski, Larry Nelson, Bruce Gay, and Margo J.