Per our Library Board, masks are highly recommended while in the Library. If you need a mask, you may ask for one at any service desk.
Shopping for a gift? You can also help benefit the Friends of Waukesha Public Library while finding something great for your friend! Amazon has added the AmazonSmile feature to their mobile app.
Here’s How it works:
- Open the Amazon App on your mobile device
- From the main menu, tap on “AmazonSmile” within Programs & Features
- Select “Friends of Waukesha Public Library” as your charity
- Follow the on-screen instructions to activate
Are you a jigsaw puzzle fanatic? Why buy new ones when you can trade used jigsaw puzzles with others in the community for free? If you’ve been doing puzzle after puzzle to pass the time while social distancing, you’re not alone! Stop by the BRAND NEW jigsaw puzzle exchange at the Library and pick up a new puzzle. How does it work? You bring a puzzle in, and take a puzzle home. No need to stop by the checkout desk. When you’re ready for a new puzzle, bring it back and trade again. We hope you enjoy this new service!
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!
Take a look at our new Waukesha Library Kids Facebook Page! On it you’ll find book recommendations, event information, and news for kids and families. Don’t forget to like and follow the page to stay in touch with everything happening in the Children’s Department!
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.
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.
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.
The Library has installed a new piece of public art into our permanent collection. Sandhill Cranes by Tom Rauschke is a wooden mobile installed in the north atrium to fill that space with form, color, and movement. Stop in and take a look at this breathtaking piece.