Due to current high COVID case activity and community spread in Sauk County, and in accordance with Governor Evers’s Emergency Order #3, Baraboo Public Library will be moving to a reduced service model beginning Friday October 9. We feel this is in the best interest of the health of our staff, and we want to do our part to prevent further community spread. We will reevaluate the COVID status in our local area in 30 days to determine if we will continue Reduced Service Model or fully open the building again at that time.
The library building will be closed to the public, with a few exceptions as outlined in the service model below.
Library materials may be picked up in the entryway of the library. Call the library at 608-356-6166 to arrange a pick up. You may place specific titles on hold, or ask one of our librarians to make a selection for you based on your interests.
Computer and Business Services by appointment
Limited computer use, printing, scanning, copying, and faxing will be available by appointment only. Call the library to schedule an appointment. Mask must cover the nose, mouth and chin of any patron inside the building for an appointment.
Free WiFi access outside
Library WiFi will be available for free outside of our building on the patio, lawn, and in nearby parking areas. No password is required and no time limits.
Dial A Librarian
For information needs, research help, references to local resources, assistance using online resources, or book/movie recommendations, library staff will be available by phone and email.
All of our online resources will continue to be available, including LINKCat (to place holds on library materials online, manage your account, etc.), free loans of ebooks and audiobooks via Libby and Overdrive, Consumer Reports online, digital newspaper archive, etc.
Virtual and Outdoor Programming
We will continue to create and share high quality virtual programs for kids, teens, and adults via our Facebook page, YouTube, and our website. Some outdoor programs/events may be offered as weather allows.
24/7 Book Return
Our drive-up/walk-up book return located outside on back wall of the library will be open 24/7. We will continue to quarantine returned items for 4 days before circulating them again. Our library no longer charges late fines for items checked out at Baraboo Public Library.
We appreciate your patience during these transitional periods. Please call the library at 608-356-6166 if you have questions about library services.