Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who can get a library card?
A: Any resident of Wisconsin, excluding Milwaukee County, is eligible for a Brodhead library card.

Q: I live in Illinois, can I use the library?
A: Illinois resident may use the library, too.  An annual fee of $50 is charged to check out materials.

Q: What do I need to do to get a library card?
A: A person needs to fill out an application and show an approved form of identification and proof of address.  (See Library Policies for details.)   Persons under 16 years old need a guardian to co-sign their form.

Q: Does the library do long-distance test proctoring?
A: Yes, just let the staff know, and the necessary papers will be filed.

Q: Is the library open Sunday?
A: No.

Q: Can I renew my books by phone?
A: Yes, and if you have home Internet, you can access your library account at with your library card number & your pin number.

Q: Is there a story time?
A: Story time is offered most Fridays, from September to April.  Check "Events" calendar for specifics.

Q: What is LINKcat?
A: LINKcat is the share online library catalog of over 40 libraries.  It provides public access to reference databases.  The system gives you access to over 3 million items and allows you to place holds and renew items from your home.

Q: Can I still donate to the New Library Project?
A: Yes, it is not to late to contribute to this project.  There are still many items needed to finish the new library.

Q: Does the library have wireless Internet access?
A: Yes. The library offers free wireless.

Q: Does the library have a meeting room?
A: Yes.  It can accommodate up to 150 people.  A form needs to be filled out by a library card holder in good standing to reserve the room.

Q: What is the library's phone number?
A: 608-897-4070

Q: Where is the library located?
A: 1207 25th St., Brodhead, WI.