Services and Collections

Art of the Picture Book - Sequoya Branch
About The Art of the Picture Book Collection The Sequoya Branch Library houses Madison's largest and most heavily used picture book collection. Thanks to a generous grant from the Madison Community Foundation, Sequoya has expanded their selection. Adding depth and breadth to an already widely-used collection, Sequoya focuses on adding Caldecott and other award-winning picture books, ensuring that library patrons have access to the finest books for children. In addition, Madison Community...
Audiobooks - Monroe Street
About the Audiobooks Collection Good news for readers "on the go"! Thanks to a generous grant from the Madison Community Foundation, the Monroe Street Branch expanding its collection of audiobooks. New audiobooks are available on Playaway pre-loaded MP3 players, including fiction, non-fiction, and foreign language materials. Browse the Don't Miss List for a selection of digital audio players. How can I contribute to this program? Please contact Mary Burton, Branch Supervisor, at 224-7100 or...
Madison Civics Club
In August, 2011, the Madison Civics Club donated a collection of almost 150 books - all by Wisconsin women authors - to the Madison Public Library. [see the full list] A diversity of fiction, poetry, history, biography and memoir, travel, recipe, children's and other books make up the collection. Wisconsin authors whose work is included in the collection are Lorrie Moore, Lorine Niedecker, Terese Allen, Jennifer Chiaverini, Lois Ehlert, Margaret George, Erika Janik, Jane Hamilton, Jacquelyn...
Free Email Providers AOL | Gmail | Hotmail | YahooMail | more In Spanish: Gmail | Hotmail | YahooMail | more Additional Email Services | Checking Your Email Away From Home | UW Email | Frequently Asked Questions and Answers about Email Madison Public Library does not offer or maintain email accounts on its own server. Following are recommendations for free, web-based email providers. Free email providers like Hotmail often charge for "premium" accounts. They still have free...
Comics and Anime - Alicia Ashman Branch
About the Comics and Anime Collection The Alicia Ashman Branch recognizes the growing demand and respect for graphic novels and anime. Thanks to a generous grant from the Madison Community Foundation, we are able to offer a collection of the newest and most important, influential and interesting comics and graphic novels, as well as programming and events including film screenings, drawing classes and more. Browse the Don't Miss Lists for recent selections of anime and graphic novels for...
Computers at Madison Public Library General Information | Location-specific Information Catholic Multicultural Center 1862 Beld St.  Madison, WI 53713  608-661-3512 http://www.cmctoday.org Hours: Monday - Friday 9 am - 5 pm 12 computers available with printer Other services: Job search and resume assistance most days. Free Meal; Monday - Friday 4 pm - 5 pm; Saturday and Sunday 11 am - 12 pm Parish nurse available during meal hours East Madison Community Center 8...
This page only has information about computer access specific to Alicia Ashman Branch. For general information, including your rights as a computer user, please see the main Internet and Computer Access page. Machines and Time Limits Alicia Ashman Branch has nine machines. Six of them have Microsoft Office. CD burners are available on stations 4 and 5. Three of Alicia Ashman's machines are 30-minute express machines that cannot be reserved. Total time at Alicia Ashman is 120 minutes per day....
Reserve a PC Community Internet Locations | Internet at other Madison Public Library Locations This page only has information about computer access specific to Central Library. For general information, including your rights as a computer user, please see the main Internet and Computer Access page. Machines and Time Limits 43 PCs 2 Macs 15 Laptops for Checkout 7 iPads for Checkout Wireless access via the City of Madison is available throughout the building at speeds of up to 1000 MB-...
This page only has information about computer access specific to Goodman South Madison Branch. For general information, including your rights as a computer user, please see the main Internet and Computer Access page. Machines and Time Limits Goodman South Madison Branch has six machines. All of them have Microsoft Office. CD burners are available on all stations. Two of Goodman South Madison's machines are 15-minute express machines that cannot be reserved. Total time at Goodman South Madison...
This page only has information about computer access specific to Hawthorne Branch. For general information, including your rights as a computer user, please see the main Internet and Computer Access page. Machines and Time Limits Hawthorne Branch has twenty internet accessible computers. All of them have Microsoft Office. Two of Hawthorne's machines are 15-minute express machines that cannot be reserved. One computer is reserved for adults who have children with them. Total time at Hawthorne is...
This page only has information about computer access specific to Lakeview Branch. For general information, including your rights as a computer user, please see the main Internet and Computer Access page. Machines and Time Limits Lakeview Branch has twelve machines. Eight of them have Microsoft Office. CD burners are available on all stations. Four of Lakeview's machines are 15-minute express machines that cannot be reserved. Total time at Lakeview is 75 minutes per day. Wireless Information No...
This page only has information about computer access specific to Meadowridge Branch. For general information, including your rights as a computer user, please see the main Internet and Computer Access page. Machines and Time Limits Meadowridge Branch has twelve machines. Ten of them have Microsoft Office. CD burners are available on nine stations. Two of Meadowridge's machines are 15-minute express machines that cannot be reserved. Total time at Meadowridge is 75 minutes per day. Wireless...
This page only has information about computer access specific to Monroe Street Branch. For general information, including your rights as a computer user, please see the main Internet and Computer Access page. Machines and Time Limits Monroe Street Branch has four machines. All of them have Microsoft Office. CD burners are available on all stations. Total time at Monroe Street is 60 minutes per day. Wireless Information No security code is required for the unsecured wireless network. Ask staff...
This page only has information about computer access specific to Pinney Branch. For general information, including your rights as a computer user, please see the main Internet and Computer Access page. Machines and Time Limits Pinney Branch has eighteen machines. All of them have Microsoft Office and CD burners. Two of Pinney's machines are 15-minute express machine that cannot be reserved. One has Microsoft Office, but no Internet access. Total time at Pinney is 90 minutes per day. Wireless...
This page only has information about computer access specific to Sequoya Branch. For general information, including your rights as a computer user, please see the main Internet and Computer Access page. Machines and Time Limits Sequoya Branch has fifteen machines. Ten of them have Microsoft Office. CD burners are available on all stations. Two of Sequoya's machines are 30-minute express machines that cannot be reserved. Two more are 1-hour express machines available to teens only. Total time at...
seeds
Want an excuse to do some at-home gardening? Thanks to a 2014 $5,000 grant provided by the John A. Johnson Fund and an anonymous donor through the Madison Community Foundation, five Dane County libraries are starting a self-sustaining seed exchange program. Much like checking out a book at the library, this program allows community members to “check out” seed packets of 15 different vegetable varieties for at-home gardening. After growing the vegetables, participants are then asked to return...
Education, Employment and Housing - Goodman South Madison
About the SuccessU: Education, Employment and Housing Collection The Goodman South Madison Branch understands the importance of providing easy access to resources and information about education, employment, and housing. Thanks to a generous grant from the Madison Community Foundation, Goodman South Madison has extended its collection of these materials, and offers classes and events promoting success in education, employment and more. How can I contribute to this program? Please contact...
The Ellison Die machine uses templates for cutting out paper shapes for classroom decoration, bookmarks, nametags, or other decorative uses. The machine and its templates can be used at the Alicia Ashman Branch. Call ahead to find a list of dies and place holds on them. They'll be reserved for you, and you'll be called when they are available for you to use in the library. Call 824-1780 for more information.
Film & Film History - Lakeview
About the Film & Film History Collection The Lakeview Library recognizes the demand for popular and cutting edge films. Thanks to a generous grant from the Madison Community Foundation, Lakeview has expanded its collection of films and books on film theory and history, offers new programming and events, including film screenings and discussions and more. How can I contribute to this program? Please contact Marc Gartler, Branch Supervisor, at 246-4548 or mgartler@cityofmadison.com to...
Library card front
How can I get a library card? If I don’t live in Madison, can I still borrow items? What should I do if I lose my library card? Does the library need to know if I’ve moved? I forgot my card; can I still check out library materials? Do you offer "organization cards" or temporary cards? If I don't have a library card, can I still use the library's computers? What are the check out policies? Help - I have a question! How can I get a library card? Apply for a library card at any...
Madison Public Library Home Service Logo
Madison Public Library's Home Service program supplies books to individuals at home who are unable to use the library due to an ongoing physical condition, as well as Retirement Homes and Assisted Living, Health Care and Adult Day Care Facilities. Who is Eligible? Anyone living within Madison City limits who has an ongoing physical condition that prevents the person from coming to the library and is willing to commit to having this service for an extended period of time. Individuals How it...
Reserve a Computer
Public Internet Stations | Wireless Access | Location-specific Information | Community Internet Locations Public Internet Stations How many computers do you have available for the public to use? Do you have time limits for computer use? May I reserve a specific computer? What if I'm late for my reservation? May I print from the computers? Do you have color printing? How can I save my work? May I check my email? Do you offer help or training with specific software? What are my rights as a...
Large print books are available at all library locations. A list of new large print books is published each spring and fall and is available at all libaries and online. To find large print books using LINKcat, choose an author or subject in which you are interested. Limit to "large print" using the limit options on the top right of the screen.
The Central Library and all the branches offer materials to help adult new readers improve their reading skills. These materials include simplified versions of popular mystery and adventure novels, biographies, materials for improving job and parenting skills, and basic books on mathematics and science. Among these are materials on teaching and learning English as a Second Language (ESL), for adults new to this country. Teachers...
The Local Materials area of the Central Library contains materials about Madison, Dane County & Wisconsin history -- past and present. These materials include books, pamphlets, and newspaper clippings, maps, government documents, newspaper and periodical indexes. For more information about local history, see our recommended internet sites on Madison and Dane County history, our Research Guide to Local History, or information about...