Back to top

Location Closings

Whenever We're Closed...

Whenever a location is closed, you can continue to use our book drops to return items and LINKcat to place holds, check your record, or renew items you've checked out. You can also check out our always-accessible online collections, ebooks and downloadable audiobooks from Wisconsin's Digital Library, Flipster magazines, and other online collections.

Holidays and Annual Closings

​All locations will be closed on the following upcoming days. If you're unsure if we're open or not, or you want to contact us, please go to our Locations page, which includes hours, phone numbers, and addresses.  Also, please note that Central, Goodman South Madison and Lakeview Libraries are closed on Sundays from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

2023 Holiday Closings

  • Monday, Jan 2 for New Year's Day (observed)
  • Monday, Jan 16 for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Sunday, Apr 9 for Easter (Central Library will be open; Lakeview & Goodman South Madison Libraries will be closed)
  • Monday, May 29 for Memorial Day
  • Monday, Jun 19 for Juneteenth
  • Tuesday, Jul 4 for Independence Day
  • Monday, Sep 4 for Labor Day
  • Thursday, Nov 23 for Thanksgiving
  • Friday, Nov 24 for Ho-Chunk Day
  • Sunday, Dec 24 - Monday, Dec 25 for Christmas
  • Sunday, Dec 31 - Monday, Jan 1 for New Year's

Visit the City's Holiday Schedule page to find out about other City service closures.


Have a question? Contact our Reference Department by phone at 608-266-6300 or by email.