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Location Closings

COVID-19 Closings

All Madison Public Library buildings are currently closed to the public for general browsing and use. Some in-person services are available by appointment. Please see our Current Availability of Library Services page for more details.

While We're Closed...

Whenever a location is closed, you can continue to access 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 the Yahara Music Library.

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 get a hold of us, please go to our Locations page, which includes hours, phone numbers, and addresses.

2020 Holiday Closings

  • Saturday, Jul 4, 2020 for Independence Day
  • Monday, Sep 7, 2020 for Labor Day
  • Thursday, Sep 17, 2020 for Staff Day
  • Thursday, Nov 26, 2020 for Thanksgiving
  • Friday, Nov 27, 2020 for Thanksgiving
  • Saturday, Nov 28, 2020 for Thanksgiving
  • Sunday, Nov 29, 2020 for Thanksgiving
  • Thursday, Dec 24, 2020 for Christmas
  • Friday, Dec 25, 2020 for Christmas
  • Saturday, Dec 26, 2020 for Christmas
  • Sunday, Dec 27, 2020 for Christmas
  • Thursday, Dec 31, 2020 for New Year's

2021 Holiday Closings

  • Friday, Jan 1, 2021 for New Year's
  • Saturday, Jan 2, 2021 for New Year's
  • Sunday, Jan 3, 2021 for New Year's
  • Monday, Jan 18, 2021 for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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.