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321 Wisconsin Ave.
Waukesha, WI   53186

Library Hours

Monday - Thursday
9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday and Saturday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Summer Saturdays
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

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Phone Numbers

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Your book donation or monetary contribution to the Waukesha Public Library makes all the difference in helping us to fulfill our mission in the community!

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Drive-up Book Drop Closures

A new drive-up book drop will be installed at Waukesha Public Library this month! During this process there will be some disruption in book drop service.

During the week of May 18, the book drop will be closed intermittently during the day while preliminary work is done, but will be available during the evening hours.

Starting on Tuesday, May 26, the book drop will be unavailable until installation is complete.

We expect to have the book drop back in service by June 1. In the meantime, keep an eye on our website, Facebook page, or Twitter feed for installation updates. For more information, contact John Klima at (262) 524-3688 or jklima@waukesha.lib.wi.us.

Maple Avenue Construction/Getting to the Library

As you may have noticed, the renovation of Maple Avenue has continued south and now impacts the public and staff library parking lots. This project is expected to last into early August. We will try to keep you updated, but every day will be different. The library will not be closed during this project.

Maple Avenue has been signed "Local Traffic Only", although at this time Maple is blocked at both ends. To help ease access to the library and Les Paul Central Middle School during construction, Carroll Street, which is usually one way eastbound, has been converted to two way traffic. The easiest and safest way to access our public parking lot is to use Carroll Street and then turn north into the lot. Please do not be tempted to turn into the lot off of Grand Avenue and go the wrong way through the book return driveway. This would create a very dangerous situation.

Thank you for your patience. We will do all that we can to keep you informed and to provide the same great service that you are accustomed to.

Mobile Printing at the Waukesha Public Library

Waukesha Public Library now offers printing from laptops, smartphones, and tablets! You can print virtually any document or web page from your Internet connected PC or device to the Library's first-floor printer. Black-and-white print jobs are $0.15/page and color print jobs are $0.25/page. If you're on a laptop in the library or working from your home computer, go to our Print Service Page in order to print a document, photo, or web page from your computer. If you're working from a smartphone or tablet, you'll need to download the PrinterOn app from your iPhone/iPad or Android app store. The PrinterOn app is free to download. Once the app is on your device, search for the Waukesha Public Library either by name or location and select our printer so you can start printing at the library. If you have questions you can call or stop by the reference desk for help.

Circulation Policy Changes

Beginning January 1, 2015, when fines and fees reach $10, library cards will be blocked for check out and Internet use. (previously $20)

Library cards will continue to expire every three years.  All fines and fees must be paid in full to renew the card.

Follow Us On Twitter

The Waukesha Public Library just opened a Twitter account. Follow our tweets on our
Waukesha Public Library Twitter Page.

Waukesha Public Library Newsletter

Have You Visited Us on Facebook Yet?

The Waukesha Public Library's Facebook page is a vibrant, interactive space where you can keep on top of what's happening at the library. 'Like' the page to keep up-to-date on the library:
Waukesha Public Library Facebook Page

There are several other Facebook pages that are run by the library, check those out, too!

WPL Teen Zone
Waukesha Reads

If you're interested in helping support the library, 'like' our Friends Facebook page and learn more about what the Friends of the Waukesha Public Library do:

Friends of the Waukesha Public Library

Need To Send A Fax?

Fax service is available using the BookScan Station located in the first floor computer area.
$0.25/page US & Canada
$1.00/page international


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