Library Reopening

Brown County Library enters “Chapter 4” of reopening plan

Updated April 11, 2021


View the library’s hours of operation.

See also: Library Services & COVID-19 | Contactless Pickup | Back to School

The library is open for limited public service including:

  • computer use
  • printing and photocopying
  • grab-and-go browsing and borrowing
  • holds pickup
  • contactless pickup by appointment. For details, visit our Contactless Pickup FAQ page.
  • checkout
  • returns
  • Meeting Room and Study Room reservations – reduced capacity.
    Visit our Library Services & COVID-19 page for details and updates.

    The library is committed to a safe experience:

  • (Self) Check-out stations are available for visitors.
  • Sanitizing supplies provided.
    Service adjustments include:

  • Due dates are printed on your receipt. Return items by the due date to avoid late fines.
  • Return all library materials to an outdoor book drop or indoor bookdrops at Central and Weyers-Hilliard. The      Denmark Branch book drop is open.
  • Library card applications accepted in person.
  • Library staff available for readers advisory and help in placing holds, in person or by phone.
  • Outreach Services offered on a limited basis.
  • Bookmobile Community Stops for holds pickup and limited browsing.
    Postponed until further notice:

    • All in-person library programs and events. | Todos los programas y eventos de la biblioteca en persona.

    Books and Materials Donations

    Donations of books and other materials are not being accepted at this time.

    For the health and safety of library visitors, staff and the community:

    • Face masks are required at all Brown County Libraries
    • The number of people allowed in the library is based on building size and   occupancy guidelines.
    • Visitors must practice social distancing of 6 feet
    • Visitors must cover their cough or sneeze
    • Visitors must obey signage
    • Prolonged socializing/sitting/standing in the library is not allowed
    • Hand sanitizing stations are available
    • Restrooms are limited to one person at at time
    • Bubblers (drinking fountains) are closed
    • Water bottle filling stations are available at Central, Kress, Weyers-Hilliard and    Southwest
    • No food is allowed
    • Access to restricted library areas is not allowed
    These expectations will be enforced and failure to comply may result in loss of library privileges.

    The library is taking extra precautions to protect library visitors, staff, and the community:


    • Protective barriers are installed
    • Staff provided with PPE including masks, gloves, and face shields
    • Frequent disinfecting of equipment, materials, surfaces, and high-touch items

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    The Library is closely monitoring guidelines related to COVID-19 provided by the Wisconsin Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 


    More information:
    Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    Wisconsin Department of Health Services
    Stay Healthy Brown County