Back-to-School & Library Services

Important information for parents, students, and educators.


See also: Library Services & COVID-19 | Library Reopening | Contactless Pickup FAQs

Brown County Library is committed to a safe library experience for all during the COVID-19 pandemic. The library is following the guidelines and recommendations from the CDC, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Wisconsin Department of Public Health, and Brown County Health Department. This has changed how library services are offered.



Due to COVID-19, Brown County Library buildings are open for “in and out” browsing, checkout, and library card account services, but not for other purposes such as sitting, waiting, studying, meeting or socializing. Therefore, as school resumes, we want you to know how we will serve you within these parameters.


Please note that, at this time, the Denmark Branch is closed. It will not be staffed by Brown County Library employees during this closure.


Parents/Guardians:

If you have depended on any Brown County library as a location for your child to spend time after school, before going home or waiting for a ride, you will need to make other arrangements. Due to safety guidelines, the library cannot accommodate large groups.

  • Library open hours have been reduced.
  • There are limits on the number of people allowed inside the library at one time
  • The library cannot accommodate sitting, waiting, studying, meeting or socializing.
  • There are no tables, chairs or study rooms available for use.
  • Library computers and printers are available by reservation (with library card or free guest pass).

  • Library staff is eager to help parents and students apply for library cards, place holds, and get items ready for quick pickup. Call your branch library or the Central Library Youth Services Department at 920-448-5846 with questions or requests.

    Remember!
    A Brown County Library card is an important school supply that gives access to many library online resources, books, magazines, DVDs and more.

    Apply for a library card.


    Educators:

    Although Brown County Library buildings are open for “in and out” browsing, checkout and library card account services, the libraries are unable to host class/group visits, studying, tutoring, meetings or socializing this fall.

  • Library open hours have been reduced.
  • There are limits on the number of people allowed inside the library at one time.
  • Students may use library computers and printers by reservation (with their library cards or free guest passes).

  • Custom Collections for the Classroom: Library staff are eager to help teachers by preparing custom collections by request for quick pickup. Call your branch library or the Central Library Youth Services Department at 920-448-5846 with your questions and requests in advance.