Borrowing Information

How to get a Brown County Library Card:

  • Any resident of Wisconsin is eligible to apply for a library card (you do not have to reside in Brown County to apply for a Brown County Library card).
  • Complete application online (adults, 18 years or older only) or at any library location.
  • Show picture identification and
  • Verify your current address.
  • Children (under age 18) must have parent/guardian signature. Parent/guardian should be present for child’s card to be issued.
  • Remember: you are responsible for materials checked out on your card and on the cards of any minors for whom you’ve signed a card application.

Use the Brown County Library Catalog to:

  • Search for material
  • Request items
  • Renew items

You will need your Brown County Library card number and PIN (usually the last four digits of your phone number).

Pay your fines online.

Set up email notifications for hold requests.

Mobile Access

Bookmyne For Android and Apple devices.
Search the catalog, place holds, log into your account, renew items you have checked out and more!

Digital Resources

Use your library card to download ebooks, music, magazines, and more.

Interlibrary Loan Service

Request material from other libraries or suggest an item for purchase.

Checkout Periods

  • Most children’s, teen and adult books and books on CD; and Chromebooks: 21 days
  • All DVDs, CD-ROMs, hotspots, seasonal items, music, and magazines: 7 days

 Overdue Charges:

Item: Overdue Charges per day, per item:
Magazines & Young Adult Books $0.10/day per item
Adult books & other materials $0.25/day per item
Books on CD, MP3, Music CDs, CD-ROMs $0.25/day per item
Chromebooks and hotspots $10.00/day per item
DVDs & Video Games $0.25/day per item
Interlibrary Loan:  
Books $0.50/day per item
Books on CD, Cassette or MP3; Music CDs, CD-ROMs & Videos $0.50/day per item
DVDs & Video Games $1.50/day per item

Other Charges:

  • Replace lost or damaged card: $2.00 each
  • Printing & Photocopies: starting at $0.15. See our printing page for full details.
  • Lost/Processing fee on children’s items: $4.00/item when 40 days overdue

Please ask the library how to clear your account if you have fines over $10.00 or if you have been billed for cost of unreturned items. Note: Collection agency used on some overdue accounts.

Pay Your Fines Online

Renew Items:

Any material except those acquired through Interlibrary Loan can be renewed up to four times for the original loan period, as long as no holds have been placed on them by other patrons. Please have your library barcode number ready. Note: When you renew an item, it is renewed from the day you renew, not the date it is due.

  • Call or visit any Brown County Library location during business hours.
  • Renew using the online catalog.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How much does a library card cost? 
It’s FREE!

Do I need a library card for each branch location?
No. Your library card can be used at any Brown County Library location.

What if I lose my card?
Call the library immediately and report your card lost! You may purchase a new card for $2.00.

Does my child have to be a certain age to get a library card?
No. You decide when your child may get a card.

If I don’t live in Brown County, can I still get a library card?
Yes. Any resident of Wisconsin can get a Brown County Library card!

Can I return my DVDs,videos, and audio books in the outside book drops?
Yes! All outdoor book drops accept these items.