As local public health guidelines continue to restrict Madison Public Library operations, library staff are hard at work behind the scenes, preparing to respond once changes occur. While curbside service and returns, personal computer appointments and digital resources are still available, the library is preparing for the potential of new and returning services this fall. It plans to introduce:
wireless printing services
expanded computing and printing services
reopening of the permanent book drop
exploration of other service models that balance patron safety with an increased demand for library materials
In the meantime, consider making a “CSA-style” Librarian’s Picks request. This services allows you to describe what kinds of books or other materials you’re looking for — for instance, a particular genre of books, music or films, or perhaps a favorite author. A librarian will then hand-select materials for you based on your likes and what’s available in a particular library’s collection. Complete your request here or call the reference line at 608.315.5151.
The library is also working with the Madison Metropolitan School District and other community partners to coordinate assistance with virtual learning for the many students and families who will need support during the school year.