Middleton Public Library
Address: 7425 Hubbard Avenue, Middleton, WI 53562
Phone: 608-831-5564     Email: info@midlibrary.org
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The Middleton Public Library is now offering expanded curbside pickup!  Due to a variety of logistical factors, such as no inter-library delivery, building design, and staffing for social distancing, curbside pickup services are limited and vary by location.  Please see the below instructions for placing a holds on Middleton owned materials and scheduling a pick up time.

Thank you for your patience and for using your library! 

Due Dates & Returns: July 1, 2020 is the updated and extended due date for all materials checked out from the Middleton Public Library. We are asking that patrons hold on to the items they currently have checked out - all book drops remain closed at this time.

Hold Materials and Curbside Pickup:

  1. Please visit www.midlibrary.org/midsearch to search and place holds for items on the shelf at the Middleton Public Library.  We are not receiving delivery from other libraries and only processing holds for items that are currently on the shelf and available at Middleton.
  2. Once your hold is processed and ready for pickup you will receive a confirmation.
  3. Pick up times are Monday – Friday, 1pm-5pm and the schedule opens daily.  Schedule your day-of pick up at midlibrary.org/pickup
  4. Due to high volume and limited staffing, thank you for reserving phone calls are for those that do not have Internet access.  

What to read next: Visit www.midlibrary.org/Databases and check out everything from magazines and newspapers, to children’s books and reading recommendations.  Access is free with your library card.

Library Programs: Library staff are working to create more online content and host programs virtually.  See our online events calendar, follow us on Facebook and Instagram, or sign up for our e-newsletter to stay up to date on offerings. New offerings are added each week!

Free WIFI Access: Anyone is welcome to use the WIFI.  Library staff has moved serveral of the facility’s WIFI radios to external windows in all directions, for a gigabit fiber connection to the Internet while outside the Library.  Park along Hubbard Ave or in the lots next to or even behind the building.  Look for “Middleton Public Library Free Internet” on your device.  If you sit or stand out of your car, please respect social distancing guidelines.

What If I Don't Have a Library Card?: Residents of the South Central Library System service area who do not have a library card can apply for a card online.

What is Zoom!?: Zoom is a FREE video conferencing product that works on most devices that have a microphone and front facing camera—laptops, desktops, smartphones, tablets. The library is using Zoom’s video capabilities so you can see the presenter in real time, from the comfort of your own home, while the library is closed. Visit www.zoom.us to get started. Using Zoom is free but requires participants to create an account. Download Zoom on your computer or install the zoom app on your device. We recommend setting up Zoom in advance of the start of the program.

About Facebook Live!: Storytimes and other programs for all ages are being shared using Facebook Live! You do not need a Facebook account to watch, just search for the Middleton Public Library.  Access live and recorded Storytimes at midlibrary.org - click on "Online Storytimes.

Contact Us:  
Phone: (608) 827-7401
Email: info@midlibrary.org

Per the April 16th, 2020 Emergency Order #28, 4.b from Governor Evers, the Middleton Public Library facility will remain closed to the public until further notice. During this time, library staff are working to provide as many services to our community as possible.  The Library is working closely with the Dane County Public Health Department, the Department of Public Instruction, and the South Central Library System to create best practices and procedures that prioritize the health and safety of library staff and patrons.  As we move forward with executing the Badger Bounce Back Plan health and safety remains the top priority. 

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A note from the Library Director:

Dear Patrons, Your Library misses you! We are all anxious to get back to offering and enjoying full library services and appreciate your continued patience as library staff overhauls and reworks operations. Please stay tuned for continuing updates with press releases via Notify Me, local news media, social media, midlibrary.org, and posted on the Library’s front doors.

I want to share how very proud I am of the work our staff has accomplished in the last month and half. We have adapted quickly and creatively in very difficult times. Staff members have adjusted their home lives, learned how to use a variety of new technology, and continue to respond to ever changing guidelines from authorities – a tremendous short-term achievement in its own right!

However, while we are very grateful to be able to serve the public in these ways and at this time, our hearts are heavy that we cannot open our doors each day and interact with you in person as we navigate this difficult time. There is no substitute for the relationships we have developed with our community and we can’t wait to be back to full service as soon as we can.

Jocelyne Sansing
        Thank you and stay safe,
        -Jocelyne Sansing, Middleton Public Library Director