Your Library Card
*Most materials may be renewed one time unless there are other requests for them. At the end of a second loan period materials should be returned to allow others a chance to borrow them. EXPRESS Books and EXPRESS DVDs may not be renewed.
You are responsible for all materials borrowed on your card or your child's library card. Report lost cards immediately. Library privileges will be suspended until financial obligations are met by the borrower. If your items are more than 28 days overdue, your borrowing privileges are blocked. You are financially accountable for all unreturned items charged to your Library Barcode Number.
There is a charge of $30.00 on checks returned for insufficient funds.
You may obtain a card at the Monona Public Library. When applying for a library card, Monona Public Library asks for two things:
A driver's license with your CURRENT address is the easiest way to apply. If you do not have that, we will accept a photo ID plus one of the following:
If your identification has a P.O. Box or business address listed, you still must show proof of your current home address (residence).
Cards may be issued to children at any age. Applicants under 14 years of age are required to obtain their parent's or guardian's signature on the card application and have parent or guardian present. Parents or guardians applying for cards for their children must have each child present to be issued cards. Children residing in two households will be issued a card only by the community or agency of primary residence, as stated by the parent or guardian.
The first card issued by Monona Public Library is free of charge. Replacement cards are issued for a $1.00 fee.
For other questions about getting a library card please ask us or call 222-6127.
If you are a resident of a county in the South Central Library System (including Adams, Columbia, Dane, Green, Portage, Sauk, and Wood counties) and do not have a library card from your local library, you can apply for a card at the Monona Public Library. Follow the instructions for card applications above.
If you are a resident of a South Central Library System (SCLS) county, and have a card from your local library and the card has a barcode on it, you can use that card at the Monona Public Library. No separate card is needed.
If your SCLS card doesn't have a barcode on it, then one needs to be attached before the card can be used at the Monona Public Library. We will need to see your library card and identification with your current address on it.
If you are not a resident of a SCLS county but are a resident of the state of Wisconsin you may be able to borrow materials from the Monona Public Library. To acquire a computer number to borrow materials you must present:
Upon presentation of the above, the Monona Public Library will enter you into our computer system and attach a barcode number to your card. You will then be able to borrow materials from us.
Exception: If you live in Milwaukee County you will not be able to borrow materials from us. Milwaukee County has not signed an agreement with South Central Library System for exchange of library services.
Due date receipts are printed for all materials checked out. Be sure to check carefully for due dates, and keep receipts handy in case you have questions.
One ID is required, preferably a driver's license or photo identification. YOU MAY BORROW ONLY ON YOUR OWN CARD.
If your card is lost or stolen, report it immediately to the Monona Public Library, 222-6127, or your nearest local library. If your card is presented for checkout before you report it lost or stolen, you are responsible for all the materials checked out on it.
If a card has been lost or stolen and you wish to receive a replacement card you must show ID in person at the Monona Public Library. There is a fee of $1.00.
All items on hold for pickup at Monona Public Library are held on self-service pick-up shelves near the Main Desk. Holds are organized alphabetically by patrons’ last names and are shelved spine-label down to ensure privacy. Any patron may request that their holds be held behind the Main Desk.
Items may be placed on hold by the patron online on LINKcat, by calling the Library, or by visiting the Main Desk. Note: EXPRESS Collection materials may not be placed on hold or renewed.
Most materials may be renewed two times unless there are other requests for them or unless they are EXPRESS items or are on hold for another patron. Items may be renewed in person, over the phone (608-222-6127), or online via LINKcat. If you are renewing materials that are due the day you are renewing them, items must be renewed by 10 p.m. to avoid overdue charges.
Materials not available in the South Central Library System may be borrowed from another library. There is currently no fee to reserve items. To place an Interlibrary loan, please visit the Main Desk or call us at 608-222-6127.
Items may be returned to the Monona Public Library or at any public library in the South Central Library System (Adams, Columbia, Dane, Green, Portage, Sauk, and Wood counties). You may also return items to Monona Library from other SCLS member libraries.
For your convenience, the outdoor bookdrops are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If for some reason the bookdrops are full, DO NOT leave items next to or on top of the drop. Materials returned in the drop before the library opens in the morning are considered returned the previous open day. Materials returned while the library is open are checked in the same day.
The Library DOES NOT accept replacement items as substitution for lost or damaged items. The patron is responsible for the COST OF THE ITEM and any OVERDUE FINE INCURRED.
Damage/Missing Material Fees (when not charging for replacement) (Maximum is not more than one half the costs to replace the (entire) item).
Monona replacement cost is the actual cost of item plus a processing fee. Costs for replacement can be found using the status command in Dynix (MPL items are linked with the processing fee added in).
Processing fees are as follows:
When the current list prices are unavailable for any library material, an average replacement cost for that type of material is charged, (based on current list prices).
When a lost item is paid for and then returned within 6 months from when it went to "lost status," the patron is refunded the replacement cost minus the processing fee.