Services

In addition to our collections and events, we provide the following services.

Apply for a Library Card

Your first library card is available free of charge! Your library card is good at any South Central Library System public library in Wisconsin that serves Adams, Columbia, Dane, Green, Portage, Sauk and Wood counties.

To get a library card, please come to the library during our open hours with a photo ID and proof of address and complete a Library Card Application form (PDF). If you are unable to come to the library while we are open, you may submit the online Online Library Card Application.

Ask a Reference Question

Need help finding the answer to a question? Call (608) 835-3656 or email us at orelib [at] oregonlibrary.org with your question and we'll help you find resources to find the information you need. 

Room Reservations

The library has 9 study rooms that can be reserved. Reservations can be made on the spot or up to a week in advance. The Community Room and Conference Room can also be reserved, however, they do not have their AV equipment or hearing loop available. 

Go to Reserve a Room for more details.

Computer and Internet Access

The library has computers with internet access. Use your library card or ask for a guest pass to get logged on. You do not need to make an appointment to use the computer but if you would like to reserve a time in advance you may do so by calling us at (608) 835-3656.

If you have your own device, take advantage of our free wi-fi 24 hours a day, seven days a week in our parking lot and around the building. Our network is called Library Wireless and does not require a password.

Copier and Printing

Don't have a printer at home? Use the library's printer. Prints are $0.10 for black and white and $0.50 for color copies.

Copier

We have a self service copier that will make copies or scan to email or a flash drive.

Copies are $0.10 for black and white and $0.50 for color. Scanning is free.

Printing

Wi Fi Printing Service 

Print without downloading and connecting to a printer! Go to the ePrintIt Portal for more information on how to send a print.

Instructions for using Wi-Fi Printing (PDF)

Print from Public Computers

You can log in to our public computers and then print documents.

Print Using the Photocopier

If the documents you want to print are in a PDF, JPG, or PNG format on a flash drive, you can print them using the photocopier without logging into a computer. 

Fax

The library does not have a fax machine. The public can fax at Dorn Hardware.

Dorn Hardware
131 W Richards Rd
Oregon, WI 53575
(608) 835-5737

Curbside Pick-Up

The library provides curbside pick-up upon request for patrons with items waiting on our holds shelf.

When you arrive at the library for Curbside Pick-Up, pull up in front of the building. Have your library card number ready and call (608) 835-3656. You do not need an appointment.

Librarian's Choice & Book Recommendations
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Book

Our library staff create lists of great books on a variety of topics and genres for different age groups. Click on the links below to review the lists for that age group.

Want personalized book recommendations? We have librarians who can pull materials for you, your child, and your teen. Request books, movies, magazines and more!

Fill out the Librarian's Choice or call (608) 835-3656 to request personalized book recommendations.

LINKcat Catalog

LINKcat is South Central Library System's catalog of physical materials. Using LINKcat you can check your library account online, review a list of materials checked out and their due dates, renew materials, place holds for materials, or check the status of your holds.

Your library card barcode and PIN number are required to access your record. For help using LINKcat, go to the LINKcat Help page or call the library at (608) 835-3656.

Notary

The Oregon Public Library provides notary services by appointment during library hours.

Fill out the web form on the Notary Services page or call (608) 835-3656 to set up an appointment.

Outerlibrary Loan

If you can't find an item in LINKcat, we may be able to borrow it from another library outside our library system and lend it to you through a process called Outerlibrary Loan (OLL).

There is no cost for receiving materials through OLL. We accept requests for most items. The item must have been published at least 6 months ago. We can request books, audiobooks, DVDs, CDs, and even articles. It takes anywhere from 2-8 weeks for us to get the requested item. We don’t know when an item will show up or where it will come from. Before requesting an OLL item, please read the Outerlibrary Loan Policy (PDF).

To request an OLL, visit, call (608) 835-3656, or email orelib [at] oregonlibrary.org (subject: OLL%20Request) (orelib[at]oregonlibrary[dot]org) information on the item you'd like. The information that we're looking for is on our Outerlibrary Loan Request Form (PDF).

  • You will be notified when the item is ready for pickup in the same way you are notified of your regular LINKcat holds. 
Outreach and Library Delivery

We'll bring the library to you! The Oregon Public Library visits day cares for storytime and delivers materials to people who can't make it to the library. 

For more information go to School and Group Services and Library Delivery.

Suggest a Purchase

If you cannot find an item that you'd like to use, submit a suggestion for purchase. Library staff will evaluate your request and see if we can get the item.

Fill out the web form on the Suggest a Purchase page or call (608) 835-3656 to suggest a purchase.

Technology Help

The Oregon Public Library offers free 30 minute one-on-one training sessions for adults by appointment.

Fill out the web form on the Technology Help page or call (608) 835-3656 to set up an appointment. 

Test Proctoring

In an effort to support the goal of lifelong learning, the Oregon Public Library provides proctoring services during regular library hours. Exams are scheduled at a time mutually convenient for the proctor and student.

Fill out the web form on the Proctoring Services page to use this service.