Library Building is Open for Browsing!

The Monona Public Library is now open for browsing and checking out holds! Limited furniture is out in the main section of the library. Study rooms are available to use for up to two hours a day. You can also use the computer for up to one hour. The Quiet Reading Room is open with limited furniture. Larger meeting rooms on the lower level are unavailable at this time. The entrance off of the parking lot or the upper level entrance on Schluter Road are open for the public to enter the building; the side entrance off of Nichols Road is currently locked. We are offering Curbside Pick-Up at the Schluter Road entrance during our open hours.  

Our service hours for in-person browsing, hold pick-up, and curbside are:
Monday - Friday:  10:00am - 6:00pm

Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: Closed

SAFETY: Masks are recommended for anyone in the building, but are no longer required. If you do not have a mask, the library can provide one for you. 

Curbside: You can come to the library entrance on Schluter Road off the parking lot and call the library to request your hold item(s) during our service hours. No appointment is necessary. When you arrive, call the library at (608) 222-6127 and verify your name and account with staff on the phone. Staff will complete the checkout process for you and bring your items out for curbside pickup. 

Help placing holds: Patrons unfamiliar with placing your own holds on items in LINKcat should email or call the library for assistance. We will do our best with any information you can give us to find adequate materials in the library to fulfill your requests. 

Off the Shelf - Let Us Help You: Looking for some new reads? Let us help you find some! We’ve put together some recommendations in a variety of categories for adults and children. Just call the library at 608-222-6127 during our service hours to reserve a few “surprise” titles in specific genres or subject areas. Library staff can also provide active concierge-level service, including reading synopses of available titles. We’re happy to even surprise you with something we think you’ll like! We’ll prepare the items for you to pick up curbside.

New Library Card Account: If you are new to the area, you can fill out an online form here to register for a library account. This number will give you the ability to place holds for curbside pickup and access our digital resources. You can read more about that process here. If you have any questions or concerns about this process, or would prefer to make an in-person appointment to register, please contact Circulation Supervisor Amelia at or (608) 216-7454.

Further Questions & Calling the Library: The library is staffed full time. Please be patient as we respond to your requests as soon as we can. The best time to reach someone at the library at (608) 222-6127 is during the service hours listed above. If you prefer to contact us by email, please email the Circulation Supervisor at

We hope that you are safe and healthy, and we appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue to look at the best ways to offer library services to you.

Below is a video guiding you through how you can check to ensure that an item in our online catalog is "Available at Monona Library."