All Madison Public Library locations are closing at 2pm on Thursday, December 22 due to extreme weather conditions and will remain closed through Monday, December 26. Libraries will reopen regularly scheduled hours on Tuesday, December 27.

All library events and all community events held in Madison Public Libraries on December 22 and 23 have been canceled.

Library customers may use the library remotely by using LINKcat to place holds, check library card records, or renew items. Library items may also be renewed by calling Telecirc (608-242-4700) or any open library. The library's databases and downloadable audiobooks and eBooks are also accessible 24/7 with a library card.

As always, during City of Madison declared snow emergencies and days of extreme temperatures this season, please call the library you plan to visit in advance, as updates may occur throughout the week or programs may be canceled even if libraries are open. For broader City of Madison weather closures, check the City of Madison website at

All Madison Public Libraries will be closed for the holidays Saturday, December 24-Monday, December 26 and Saturday, December 31-Monday, January 2.

For winter weather updates, visit:
For a list of all library hours and locations, visit
For downloadable audiobooks and ebooks, visit
For LINKcat online library catalog, visit