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Beginning Tuesday, September 7, Madison Public Library locations will return to full service hours.  Open hours will be:

Alicia Ashman Library, 733 N. High Point Rd.
10am-6pm weekdays, 9am-5pm Saturdays

Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin St.
9am-9pm Mondays-Thursdays,* 9am-6pm Fridays, 9am-5pm Saturdays, 1-5pm Sundays
*Children’s Room closes at 6pm

Goodman South Madison Library, 2222 S. Park St.
10am-8pm weekdays, 9am-5pm Saturdays, 1-5pm Sundays

Hawthorne Library, 2707 E. Washington Ave.
10am-8pm weekdays, 9am-5pm Saturdays

Lakeview Library, 2845 N. Sherman Ave.
10am-8pm weekdays, 9am-5pm Saturdays, 1-5pm Sundays

Meadowridge Library, 5726 Raymond Rd.
10am-8pm weekdays, 9am-5pm Saturdays

Monroe Street Library, 1705 Monroe St.
10am-6pm Tuesdays and Fridays, 9am-5pm Saturdays

Pinney Library, 516 Cottage Grove Rd.
9am-9pm weekdays, 9am-5pm Saturdays

Sequoya Library, 4340 Tokay Blvd.
9am-9pm weekdays, 9am-5pm Saturdays

“After nearly a year and a half of operating our libraries with reduced service hours, we are thrilled to return to our fully budgeted hours,” said Library Director Greg Mickells.  “We are committed to sustaining an environment that is safe for our staff and customers as we expand hours again.”

Budget cuts in 2020 mean that many libraries won’t return to their 2019 operating hours, however.  These expanded hours include reductions in service at the Alicia Ashman, Central, Monroe Street, Pinney and Sequoya libraries, and the addition of Sunday hours to Goodman South Madison and Lakeview Libraries.

Library staff are required to wear masks, and library customers are highly encouraged to wear masks while in the library per the current Public Health Madison & Dane County health advisory.  For information on all library collections and services, visit or call 608-266-6300.

All Libraries will be closed Monday, September 6 in observance of Labor Day.