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New service hours will be 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays, remain 12-5pm on Saturdays

Effective Monday, November 9, all Madison Public Library locations will shift service hours from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. to 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays and 12-5 p.m. Saturdays.  In addition, Hawthorne, Goodman South Madison, and Meadowridge Libraries will begin offering computer use service on Saturdays, 12-4:30 p.m. (computer use is also offered at the Central Library on Saturdays).  Phone service will be extended to cover the change; centralized phone line hours will be extended to 10 a.m.-7 p.m. weekdays and 12-5 p.m. Saturdays.

“Based on our call and visit data, we know that many customers would like to use the library earlier than 11 a.m.,” said Library Director Greg Mickells. “This hours change will allow for more morning library service appointments, and reduce the number of hours we need to provide curbside pickup service in the dark as we move into winter.”

Libraries remain closed to walk-in service with the exception of computer use by appointment or on a walk-up basis.  Library hours will shift again in January when the 2021 Operating Budget goes into effect.

To use curbside pickup service:
Customers can borrow library materials through the curbside pickup service.  Customers can place holds online at or call the library at 608-315-5151 to ask staff to place holds.  When customers are notified that their holds are available for pickup, they can call their pickup library to schedule an appointment or schedule online.  For all details, visit

To use a library computer:
Customers can call the centralized library service line (608-315-5151) to schedule an appointment to use computers at one of eight libraries (no computer service at Monroe Street Library). Walk-up appointments are also available on a first-come first-served basis. For all details, visit

Other library services:
To inquire about or connect to all other library services, call the centralized telephone line (608-315-5151, 888-266-7805 toll free) 10 a.m.-7p.m. weekdays and 12-5 p.m. Saturdays.  For more details, visit

More information
Currently Available Library Services
Madison Public Library’s Fine Free Page
For a list of all library hours and locations, visit
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For LINKcat online library catalog, visit