About the Library:

The Tomahawk Public Library is located in Lincoln County on the shores of the scenic Lake Mohawksin of the Wisconsin River.

The Tomahawk Public Library provides service to all individuals in the community, both children and adults.

The Library’s objectives include the provision of books and other materials selected to aid the individual in the pursuit of education, information, pleasure, research, and in the use of leisure time.

The Library provides service to all in the community, within the context of library objectives regardless or race, creed, color, sex, occupational, or financial position.

The Tomahawk Public Library is a member of the Wisconsin Valley LibrarService.



Library Policies:

Library cards will be issued to anyone residing in the WVLS area presenting adequate identification, including current address or verification of land ownership.  A parent or guardian with a valid V-cat borrower card must sign library card for all minors.    Other Wisconsin residents must present adequate address identification in addition to their “Home” library card per Wisconsin State Statute 43.30.  Upon verification, the Tomahawk V-Cat borrower card will be issued within 2 business days.

  Lost cards and change of address should be reported as soon as possible.  Lost cards will be replaced for a $2.00 fee.

  Minors must be at least 12 years of age with a parents permission on file to use Internet stations.

  Loan Periods.  Most book loans are 4 weeks.  New books and other books considered high demand have a loan period of 2 weeks.  Music Cds and Audiobooks may be checked out for 2 weeks.  The loan period for DVDs is one week with a limit of 6 DVDs per family (residing in the same household).  Only one renewal per item, and only if item is not on reserve for another borrower.  Phone on or before the material’s due date or renew in the V-cat Online Catalog.  Renewals cannot be made by email or voice mail.

  Fines range from 10 cents per day on printed material to 50 cents per day for each audio/visual material.  Hotspot fines are $1 per day.

  Lost or damaged materials are the responsibility of the cardholder.  Persons charged with lost materials, damaged items, or fines over $5.00 will lose all library privileges until charges are paid.

  Materials may be returned during regular business hours in the return slot, located at the front desk; or at anytime in the outside book return located next to the front doors.  Please secure Audio/visual materials with a rubber band or in an enclosed bag.


Children, Adult, and Teen Books, Audio Books, music CDs, DVDs, and Kits.

Current Newspapers and magazines.

Fax Service. Sending: $3 first page/$1 each additional page. Receiving: $2 first page/25 cents each additional page.


6 Public Internet/Microsoft office Stations.

Laser Printer:  Black ink only/15 cents per page.

Photocopier:  Black Ink only/15 cents per page.

Microfilm/Microfiche Viewer.

Tomahawk Leader Newspaper on Microlfilm. 1895 – 2015.

Tomahawk Leader Obituary Index.

2 SPRINT Hot spots available for 1 week checkout.

2 Children’s NOOKs with educational games for inhouse use.

Community Meeting Room: $20 rental fee. Free to non-profit organizations.

Interlibrary loan services.

Outreach Services for the elderly with-in the city limits.

Access to Wisconsin Digital Library.

Access to subscription databases.