Tomahawk Public Library | 715-453-2455 | 300 W Lincoln Ave Tomahawk, WI 54487

Tomahawk Public Library

Library Updates

Hours & Visitor Information

Your Tomahawk Public Library team has been working hard to prepare a space that provides you a safe environment.

Hours:
Monday: 10 – 12 noon, &  3 – 6 pm
Tuesday: 10 – 12 noon, &  3 – 6 pm
Wednesday: 10 – 12 noon
Thursday: 3 – 6 pm

When we reopen our doors on Wednesday, June 24th, we will look different.

Curbside

Please call for curbside scheduling and questions during our open hours: 715-453-2455

Curbsides are on Wednesday’s & Thursday’s. 

Call, email, or request items online: copy@tomahawk.lib.wi.us

The library is working hard to ensure the safety of the materials we share with you. We are following CDC recommendations for sanitization and quarantine timeline of a week. Due to those recommendations, please exercise your own judgement on whether to quarantine these items further when you return home.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Have the items been quarantined?

Yes. Any items we receive go through a four-day (96 hour) quarantine in our community room. Although, we cannot guarantee that they are completely virus-free.  You are welcome to quarantine and/or wipe materials down after you receive them, however please be mindful that some wipes hold a lot of liquid and we do bill for water stained materials.

What if my items are due? Will I receive any fines?  

Yes, you will receive a fine for returning items past the due date.  Our book drop, in the front of the building, is always open.

What if my items are in quarantine? Will I receive any fines? 

No fines will be added on during the quarantine period.  If you returned prior to or on the materials due date, there will be no fines incurred during the quarantine period.  We backdate the materials to the date we received them from the book drop.

I have previous fines on my card, can I pay them?
Yes! You can pay your fines online. Go to our website www.tomahawk.lib.wi.us/and click the “My Account” icon. Type in your barcode, which you will find on the back of your library card, and then type in your PIN number, which should be the last 4 digits of the phone number on your account. If the fine is over $5, you will see “Pay Online – Credit Card (not Debit-Only Card)”. Enter requested information and submit then be sure to log out of your account when finished.

How can I pick up my items for curbside?

We will be doing curbside service by appointment. You must first call ahead of time and we will assign you a pickup time when you can drive up and grab your materials. We will place the items in a bag outside your car which you will then pick up.

What if there is inclement weather or it is raining during my time slot for curbside?
If it is raining or snowing where materials could be damaged, we will call you to reschedule. If there is a tornado warning, staff will not be available for the duration of the warning for pick up. Staff will call you after the warning has been lifted to reschedule.

How can I put items on hold?
To log into your account and place holds, go to our website www.tomahawk.lib.wi.us/and click the “My Account” icon. Type in your barcode, which you will find on the back of your library card, and then type in your PIN number, which should be the last 4 digits of the phone number on your account. Once logged in, you can search for items and place them on hold.

Can I get books from other libraries?

Yes, at this time, interlibrary loan and our courier system is in service.  Items from other libraries will come through, pending a quarantine period or closure of a library in our system.

Can I drop off my materials in outdoor book drops?
Yes. Our outdoor book drop is open daily.  Also, during our curbside pickup appointments, we will have a bin outside on the curb for you to drop off your items.
For safety of patrons and staff, we ask that you place the items you are returning in a plastic bag. Your items will then be quarantined and checked in at a later date. No fines will be added on during this quarantine period.

My library card is about to expire. How can I renew?

All accounts nearing their expiration date can be temporarily extended to allow continuing service during the form renewal process.  Please email copy@tomahawk.lib.wi.us or call 715-453- 2455 and we will help you with the steps.
I don’t have a library card, how can I access the digital materials?
No worries! You can sign up for a “digital card” without leaving home! A digital card grants access to all digital services provided by the WVLS libraries. Learn more: www.tomahawk.lib.wi.us/online-library-card.

Will someone still be available to answer reference questions or questions about my account?
Yes! You can now get personal help from your library over the phone and Facebook.
• You can call us at 715-453-2455. We will be answering the phone during our open hours. Or leave a message and we will call you back.
• Website: www.tomahawk.lib.wi.us

What resources can I access online when the library is not open?
While the library building hours are limited, we are uniquely positioned to continue supporting our community with online resources and services. Here are some of them: https://www.tomahawk.lib.wi.us/online-resources/

Can I still use the library’s Wi-Fi?
Yes! Our Wi-Fi extends into our parking lot. Please remember to keep physical distancing when you come.

Explore the Digital Library!

Resources included with your library card…

Ancestry Library Edition

Search billions of records and discover your family’s story.

Use this resource in the library with public computers, your laptop, tablet or smart device.

NoveList Plus

Reader’s advisory recommendations, author biographies, articles and lists for fiction and nonfiction books.

Gale Courses

Professional and personal enrichment online courses. Taught by experts in their field 12x per year.

Meet Libby!

Meet Libby, the free app for the Wisconsin Digital Library available for Android or iOS smart devices. Check out the Wisconsin Digital Library on your computer too.

My Vote Wisconsin

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is on your local ballot, register to vote,
from this non-partisan resource.

Tomahawk Public Library
300 W Lincoln Ave
Tomahawk, WI 54487

Phone: 715-453-2455 

Call Times
During Open Hours Only

Curbsides are still available Tues - Fri  call for appointment pickup times.

Email
copy@tomahawk.lib.wi.us

 Open Hours
Mon 10 - 12 & 3 - 6
Tues 10 - 12 & 3 - 6
Wed  10 - 12
Thurs 10 - 12 & 3 - 6
Fri 10 - 12