Services

Patron Services

Books & Materials

The library connects users to over one million library items through the MORE shared system.  Today registering for a library card means more than just great books.  DVDs, music CDS, video games, magazines, audio books, e-books and magazines and juvenile braille books can also be checked out with your library card.  It also provides online access to databases such as Ancestry Library Edition, Heritage Quest, Auto Repair Reference Center, and Novelist Plus. Explore the possibilities!

Community Education

The library hosts a wide range of programs for life-long learning at any age. From author visits to computer classes to teen cooking and musical acts, library programs are an essential piece of community vitality. 

Homeschool Meet & Mingle - Join us to meet, mingle, play and talk.  This group is for all ages.  Each month's get together will include activities for kids based on a theme.  Meets the first Tuesday of the month at 10:30 a.m.

Please check our calendar or like us on Facebook to see what is coming soon.

Test Proctoring

If you are taking an online course or a professional certification class that requires proctored exams, we have you covered. Staff is available to proctor during weekday hours of operation. Contact a librarian at 715.273.3209 to make arrangements for a proctor.

 

Technology

Copier

Library staff will make copies for you. A fee of 10 cents per page for black and white and 25 cents for color will be charged. Cash or check only, please.

Fax Machine

Library staff will send and receive faxes for patrons. A fee of $1.00 for the first page and 25 cents for every page after will be charged. Cash or check only, please.

Computers and Printer

We have six computers available for public use -- four desktops and two laptops. Computer 2 has an attached scanner.  All computers are available on a first-come, first-served basis. When the desktop computers are all in use, a waiting list is established. There is a limit of 30 minutes, which can be extended to 1 hour if no one is waiting. The laptops can be checked out at the circulation desk by anyone over 18 years of age with a valid library card and are for in-library use only. Printer use is 10 cents per page for black and white copies and 25 cents per page for color.

Computer Policy

  • Users must be registered with a library card.
  • Individuals or families may sign up for 30-minute sessions, which can be renewed if no one is waiting.
  • Because these terminals are located in a public place we reserve the right to restrict visual images. If you are found viewing objectionable material you will be asked to exit from that web site. If it happens a second time your internet session will be terminated.

Wireless Internet Access

The library has wireless internet access for your electronic devices.

 

Reference Services

The library staff is available to help you find the information you need, just ask. You may visit the library, send an email to eplstaff@ellsworthlibrary.org or call with a question 715.273.3209. 

Parking

Free parking is available in the library parking lot at the back of the building. You may also park on Main Street in front of the library.

Handicap Accessibility

The Ellsworth Library is handicap accessible at the west side of the building. You will also find accessible parking there.