Welcome back to the library!
Masks that cover both the nose and mouth are required for everyone ages 2 and older.
(Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
We ask for your patience while everyone adjusts to a new situation. Your cooperation with our mandatory safety policies helps ensure the library can continue to expand services.
Oshkosh Public Library’s hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m; Friday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday, 1 - 5 p.m.
What you need to know before your visit
- Please save your visit for another time if you are not feeling well.
- Physical distancing and masks are required for everyone ages 2 and older. Masks must fit and cover both nose and mouth at all times.
- Those who are unable to wear a mask should plan to use curbside service. Schedule an appointment online or call (920) 236-5203.
- Children ages 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
- Meeting rooms remain closed.
- Please do not gather in a group. Maintain physical distancing.
- Library programs are virtual.
Current onsite services
- Browse and check out materials
- Apply for a library card or renew your card at the First Floor Service Desk.
- Pick up holds
- Use a computer (no appointment necessary)
- Charge a device
- Public WiFi
- Photocopy or fax
- Purchase a bus pass at the First Floor Service Desk.
- Schedule an appointment for notary service.
- Schedule an appointment for curbside service.
- Book donations will be accepted at the First Floor Service Desk.
- Plexiglass has been installed at all service desks.
- Hand sanitizer is available throughout the building.
- CDC-advised cleaning protocols are in place.
- Returned materials are quarantined.
- Air flow has been increased through the building’s ventilation system.
Frequently Asked Questions
What if I have a medical condition and can’t wear a face mask? Curbside pickup of library materials will continue to be available by appointment. Call 236-5203 or schedule online. If you have other service needs but cannot safely be in the building, library staff will work with you to help. Please call 236-5203 or 236-5205 for assistance.
Do I need an appointment to use a computer? No. Internet computers are available on a first come, first served basis. Patrons may also make photocopies, send faxes or charge devices without an appointment.
Where can I return library materials? Books can be returned inside the library and to the book drops on Mount Vernon Street and at Evergreen. At this time, library materials will continue to be quarantined for a minimum of 24 hours.
Can I pick up my holds at Evergreen? No. We will continue to work with Evergreen to determine when it is safe to allow this service to resume.
Can I get something notarized? Yes. Notary service is available by appointment. Call 236-5205 or schedule online.
Can I bring my family into the library? Yes. Members of the same household may be in the library together. Please stay at least 6 feet away from other individuals or household groups while in the building.
Will my children be able to use the play areas and do activities while at the library? No. Play areas are blocked off and toys, games and other activities are not available in the Children’s Department at this time. Ask about take-home activity kits for children and families.
Are you offering Home Delivery service? Yes. Home Delivery services are available for those who cannot physically come to the library. Find out more here.
Will I be charged for faxes and photocopies? Yes. Current prices are here.
Will the number of people allowed in the building be limited? Staff monitor building occupancy on an hourly basis to maintain safety. The focus is on patrons maintaining a safe physical distance in all areas of the building.