CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATES
In consultation with the South Milwaukee and St. Francis Health Departments, and in an abundance of caution due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the South Milwaukee Library Board announced the closure of the library building to the public until further notice, effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020.
We started offering curbside pickup of library materials on Monday, April 27, 2020. Please view the procedure in the Curbside Pickup is Here section. We are working on a plan to partially reopen the library, starting Monday, June 1, 2020. Please view the Plans for Reopening section for more information as it is available.
We are offering curbside pickup of library materials. Staff is excited to be offering checkout services even if it is limited.
10 A.M. to 5 P.M. – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
11 A.M. to 6 P.M. – Wednesday
Curbside pickup will not be available on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25.
Call the library at (414) 768-8195 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request items and arrange a pickup time. If we miss you on the phone, please leave your name, phone number, card number, and what items you want to request. If there is a time slot open on the same day, we will offer it you. Staff will collect your items and check them out on your card.
Times need to be scheduled. We can only pull requests from South Milwaukee items that are currently in the library. Items are not being transferred between libraries at this time. Please search for South Milwaukee items on CountyCat. You can also search for new materials. Holds cannot be placed on materials at this time.
ARRIVING AT THE LIBRARY
Arrive at the library at your scheduled time. Park on 10th Avenue in front of the library doors. If you do not arrive at your pickup time, items will be checked in and you will need to request the items again.
PICKING UP MATERIALS
Staff will put your items on the table in front of the sidewalk. After staff goes back in the building, you may go to the table and pick up your items. Please return materials in the outside drop box to the left of the front door.
The library is partially reopening following the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Guidelines for Library Service Level 3 and the South Milwaukee Library Board. We will reopen on Monday, June 1st with limited services such as computer use, copying, faxing, notary, and getting a new card or converting an e-Card. Additional services within Library Service Level 3 will be added when it it safe to do so. We will continue to provide curbside pickup, virtual programming, and digital resources.
Our priority will continue to be the health and safety of the community and library employees. Thank you for your patience, understanding, and support. We look forward to seeing you again.
Details will be provided as soon as they are available.
WHEN ARE MY LIBRARY MATERIALS DUE?
All library materials currently checked out have had their due dates extended to June 15th, 2020. Please return materials in the outside drop box to the left of the front door.
HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR A LIBRARY CARD?
If you do not have a library card, sign up online at https://countycat.mcfls.org/selfreg for an e-card and access electronic resources immediately. E-cards cannot be used to check out physical materials. Once the library opens, an e-card can be converted to a library card.
HOW DO I RENEW MY LIBRARY CARD?
Library cards set to expire between September 1, 2019 and May 31, 2020 have been extended to October 31, 2020. If your library card expired prior to September 2019, please call the library at (414) 768-8195 to renew your card.
WHAT E-RESOURCES ARE AVAILABLE WITH A LIBRARY CARD?
Take advantage of our electronic resources found at https://smlibrary.org/eresources, including OverDrive/Libby, hoopla, RBDigital, Pressreader Newspapers, Gale Courses, Transparent Languages and more.
For more information and additional updates, please visit:
- South Milwaukee Public Library Website: https://smlibrary.org/
- South Milwaukee Public Library Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources Page: https://smlibrary.org/news-and-announcements/coronavirus-resources/
- South Milwaukee Public Library Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SouthMilwaukeePublicLibrary
- City of South Milwaukee Website: https://smwi.org/
- City of South Milwaukee Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/southmilwaukeewi/
- Milwaukee County Federated Library System (MCFLS) Website: http://www.mcfls.org/covid-faq.asp
LAST UPDATED: 5/20/2020