Current Services

Current Services

Help us keep the library safe for everyone. 

  • The library is following CDC guidelines on masking: Masks are strongly recommended regardless of vaccination status.
  • Masks are available upon request at the Service Desks.
  • Please maintain a physical distance of six feet with everyone.
  • Please do not come to the library if you are feeling sick or have COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Children must stay next to a parent or guardian at all times.

While the South Milwaukee Library is doing everything possible to keep the library building clean and sanitary, the Library cannot guarantee a germ-free environment and is therefore not liable for any illnesses that may be contracted from the Library environment.

What we currently offer:

Free Services:

  • DMV Practice Tests & Handbook
  • Curbside Pickup
    • No appointments required! Please call (414) 768-8195 when you arrive. A staff member will check your hold items out for you and bring them out to your vehicle.
  • Browsing & in-house checkouts
  • Reference assistance
  • Computer access
  • Free WiFi (we extended our WiFi & now reaches our parking lot!)
  • Seating/table availability
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24/7 book drop access
  • In-person & take home programming
  • Children’s programming
  • Study room access
  • Our new board game collection!
  • Volunteer opportunities

Paid Services

  • Book Nook sale
    • We are also accepting donations for the sale.
  • Printing
    • $0.15 per black & white page
    • $0.50 per color page
    • See our Printing page for mobile printing information & links
  • Faxing
    • $1 per page, one sided copies only
  • Notary services
    • Free for South Milwaukee residents & $1 per page for non-residents
    • Please call ahead to ensure we have a notary on staff the day you want to come in

What we cannot offer at this time:

  • Play areas & toys for children

Due Dates & Library Card Information

When are my materials due?

Check your CountyCat account for due dates. Please note that returned materials are no longer being quarantined before they are checked in.

Your library materials may be able to be renewed if not on hold with another patron. Materials can be renewed through your CountyCat account, and by phone at (414) 277-0183 (automated 24/7 renewal) or (414) 768-8195 (South Milwaukee Public Library).

How do I sign up for a library card or convert and e-card to a physical card?

If you signed up online for an e-card or started the library card registration process online at CountyCat, stop by the library to convert your e-card into a physical card. For more information on signing up for a library card, please visit our Policies page.

How do I renew my library card?

Stop by the library to renew your library card or renew your card online. For more information on renewing your library card, please visit our Policies page.

What e-resources are available to me with my library card?

Take advantage of the electronic resources found on our E-Resources page, including OverDrive/Libby, hoopla, Gale Courses, Transparent Languages, and more.

Additional Resources

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