About the Library

Get information about the Village of New Glarus.


Site for New LibraryLibrary Staff:


Lauren White


Assistant Director:

Erica Loeffelholtz


Children's Librarian:

Ignacia Boersma


Library Assistant:

Rachel Holcomb


Library Pages:


Katie Hartman

Sue Moss



Check it out!

  • Books
  • Magazines
  • Compact Discs
  • Books on CD
  • DVDs
  • Large Print Books
  • Children's Kits
  • Computer Software
  • DVD Player
  • Magnification Devices
  • Watt meters

Use Your Library!

  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Preschool story times
  • Summer Library Program
  • Public access computers
  • Exam proctoring
  • Photocopying (20 cents per page for black & white; 50 cents per           page for color)
  • State job listings
  • Tax forms
  • Newspapers
  • Local genealogy & history materials
  • Adult programming
  • In-house reference service
  • Children's computer with games
  • Word processing computer

Your Library Card

  • Driver's license or other photo ID with proof of current address required.
  • Under 18: parent or guardian signature required.
  • Cards honored at all Adams, Columbia, Dane, Green, Portage, Sauk & Wood County Public Libraries & beyond.
  • Lost cards cost $1 to replace.

Teacher Cards

  • Teachers who already have an SCLS library card in good standing are also eligible to apply for a teacher card.
  • School ID required.
  • Teacher cards allow you to check out materials for use in the classroom.  These materials do not accrue overdue fines, though fees for lost or damaged items still apply.
  • Teacher cards are good for one year, and may be renewed at the start of each new school year.

Loan Periods for Equipment

  • Watt Meter—2 weeks
  • Magnification Devices - 2 weeks

Return of Library Materials

  • Materials may be returned at New Glarus Public Library, or at any other public library in Green, Dane, Sauk or Columbia County.
  • An outside book drop is provided for the return of materials outside of library hours.  All library items, including DVDs and CDs, may be returned in the outdoor book drop.
  • Materials returned after hours will not be checked in until the following work day.

Due Dates, Fines, Policies

  Checkout Overdue Fines Renewals

4 weeks

(New Adult Fiction: 2 weeks)

10¢/day Yes (if no waiting list)
DVDs 1 week $1/day Yes (if no waiting list)
Magazines 2 weeks 10¢/day Yes (if no waiting list)
Books on CD 4 weeks 10¢/day Yes (if no waiting list)
Computer Software 2 weeks 10¢/day Yes (if no waiting list)
Music CDs 2 weeks 10¢/day Yes (if no waiting list)

Library Card is required for checkout.
If your card is lost, notify the library right away.
Do not allow others to use your card.

  • Most items may be renewed if they are not needed by another patron. Renewals may be made by phone, in person, or on-line.
  • Holds may be placed by phone, in person, or on-line.
  • We do not limit the number of items a patron may check out, but no patron can have more than 100 items checked out on his or her card.
  • Overdue fines may be paid with cash or check.  Sorry, at this time we cannot accept credit or debit cards.  (We do charge a $30 fee for all NSF checks.)

Overdue Notices

Overdue notices are sent out when material is 14 days overdue; a second notice is sent out when items are 28 days overdue.

Interlibrary Loan

The library has direct access to the holdings of the other South Central Library System libraries, with delivery of materials to and from system libraries. An additional extensive interlibrary loan network expands our library's ability to access the materials you need.


Contributions, memorials and gifts are always needed and very much appreciated. Contact the library for more information.