Viola Public Library

~ In the heart of the Kickapoo Valley ~ Home of the Viola Horse & Colt Show ~ Come in and check us out! ~

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The Library is open to the public the following days/hours:

Tuesday/Thursday:     10:30-Noon & 2:30-4:00 pm

Wednesday/Friday:     2:30-6:00 pm

MASKS (full nose to chin cover) & Hand Sanitizing REQUIRED upon entry to keep all our patrons and staff safe. Computers and most library services are available at this time.

If you don’t wish to mask/sanitize, you may use curbside service. Please call 608.627.1850

In-person use is at patrons’ risk, please be considerate of others. Thank you!


If you are in need of quick access to a read,
take a look in the Sharing Library in front of the Community Building.
A variety of materials are available there.

Weather permitting, we will have our sales/donation cart out in front of the building. Please use the contactless curbside procedures when visiting. Use is at your own risk, please try not to handle items you don’t wish to take.


Contactless Curbside Copy / Print / Fax Services

The library offers curbside pickup for your print/copy/fax needs.

  • The library will use the curbside materials & pickup scheduling service protocols for delivery and processing of jobs.
  • Please deposit payment in the book or DVD drop.
  • Pick-ups can be scheduled using the curbside materials pickup procedures.

For more information, call or email the library at 608.627.1850 or violapubliclibrary@gmail.com .


Computer Use

Please come in during patron open hours or call for an appointment at 608-627-1850.

Use is at your own risk. Masks ARE mandatory.*
Sanitize hands before use. Staff computer assistance will not be available.
Thank you for helping keep everyone healthy!

* If you are unable to wear a mask due to health reasons, you are welcome to use our other curbside contactless services.


Contactless Curbside Pickup

The library offers curbside pickup of library materials.

  • Place requests by telephone (608.627.1850), email violapubliclibrary@gmail.com or through the online catalog (see below).
  • We are receiving interlibrary loan delivery from other libraries. Search the catalog here.
  • Five (5) items may be held at a time. If more are requested, the first five (5) items will be picked for you. Books, magazines, DVDs/VHS & audiobooks may be requested.
  • No patron/library staff face to face interaction is needed. Library staff must follow social distancing rules while in the library, thus limiting the number of curbside pick-up time slots.  Demand may be high, so it may take a day or two for staff to get back to you. We may need a day to pull your items and get them ready for pickup.

Scheduling: Call the Viola Library at 608.627.1850 to schedule your pick up.

Pickup Times: Pickup times can be scheduled during 15 minute intervals on: Tuesday/Thursday 10:30-12:00 & 1:30-4:30 and Wednesday/Friday, 2:30-6:30 pm; Saturday 10:00-12:00 (If you cannot schedule during these times, please call us.)

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NOTE:  If you have a fever or do not feel well, do not come to the library. Contact the library at 608.627.1850 to let us know you cannot make your pick-up.

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If you miss your scheduled pick up time, call by the end of that day to make alternate arrangements. If staff does not hear from you, the items will be removed from your account and you will have to re-request those holds.

If you no longer need your held items, please let us know asap by telephone or email and we will remove them from your account. (ph: 608.627.1850; email: violapubliclibrary@gmail.com )

Procedures when picking up your materials:

  • When you arrive, remain in your car until it is your time slot and no other patrons are picking up their materials.
  • At time of pick up, weather permitting, items will be placed on the chair outside of the library. If there is inclement weather, the “drop” location may be moved next to the entrance wall. Please call before arriving if weather conditions become questionable.
  • Proceed directly to the pick-up area, pick up your items and return to your vehicle or move away from the building.  Do not go through your items near the pick-up area.
  • Please do not loiter or congregate in front of the library.

The book & DVD drops will be available to return items.  Procedures:

  • Stay in your car and do not approach the return drop if another patron is returning items.
  • Place items inside the appropriate drop and move away as quickly as possible. Remember others are touching the drop handles, take precautions and sanitize appropriately.
  • All library materials on our shelves will be quarantined for 96 hours prior to being checked in, to ensure that there are no contagions on them.

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Staff cannot accept in-person returns, please use the regular inside and outside drop boxes for your returns. Please do not leave returns in the pick-up area.


What’s Your Library Story?

Tell us your story!

* Tell us why the library is important to you.
* Tell us about a favorite service or program that made a difference in your life.
* Tell how the library and staff are useful to you.

NOTE: Required fields include Your Library, Your Story, and the Permission check box

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