Viola Public Library

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

Viola Public Library Home

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 printing and copying needs.

  • The library will use the curbside materials & pickup scheduling service protocols for delivery and processing of jobs.
  • The library will provide up to five copies at no charge; if you wish to make a donation or payment for more copies, please deposit it in the book or DVD drop.
  • If you need copies from physical pages, they will need to be delivered to the library book drop and quarantined 72 hours before staff may handle them. Please ensure you schedule enough time for turnaround.
  • Pick-ups must 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 by Appointment

Entrance is by appointment only. Please call ahead at 608-627-1850.

Tue & Thur: 10am-11am-12pm           Wed & Fri: 5pm-6pm

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 contactless services.


Contactless Curbside Pickup

The library is offering curbside pickup of library materials, with certain limitations. Because of these limits, it will take time to meet demand. We thank you for your patience as we move forward with this process.

  • Pick-ups must be scheduled. Place requests with us 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 for items at: https://swls.agverso.com/.
  • To only see your home library materials: Your Account — Your Preferences — Default Scoping Level.  Change it to “Viola Materials”. Save. Now you will only see materials owned by Viola Library.  Change the settings back to see system-wide resources if you wish to use interlibrary loan.
  • 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. 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 a pick up.

Pickup Times: Pickup times will be scheduled every 15 minutes on Tuesday – Friday, 2-5 pm (If you cannot schedule during this time, please call us.)

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NOTE:  If you have a fever or do not feel well, do not come to the library to pick up your holds. 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 date/time, your items will be removed from your account at the end of the day and you will have to re-request these holds over the phone with our staff unless you call by the end of the day to make alternate arrangements.

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 )

These procedures must be followed 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.  If this occurs, our Curbside Service will be discontinued.

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 a minimum of 96 hours prior to being checked in, to ensure that there are no contagions on them.

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As the building is closed, large item donations are not accepted at this time. Staff cannot accept in-person returns. Please do not leave returns in the pick-up area, return items in the drops.


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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Viola Public Library, a NetSouthwest member of the Southwest Wisconsin Library System.