Library Services

By , April 7, 2015

Requesting Library Items–Books and More!

Libraries are associated in people’s minds with traditional books, printed on paper. We DO have and love traditional books, fiction and non-fiction, for babies, children, teens and adults.  We also offer many other library items for check-out: audio books, DVD’s, music CD’s and magazines

The Independence Public Library belongs to the Winding Rivers Library System. We do not belong to the WRLSWEB consortium and it’s shared catalog

  • Patrons can request items from the full WRLSWEB catalog to be sent to the Independence Public Library for pick-up.
  • Items are delivered four times a week; on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons.  You will be notified when your items arrive.
  • You can make requests from your home or office computer, or ask a library staff person to make a request for you.
  • If you cannot find an item you’re looking for, the library staff can search beyond the shared system catalog, in WISCAT, which allows us to search all catalogs in Wisconsin.
  • The loan period for books, audio books, and music is 3 weeks.  DVD’s, VHS, and magazines are one week.
  • An item can be renewed twice if  no one else has requested it.

Library Card

  • Your library card works at all the libraries in the WRLS system, which encompasses seven Wisconsin counties in our region.
  • Library cards are free.  Stop by and fill out the short registration form.  You will need a photo I.D. and proof of current address.
  • Children under 18 must have a parent or guardian sign the registration form in order to get a library card.
  • If your old library card has a bar code beginning with “A”, please stop by the library to get a new card.


  • The Independence Public Library has seven computers for public use.
  • All seven computers are connected to a printer, so that users can print from the Internet or print documents created on the computer.  The library charges 10 cents per page for this service.
  • If others are waiting to use a computer, there is a time limit of 30 minutes.
  • When using computers, please use the hand sanitizer provided, and remember to sign in on the clipboard.
  • Assistance using the computers and programs.
  • Free WIFI access, please ask the Librarian for the password.


  • Please ask the library staff if you need help operating the copier.
  • Copies are in black and white or color.
  • The library charges 10 cents per page for B&W and 50 Cents for Color prints.
  • The library does have a fax machine and charges $1.50 per fax.

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