Phased Reopening Guidelines

Our Library Board has approved the following Revised Phased Reopening Guidelines. This document is reevaluated at each Board Meeting to make sure it reflects our local situation.

We are currently offering services in “Phase 2” of the Revised Phased Reopening Guidelines.

Meeting Room Policy

We offer a small meeting room for public use. Groups using the space may not be partisan political groups and cannot charge admission to their meeting. Reservations can be made online or by calling 608-938-4011. View our full meeting room policy online.

Materials Policies

The library has materials in a number of different formats: books, large print books, audio books, magazines, newspapers, CDs, DVDs, nooks, e-books and Internet access.

Your Library Card

  • Apply at the Library—no charge.
  • Under 16—parent or guardian signature required.
  • We are a fine free library.
  • Cards honored at all Adams, Columbia, Dane, Green, Portage, Sauk & Wood County Public Libraries and beyond.
    • If materials are checked out at a different library, you may be liabile for overdue fines based on their materials policy.

Loan Periods

  • 28 days—Books, audiobooks, CDs
  • 2 weeks—DVDs, new adult fiction, magazines, board games
  • 1 week—New DVDs
  • Up to 2 renewals per item may be made by phone, in person, or online
  • Reserves may be placed by phone, in person, or online

Return of Library Materials

  • Materials may be returned at the Monticello Public Library, or at any other public library in the South Central Library System
  • An outside bookdrop is provided by the Library on the east side of the building.

Outer Library Loan (OLL)

Materials not available locally may be requested through Outer Library Loan. Please visit our Outer Library Loan page for full details.

Digital Materials

Audiobooks and eBooks are available through the Wisconsin Digital Library.


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

Internet Safety & Computer Policy

The Library Board has approved the Internet Safety & Computer Policy to provide equitable computer access to citizens. 

The Library’s wired and wireless networks are filtered to comply with the provisions of the Children’s Internet Protection Act, the Neighborhood Children’s Internet Protection Act, and the Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act.