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Library Services

You don't need to actually go to your local public library to benefit from some of the many services offered by the libraries. You can benefit from the services offered by Wisconsin libraries using a computer. You can read full text articles from magazines, newspapers, books and other information sources as well as search library catalogs online. You can locate books, movies, and other materials to borrow and also ask a librarian for help. All this and more is available right now from anywhere you can connect to the Internet. All of these online services are free to users.

Read the full text of magazine and newspaper articles, find images, visit the Student Resource Center, or search through state and worldwide library catalogs.

Search a combined Wisconsin library catalog provided by the Department of Public Instruction.

Wisconsin Heritage Online
This online digital collection features documentary sources and cultural material from Wisconsin libraries, archives and museums. The first time using this free service you may wish to click on the "Sample Searches" link under the banner.

Ask A Librarian

Wisconsin state agency and services questions
If you have a general question or concern related to state agencies or services, please use this form to direct your question to a librarian in the State of Wisconsin who can provide you with answers and direct you to information that you may find useful. Just select CONTENT as the type of inquiry (it is the second choice from the top), then fill in your email address and question.
Other questions
Have a question? Need an answer? Librarians from around the country are available whenever you need information. This national consortium of librarians have the knowledge and tools to find the information you need. For local questions, you may get a faster response by contacting your local library. See the Wisconsin Library Directory below for links to libraries' web pages.

Wisconsin Library Directory

Academic Libraries
Public Library Directory
Public Library Websites
School Library Media Centers
State Government Agency Libraries

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