Library Services

How to get a library card


  • To register for a library card, bring valid photo identification and proof of current address.
  • If your identification does not show your current address, please bring some other proof of residence such as a piece of recent mail (postmarked in the last 30 days), a check stub, utility bill, tax bill, or lease agreement.
  • Parents must sign the registration form for patrons under age 16
  • Your library card can be used in Adams, Columbia, Dane, Green, Portage, Sauk, and Wood counties, who are members of the South Central Library System and LINKcat.

Internet access and other public computing

  • Free wireless Internet (Wi-Fi) is available throughout the library.
  • The library offers 6 public computer workstations. Computers must be used according to the library's Internet Policy
  • Public computer workstations offer access to Microsoft Office and the Internet. 
  • Printing is available from all workstations. The cost is $0.10 per page, regardless of use of color or double-sided printing.

Materials available for loan

Brodhead Memorial Public Library purchases materials for loan in a variety of formats including hardcover, paperback, and large print books; DVDs and Blu-ray discs; audiobooks on CD; music on CD; and magazines. In addition, the library offers 9 newspapers for in-library use. 

If patrons are unable to find the materials they are looking for, requests for materials can be made for other SCLS libraries through LINKcat or through out-of-system Interlibrary loan by working with a staff member. 

Meeting & Study Rooms

Brodhead Memorial Public Library offers multiple spaces for patron meetings and study needs. The Program Room at the library is designated primarily for library-sponsored programming. However, this space is available for public use when it is not needed for library purposes. The Small Study Room and VFW Room are available for public use during open hours. Reservations for all meeting rooms can be made by calling the library at 608-897-4070.

If you are interested in reserving the program room:

  • Read the Program Room Policy.
  • The Program Room may be used for educational, informational, or cultural purposes as well as goverment and civic activities, presentations, workshops, and similar functions. 
  • Prohibited activities include charging an admission or registration fee and requesting donations or other monetary solicitations. Direct sales or private parties are not allowed.
  • Any damage to the entryway, Program Room, storage closet, hallway, and/or restrooms--or their contents--is the sole responsibility of the person completing the room reservation request. 
  • The Library Director or Assistant Director will review and confirm your request. Requests must be made with at least 24 hours notice. 


Exam Proctoring

Proctoring services can be arranged by contacting the Library Director. Appointments must be made at least one week in advance. Patrons interested in using our proctoring services should be prepared with at least three days/times. Appointments are subject to availability of staff. Prior to proctoring, patrons are responsible for providing the Library Director with all necessary documentation to obtain access to testing materials. 

Copying & Scanning

The library provides a color copier/scanner for public use. Copies cost $0.10 per page. Scanning is free, though patrons must have a USB drive. USB drives can be purchased at the library for $5.00. A flatbed scanner is also available in our computer lab. A photograph scanner is available in our Local History Room. Note: Brodhead Memorial Public Library does not offer faxing.

Homebound Book Delivery

Homebound Delivery is available to patrons residing in the City of Brodhead who are unable to come to the library for medical reasons. Please call (608) 897-4070 for more information on this service. 


Consultations & Reference

Librarians are available by appointment to help assist you with reference or technology questions.  Please call ahead to schedule at 608-897-4070. Some of the services we offer include:

  • Checking out eBooks from the library using Libby
  • In-depth Reference services
  • Orientation to using a computer, library-provided softwares, or equipment
  • Using eReaders (iPads, Kindles, Nooks, and other tablets)


Die Cut Machine

A die cut machine is available for public use. A complete set of alphabet dies and many other dies including animals, insects, flowers, holidays, and more are available. For a complete list of dies, visit the library.


Microfilm Reader

The Florence Mauermann Behrens Local History Room provides access to a microfilm reader. Brodhead Newspapers are available on microfilm from 1859 to 2002. Original papers are available from 2003 to the present.  Copies from the microfilm reader are $0.10.