Frequently Asked Questions

Library cards are available for free inside the library at the front desk. As a part of the Southwest Wisconsin Library System, your library card can then be used at all twenty-eight member public libraries and two branch libraries throughout our five-county service area.

The Blanchardville Public Library does not charge fines for overdue materials. However, if an item is lost or damaged, the patron is responsible for replacement costs. After a material is 4 weeks past-due it will then be moved to “lost” status, and a fine of the item’s total cost will be added to your account. Simply bringing back the item will clear this fine. Blanchardville patrons with fines exceeding $10 will have their library account blocked until fines are reduced to less than $10.

Individual libraries within the Southwest Library System and Wisconsin Catalog have their own fine policies.  Fines can still accrue for Blanchardville patrons through overdue books from a fine-imposing library. Blanchardville patrons visiting, borrowing materials, or requesting materials from other libraries will be accountable for those respective library loan-policies. 

There is currently no limit on items that can be checked out.

Everything in the library has a checkout period of 4 weeks and can be renewed for an additional 4 weeks if there are no holds on the item(s).

You can renew items in your library account under the “Items Out” tab. You can also talk to a staff member to renew your materials.

The library’s internet is available 24/7 and can be accessed in the library/village hall parking lot. The network is called “PublicLibrary,” and it doesn’t require a password.

Tax forms are available in the library a few months leading up to their deadline.  All tax forms are also available digitally at