La Crosse WI Library

Find La Crosse, Wisconsin libraries, such as state, town, city, public, private, college and university library branches. Libraries provide information on applications, borrowing books, ebooks, library programs, online databases and research.

Dairyland Power Cooperative 3200 East Avenue South La Crosse WI 54601 608-788-4000

La Crosse Public Library 800 Main Street La Crosse WI 54601 608-789-7100

North Community Library 1552 Kane Street La Crosse WI 54603 608-789-7102

South Community Library 1307 16th Street South La Crosse WI 54601 608-789-7103

About La Crosse Libraries

La Crosse Libraries are institutions that stores and make available collections of books, periodicals, electronic databases, and other information sources to either the general public or a specific group of patrons in La Crosse, WI. Library collections may also include musical recordings, films, and other cultural materials. In addition to making their physical and electronic collections available to patrons, La Crosse Libraries organize and sponsor a wide range of programs and activities that complement their collections.

You may contact the Library for questions about:
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  • La Crosse Library catalogs and collections
  • Library research facilities and databases
  • La Crosse Library cards
  • Library programs and events
La Crosse Public Libraries

La Crosse Public Libraries are La Crosse County or local government operations. While registration and a La Crosse library card are usually required, access to most of the materials and services offered at a Public Library is generally free. Physical items may be borrowed and electronic materials accessed without an additional fee. While registration and the issuance of a card may be limited to residents of the jurisdiction served by a Public Library, most Libraries honor cards from other Public Libraries near La Crosse and many participate in programs that allow for inter-library loans. In larger jurisdictions, the Public Library may consist of a main Library building with additional satellite facilities referred to as La Crosse Library Branches.

La Crosse Academic Libraries are typically housed at colleges and universities primarily for the benefit of students and faculty, though some may open their collections and services to residents of the surrounding communities. Wisconsin State Libraries primarily serve as repositories for state documents to support research by WI employees and legislators, though they are also open to the general public.

Special Library Collections

In addition to the general collections found in a La Crosse Public Library, special collections may be available that emphasize local history and institutions or unique aspects of the community. Special collections may have value as historical artifacts and may not be available for circulation outside of the Wisconsin Library facility.

La Crosse Public Library Programs

La Crosse Public Libraries make computers available on site for patrons' research activities and to provide access to their electronic databases and publications. Public Libraries also frequently offer programs and services that support patrons in job searches, La Crosse genealogy research, small business development, or legal research. Book readings by authors and a variety of entertainment events may also be presented, such as musical performances, poetry readings, and children's events.