Extend Your Reach with Public Library Collections

January 31st, 2011

Madison Public Library invites all Madison residents to sign up for its free library card. This additional library card will give you access to the public library system’s materials and resources which include its research databases, job and business resources, magazines, media, and popular reading collections.

Each Madison branch location, and its surrounding network of county libraries, supports a special collection of resources. See the list of libraries and collections. For instance, close to campus, the central branch (201 W Mifflin) boasts a small business collection and Monroe Street (1705 Monroe) a robust collection of audio books.

While campus and public library systems are not set up for mutual book retrieval and return, there are many public branch libraries throughout the city to make for a convenient visit. Within its own network of libraries, resources can be delivered to the branch location nearest to you.

The public library system is a great way to extend your reach to library materials and to supplement that which you obtain from our campus system.

For more information on signing up for a library card, visit one of Madison’s nine public branch libraries or visit its FAQ page for borrowing materials.