In-person Library Use


Services currently offered

In-person visits

Library visitors are allowed inside the library to look for books and movies. Those 8 and under must be accompanied by a caregiver 14 years or older. Check our hours page for available times. Masks are required.

Library computers, copier, scanner, printer

Library computers can be used for up to 1 hour a day. The public copier, scanner, and printer are also available. Those 11 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Check our hours page for available times.

Curbside pickup

The curbside pickup table is in the back parking lot. Visit our curbside pickup page for more details. Curbside pickup is available during our open hours.

Requesting items from the Platteville Public Library

Visit our “How do I request items?” page or call us to request a book, movie, or other item.

Requesting items from other libraries in the Southwest Wisconsin Library System

Visit our “How do I request items?” page or call us to request a book, movie, or other item. Requested items from other libraries will take at least one full week (or longer) to arrive.

Returning items

The outside bookdrop is open 24/7. The bookdrop is built into the South side of the building and is visible from the library/hotel parking lot. The inside library bookdrop is now available during library hours.

Library assistance by phone

Call us during our open hours to talk to library staff.

Digital library

E-books and audiobooks are available 24/7 through the Libby or OverDrive app. Call us to help you get set up.


Wi-Fi is available outside the library from 4 am – 10 pm. Park in the small parking lot next to the building on Elm St or in our large back parking lot near the building for the strongest signal.


The Telegraph Herald, Wisconsin State Journal, Platteville Journal, Tri-County Press, Grant County Herald Independent, and The Country Today are available for to read in the library.

Meeting rooms

Meeting rooms are available. Call the library or visit our room reservation page to reserve the meeting rooms.


Some tables and chairs are available.

Virtual and outdoor programs

Check our calendar of events for information about our programs.

Grab & Go projects

Look for our weekly Grab & Go projects for children and adults next to the checkout desk inside the library.

Microfilm reader

The microfilm reader is available during library hours.

Services on hold

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