Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

Welcome to the official website of the City of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin!

We are currently developing service models to continue to provide essential library services while our physical building is closed.

Have a question? Contact us by phone at 920-887-4631, email infodesk@beaverdamlibrary.org, text 66746 (start your question with askbdcl)
or message us on the library’s Facebook page. Staff are monitoring and responding to voicemails, emails, texts, Facebook comments.

Please see the UPDATED Library Response for more information on the library closure.

Keep it Home Until the Library Reopens Update  Virtual Library Card

Thank you for helping us Transform!

Today's libraries strengthen communities and transform lives every day. The Beaver Dam Community Library is a popular destination that connects a diverse community to educational and cultural resources that enrich lives through free library cards. From technology and job resources to materials for all ages, your library provides access to services and programming to meet the needs of our community. 

Visit your community library today!

Sue Mevis,
Library Administrator

Library
311 N Spring St
Beaver Dam, WI 53916
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  • Phone: (920) 887-4631
  • Text 66746 and start your question with askbdcl
  • Staff Directory
  • Office Hours:
    Monday-Friday 9am-8:30pm; Saturday 9am-5pm; Closed Sunday
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Recent News

  • Absentee Voting Spring 2020
    To reduce the spread of COVID-19, health officials have recommended precautionary measures to avoid large crowds. Let's make this a safe and successful election by participating in absentee voting. The goal is 100% abse...
  • City of Beaver Dam COVID-19 Updates
    CLOSED - City Hall (except to Absentee Voting), Community Library, The Watermark
  • Library Response to COVID-19 - March 15, 2020
    All due dates for library items currently checked out will be extended to April 30 and remember, we are now a fine-free library. Our outdoor book drops will remain open during this time. However, if you have any symptom...

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About the Library
About the Library

About the Library

Beaver Dam public library service has enriched and sustained the community for over 130 years. Opening in 1884, our library was the first library in the United States to have an "open stacks" policy, allowing borrowers to browse and pick books.

Learn More About the library >

Online Catalog
Online Catalog

Online Catalog

Libraries transform and provide opportunities. Library cards give you access to books, movies, music, magazines, video games, ebooks, digital resources, and more.

Don't have a library card? Get one and check something out! Log into My Account to renew items;  view your holds; pay bills; place holds; etc.

Locate Materials-RENEW-Place Holds-Pay Fees + More >

Digital Library
Digital Library

Digital Library

Instantly borrow digital movies, music, eBooks, eAudio and more, 24/7 with your library card. Signing up is free and easy. 

Borrow Digital Content >

Resources + Research + Services
Resources + Research + Services

Resources + Research + Services

Get to know your library, its history, and the services it provides! Search online databases; learn more about special collections including local history and genealogy; and study aids. Plus library policies, forms, FAQs and more.

Investigate Today >

Recommendations
Recommendations

Recommendations

The Library offers several ways to connect you with just the right book, music, or movie. Browse our lists, links, newsletters... to see what treasures you will discover!

Start the Hunt Today >

Virtual Programs
Virtual Programs

Virtual Programs

Find information on Virtual Programs for all ages-adults, children, teens and tweens.

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Library Blogs
Library Blogs

Library Blogs

What's happening at your library? Looking for something good to read; a good movie or TV series; a great audiobook with a reader you love; or something totally different? Do we have ideas for you! Library Happenings & Totally Awesome Stuff are just a click away.

Bits, Books, and Bytes Ahead >

Children & Families
Children & Families

Children & Families

There's something for every age and stage at the library!

Explore, Read + Play >

Teens & Tweens
Teens & Tweens

Teens & Tweens

Read, listen, learn, watch and engage with print and digital materials and services for young people.

Learn, Connect + Discover >

Español / Spanish
Español / Spanish

Español / Spanish

Los recursos de la biblioteca para hispanohablantes están disponibles. Library resources for Spanish speakers are available.

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