Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

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

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Questions? Call 920-887-4631 and press 3, email circdesk@beaverdamlibrary.org, or text 66746 (start your question with askbdcl).

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- 7pm | Saturday 9am-4pm | Sunday Closed
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Recent News

  • Beaver Dam Community Library August 2023 Report
    Transforming Lives, Strengthening our Community - The adventure continues with passes for checkout to area attractions. Relevant statistics round out the monthly report.
  • 2023 Summer Library Program Summary
    Transforming Lives, Strengthening our Community - See what happened at our Summer Library Program this year. Includes program statistics from throughout the summer.
  • Beaver Dam Community Library July 2023 Report
    Transforming Lives, Strengthening our Community - Featuring YTD comparisons and our Dementia Friendly Organization certification. Ribbon cutting and reception are Tuesday, 8/22 at 4pm. The public is invited.

Links

  • 2022 Summer Library Program Overview
    Read Beyond the Beaten Path this summer from June 1 to August 13, 2022 with your library. Programs and events from the all ages reading program to the Library Book Club for adults, from Storytime for babies and children...
  • Library Fine Free FAQ
    Yes, you do still need to return your library items. Read our Fine Free FAQ for more information.
  • Library Board Agendas & Minutes
    Quick Link to Library Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes!
  • Library Blogs
    Quick Link to Library Blogs! News, tips and what's happening at the Library. Plus Awesome items from you and us!
  • Library Documents
    Quick link to Library Documents!
  • Library Information & Request Forms
    We have gathered all of our forms in one place for your convenience. Additional forms are under development.
  • Library Policies
    Quick Link to Library Policies. The Library Board develops policies that meet the needs of our community!
  • Library Reports
    Quick Link to Library Reports.
Online Catalog
Online Catalog

Online Catalog

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. Libraries transform!

 

Library Events & Activities
Library Events & Activities

Library Events & Activities

Do you know what your Library offers, beyond books and media? Explore our programs and services to find skill-building resources, virtual programming opportunities, and much more. All ages-adults, children, teens and tweens covered.

Digital Library
Digital Library

Digital Library

Instantly borrow digital movies, music, eBooks, eAudio and more, 24/7 with your library card. Magazines now available thru Overdrive and Libby. Signing up is free and easy.  If you do not have a library card, sign up for a Virtual card on the library catalog website.

hoopla the Library's premiere digital service has even more to offer. Available via web, mobile, and more.

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.

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.

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!

Children & Families
Children & Families

Children & Families

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

Teens & Tweens
Teens & Tweens

Teens & Tweens

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

Español / Spanish
Español / Spanish

Español / Spanish

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

Learning Resources
Learning Resources

Learning Resources

Trusted home learning resources to support youth and families through life-long education. Elementary, Middle, and High School resources can be found here. If you are just looking for something to do the Boredom Busters content may just fit the bill. Ask a Librarian about our Book Bundle request service your next library visit.