Temporary Library Cards

We realize that many people who might want to use our online library resources, like Overdrive or Libby. may not have a library card. We created a way to get you a library card number. This is going to be a temporary solution until we re-open. Once we are open again, you can convert this to a permanent library card. Click on the library card to apply.

Library is closed

Effective at 9:00 AM, Monday, March 16th, the Lodi Public Library will close to the public to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. This closure will remain in effect until at least April 13th or further notice.

Our library has always been about community and this decision was made out of the utmost concern for the health, safety, and well-being of library patrons, staff, and the community at large.

During the closure, library patrons should keep the items they have checked out. There will not be any fines or fees assessed to late materials when we re-open. Updated to add that all loans in the system now have a due date of May 1, 2020, this doesn't include any items already marked lost. We have extended the hold dates for materials that people have reserved so that they have access to them when we re-open.

We look forward to serving you again in the spring. Until then, you can find updates on our website and Facebook page. You can access eBooks and eAudiobooks through OverDrive and Libby. Click on the links for more information. You can also contact us through email with any questions or concerns.

Alex: aleclair@lodipubliclibrary.org

Staff: staff@lodipubliclibrary.org

More Online Books

logo for internet archive's national emergency library

The Internet Archive created a National Emergency Library to serve the nation’s displaced learners. Users will be able to borrow books from the National Emergency Library, ensuring that students will have access to assigned readings and library materials that the Internet Archive has digitized for the remainder of the US academic calendar, and that people who cannot physically access their local libraries because of closure or self-quarantine can continue to read and thrive during this time of crisis.  

All you have to do, is click on the link and search for a book. Once you've selected the book, there will a prompt for you to log-in and borrow a digital copy of the book. The log-in screen will give you a link to use to create an account. Once you've done that, you can log-in and borrow books.


Online Learning Resources

We have many online learning resources available here. https://www.lodipubliclibrary.org/online-learning-resources

Check them out and see what wonderful new things you can learn!

Updated Unemployment/Financial Resources Information

General Information:

The Department of Workforce Development set up an information page regarding COVID-19 related layoffs and Unemployment Benefits, Click here for more information.

Specific to Columbia, Dane and Sauk Counties.

Due to the "Safer at Home" order, all job center buildings are closed to the public. The phone lines and websites are still open. Please click here for details.

Job center staff are unable to answer questions about specific unemployment benefits claims. Folks are encouraged to visit the unemployment website: https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/uiben/, or call the toll free number 844) 910-3661 (wait times may be long). 

Phone numbers for South Central: (608) 242-4881 for Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Jefferson, Marquette, and Sauk Counties.

Other Financial Help

UW-Extension has set up a financial resources page regarding hardship due to COVID-19, Click here for more information.

Coronavirus Information

The wonderful Librarians at the Madison Public Libraries put together this helpful set of Covid-19 resources, available in many languages.

Information Sources

Public Health of Madison & Dane County

Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Español | 中文

World Health Organization
Español | 中文 | Русский | Francais | العربية


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