Due to the high COVID-19 case activity in Sauk County, we are currently open by appointment only, while also offering curbside service. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 status in the local area to determine when we will be able to open the building to the public again.
Appointments for limited services are available for up to an hour, beginning on the hour Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m to 4 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Please note these hours differ from our curbside hours in order to give us time to sanitize.
In-Person Browsing by Appointment
Patrons are welcome to browse the collection by appointment. These appointments need to be made in advance and will be limited to one hour. Appointments will be available on the hour. If browsing with family members, please limit the number of people from your household to 3. Masks covering nose, mouth and chin are required. Ring the doorbell when you arrive.
Technology Use by Appointment
One computer will be made available in the library by appointment and will be limited to one hour. Appointments will be available on the hour. You may also schedule an appointment to enter the library for printing and copying. Masks covering nose, mouth and chin are required. Ring the doorbell when you arrive.
We offer contactless holds materials pick-up. Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Fridays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. by appointment and subject to staff availability.
We will continue to offer phone services, virtual programming, and outdoor wi-fi during this time. Please continue to take advantage of our many e-resources.
The best exterior wi-fi spots are the spaces along the street in front of the library, the first row in the parking lot, and the patio.
Returns will NOT be accepted at curbside pickup. Please do not leave returns on the cart or hand returns to staff. This is essential to maintain safe handling of all materials. The book drop is available for returns in the parking lot.
To support social distancing efforts, the library is operating with limited staff. Staff will fill your holds placed online as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience.
Follow these easy steps to pick up materials outside the front entrance of the library.
Step 1: Place your items on hold.
- Use our online catalog https://www.linkcat.info/ to search the catalog and be sure to set the pickup location as Sauk City-George Culver Community Library.
- If you’ve placed a hold and the item hasn’t been pulled, call us or email us.
- You may also call us at 608-643-8346 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will place the holds for you.
- You will be notified via email, text or phone when your hold is ready.
Step 2: Arrange a Pick-up time for your holds if you placed holds
- Contact the library by phone to arrange an assigned pick-up time that will work for you.
Step 3: Come to the library’s front door during your assigned pick-up time.
- Holds will be on a cart outside of the building for contactless pick-up.
- Your items will be labeled with your hold slip.
- Grab your items and enjoy!
For those with limited mobility, staff will place bagged items in your car trunk/hatch. Please let us know.
Weather may play a factor as to whether we can offer curbside pickup. If it is raining or other inclement weather, we may suspend the service
Except by appointment, the library remains closed to the public. If you need further assistance, library staff are here to help. Feel free to call 608-643-8346 or leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.