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800 Borner Street North
Prescott, WI 54021
phone: 715-262-5555
fax: 715-262-4229


About the Prescott Public Library

Library Cards Children's Cards Lost Cards
Checkout Times & Fines Lost/Damaged Materials Interlibrary Loans
Donations Computers Photocopies & Printing
Fax Service Meeting Room Closed Days

Book Drop
The library has a book & video drop in the parking lot (east) side of the building.

Library Cards:
For Wisconsin residents, your library card is FREE.  The charge for non-residents (out-of-state) is $45.00.
Patrons must be registered and have a valid library card to borrow library materials. If you do not have your library card, you can use a current photo ID to check out one time.  You may not check out library materials without a library card or photo ID. 
Adults residing in Wisconsin may apply for a library card at the Prescott Public Library with a current Wisconsin Driver’s License or State ID.
The Prescott Library is part of the MORE library system, a group of libraries in west-central Wisconsin that share their collections. Library cards from the Prescott Public Library are valid at any participating MORE library.

Children's Cards:  Children age 5 and older may apply for their own card. A parent or legal guardian must co-sign the registration card, and is financially responsible for late fees, and fees for lost or damaged materials.

Lost Cards:  A patron who loses their card should notify the library as soon as possible to prevent fraudulent use of the card. There is a $1.00 charge for replacement cards.

Checkout Times and Fines:

Material Type Check-out
Can it be
per day†
New books
(fiction and non-fiction)
2 weeks Yes, twice $.10
Books 3 weeks Yes, twice $.10
Audio books 3 weeks Yes, twice $.10
Compact discs 3 weeks Yes, twice $.10
Magazines 1 week Yes, twice $.10
VHS Videos 1 week Yes, twice $.50
DVDs 1 week Yes, twice $.50
Wii Games 1 week Yes,  twice $.50









*Items that are on hold for other patrons or are on the reserve list can not be renewed.
Other MORE libraries may charge different amounts for late fees on their items. 

 Materials must be returned by closing time on the day they are due or a fine will be charged. There is a library material drop box on the East side of the building by parking lot.

No renewals on materials that have a hold or are on the reserve list. To renew an item, call the library at 715-262-5555; bring the item to the library; or renew the item through the MORE online catalog.

Lost or Damaged Materials

  • $2.00 charge for slight damage.
  • 100% replacement cost for materials that are lost or destroyed that are still in print, plus a $5.00 administration fee.
  • A minimum of $10 will be charged for materials that are out of print.

Interlibrary Loans
Materials not held by the Prescott Public Library or the other MORE libraraies may be available from another library.  Ask for assistance at the Circulation Desk.


  • The library does accept donations of materials that are less than 5 years old and are clean and in good condition.  Donated items become the property of the Prescott Public Library.  The library reserves the right to distribute, use, or dispose of donated materials.
  • The Prescott Public Library reserves the right to NOT accept donations for any reason.  A list of area organizations that accept donations of books and other materials is available at the circulation desk.
  • The library does not accept old sets of encyclopedias, old magazines, Reader's Digest condensed books, or textbooks.


The library has several public computers with access to the Internet, word processing & spreadsheet applications with Microsoft Office, magazine &  newspaper databases, and a Federal Tax form database which are always available while the library is open.  Login to the public computers with your library card number.  Library card holders may use Internet access computers for up to 2 hours per day.

Photocopies and Printing

The library has a coin-operated photocopy machine.  B&W copies are $.10 per page/side and color copies are $.50 per page/side.  The photocopy machine also doubles as our public color printer and accepts print jobs from the library's public computers for the same cost as photocopying.

Fax Service

The library can send or receive faxes.  Please ask for help at the circulation desk.  Sending faxes costs $.50 per page/side.  Receiving faxes costs $.10 per page/side.

Meeting Room

The library has a public meeting room that groups can use.  There is no charge for using the meeting room, but groups must fill out an application and bring it to the library before their meeting will be scheduled in the room reservation calendar.  Please contact the library at 715-262-5555 for more information or download the room reservation application here, fill it out and bring it to the library.

Closed Days

The library will be closed on the following days for holidays or staff development:


Monday, January 2 - New Year's

Monday, February 20 - Inservice

Friday, April 14 - Good Friday

Thursday, May 11 - Inservice

Monday, May 29 - Memorial Day

Tuesday, July 4 - Independence Day

Monday, September 4 - Labor Day

Friday, November 10 - Inservice

Thursday, November 23 - Thanksgiving

Friday, November 24 - Day after Thanksgiving

Friday, December 22

Monday, December 25 - Christmas Day


Jane Enright

Debra Chernohorsky
   Library Assistant

Susan Soberg

Carissa Langer

Danielle Welch
   Program Specialist

Lisa Imm
   Library Aide

Prescott Library
Board of Trustees

Charity Lubich

Kate Otto
Anne Kressly
Galen Seipel
Susan Oney
David Finley

The Board of Trustees meets on the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m.