Library Closure Information

Library Closure Information (updated 3/24)

The DeForest Area Public Library is closed to the public until at least April 24 in accordance with Governor Evers' Safer at Home order. During this time, you can still access some of our resources and programs online.

Inquiries: Library staff members are available to provide assistance by email ( or Facebook messenger. The building and phones are not currently being staffed.

Due dates and returns: Due dates for all materials checked out in the South Central Library System have been extended until May 1, 2020. DeForest Library materials may be returned at any time using our outdoor book returns.

Materials on hold: We are not able to offer curbside or electronic pick up of materials on hold until April 24 at the earliest.

Public wifi: The library’s public wifi is accessible outside the building. The signal is strongest on the Library Street side, near the Children’s Room.

Free online services and resources: The library offers a variety of online services and resources for free at For example, patrons can use their library card and pin numbers to download ebooks and audiobooks through Overdrive and Libby and stream videos and TV shows through Kanopy and Kanopy Kids.

Online programs: We are offering and developing a variety of online programming. Ms. Emily, the Children’s Services Librarian, is offering live storytimes on Mondays and Wednesdays at 10 am. Qigong classes, book clubs, and the memoir writing group are also moving to online formats. We're looking forward to offering a community read, guest readers, and other new programs on our Facebook page. Please follow the DeForest Area Public Library Facebook page and visit the website ( for updates about additional resources and programming as they become available.

  • Overdrive and Libby: millions of e-books and digital audiobooks are at your fingertips
  • Kanopy: on-demand streaming of thousands of movies and TV shows
  • Mango Languages: learn a new languague all from the comfort of your home
  • New York Times: stay up to date on the latest news
  • Electronic lockers: call us at (608) 846-5482 to make arrangements to pick up materials using our outdoor electronic lockers

Please call us at (608) 846-5482 if you have any questions or if we can be of any assistance.