Current Board of Trustees
The Madison Public Library Board of Trustees governs policy
for the library and insures taxpayer dollars are being spent effectively. Trustees are unpaid volunteers and serve seven-year terms. Each trustee brings to the board certain strengths, talents and personal experience that uniquely serve the library.
Shawn Douglas, President
Kathy Jackson, Vice President
Tim Behm, Secretary
Dave Van Dusen
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I do from home?
You can access your account on the internet to renew books, place holds, and do research. Go to "My Account" on our website. You will need your library card number and PIN
(Your PIN is the last four numbers of your phone number).
Can I use a computer at the library?
Yes, the library has computers for public use in the adult's
and children's areas. Sign up for one at the reference desk.
We offer free WiFi access for patrons who bring in a laptop.
Do you have a laminating machine?
No, we do not have a laminating machine for public use.
Do you have a FAX machine for public use?
We do have a FAX machine for public use. Cards for the FAX machine can be purchased at the check-out desk ($1.50 for
first page, $1.00 for each additional).
How long may I keep library materials?
Books, magazines, CDs, recorded books and puzzles—
3-week loan & renewable.
Children’s books, magazines, CDs, recorded books, puzzles—
3-week loan & renewable
DVDs—1-week loan & renewable
New DVDs. Blue-ray disks and computer games—
3-day loan & not renewable (no reserves).
Express Books—2-week loan & not renewable (no reserves).
How much are library fines?
New DVDs, Blue-ray disks and computer games (3-day) are $1 per day if overdue.
All other items are 10 cents a day if overdue, but there are no overdue fines on children's items.
A card will be blocked if fines reach $10, or if 10 or more
items are overdue.
How do I renew my library materials?
You may call and ask us to renew your materials, or you can
go to “My Account” on this website with your card number
and PIN, and renew the items yourself!
You may access the accounts of your minor children. You may access another person’s account only with that person’s card in hand.
How do I download audio books, music and movies?
The “Downloadables” link on our website takes you to the Clevnet E-media page where you will find complete
instructions for downloading books, music and movies.
Do you have tax forms?
Yes. We have many forms available during tax season. If
there is a form that we don’t have, we can print it from the internet for you at 10 cents per sheet.
How do I find activities at the library?
Click on the "Programs" link on our website and you will
find a list of upcoming events.
Can I return my materials to any library location?Madison Public Library is one of 37 libraries in the Clevnet consortium. You may return your materials to any Clevnet library, where they will be discharged and sent back to Madison Library. Book and AV drops on the west side of the building are open year round, 24 hours a day.
How do I get a library card?
Just bring in something with your name and current address
on it (like your driver’s license or a utility bill), fill out the registration form, and we will issue a card for you.
How old to you have to be to get a library card?Children can get a library card when they can sign their
names. A parent or legal guardian must sign for responsibility for any card issued to a minor under 18 years old. A parent may also sign to give their child permission to check out DVDs and computer games.
What are Net Notices?
You may sign up to receive e-mail reminders when it's time to return or renew items you borrowed. You can also receive
your account information each week by signing up here.
If you have any other questions, please call the library and we will be happy to answer them!
Nancy Currie, Director and Fiscal Officer
Shawna Martorana, Fiscal Officer, Admin. Asst.
Karen Gates, Public Relations
Karen Cannady, Circulation Manager
Melanie Lyttle, Head of Public Services
Special Services at MPL
Homebound: Patrons who are unable to get to the library may join our homebound program. A volunteer will deliver materials to anyone in the Madison community who cannot come to us. If you would like to sign someone up for the Homebound service, please talk with Carrie Svigel at the library.
Fast Favorites: Sign up for automatic holds on your favorite authors—we’ll call you when the books are here!
Teacher Cards: Teachers may obtain a separate library card to check out materials intended for classroom use. This card will be kept on file at the library. Ask for a pamphlet at the circulation desk that explains this and other services available to teachers.
Homeschoolers: Teacher cards are also available for homeschooling parents.
Interlibrary Loan: When MPL and the ClevNet library consortium do not own a book or other material that you need, we will try to obtain the item from another location.
Email Updates: You can receive library notifications via email, including holds that are available for you, overdue alerts, and account status updates. You can also receive reading lists and newsletters in your email from our Great Reads section.
Item Suggestions: Not finding the item you want in our catalog? Let us know what you are looking for by completing the Item Suggestion Form here.
General Suggestions: We have a suggestion box at the circulation desk, or you can make a suggestion here.