Library Services Available through the Iron River Public Library:
*Reference and Loan Services
*Wisconsin System Services
*Northern Waters Library Services
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Free Informational Training and Classes!
For regular updates concerning dates and times check the homepage. Past and future classes cover a wide variety of topics including Facebook, e-books, downloading photos, Microsoft (Word, Publisher, Excel, PowerPoint). We’re always open to suggestions about future content for classes. We also have free informational guides for each of these technologies if you would like to learn on your own!
- Summer Reading Program
- Dr. Seuss Day
- Clothes for Kids
- Craft Activities for Kids
- Star Wars Day
Summer Reading Program Events(all events are at the Library unless otherwise noted)
Copier, FAX Machine, Scanning
Copy Machine (black & white) - $.15 per one-sided page
Fax Machine - $1.00 per page sending or receiving
[fax number (715) 372-5456]
Scanning - free!
Please ask library staff for assistance with faxing and scanning.
High-Speed Internet Computers
We have six high-speed computers with Internet access as well as two laptop computers that can be used within the library building only. For users who do not have a Northern Waters library card, library staff can issue a temporary card for computer access only. This card is valid for one week.
Printing in black & white and color is available from the library's computers for a nominal fee: $.15 B&W and $.30 color.
Wireless Internet Access
Our Wi-Fi network is free and unrestricted and is available to any wireless devices within range. Please use appropriate caution, as the library is not responsible for securing the data transmitted over our Wi-Fi network. No password is required, but users must agree to the Wi-Fi policy before using the Internet. The Wi-Fi network is available 24/7.
Available for 3-Week Check-out: Nook, Nook Color, and Kindle Fire
As a member of Northern Waters Library Service, our patrons not only have access to materials from nearly 30 Northland libraries, but also have access to Wisconsin's Reference and Interlibrary Loan service. If you cannot find something in our system please fill out a "WISCAT Request Slip" at the library, call in, or email your request to a librarian. We will attempt to find your requested item and order it from another library.
Your Privileges through System Services:
Iron River Public Library is a member of the Northern Waters Library Service (NWLS), a library system that encompasses a large geographic area as far north as Bayfield extending south all the way down to Shell Lake, east to Sayner, and west to Grantsburg. As a Northern Waters member our patrons have access to nearly thirty libraries without having to drive to member libraries! When ordering material through the Merlin Catalog simply specify your library of choice to have materials delivered to a Northern Waters library near you.
Furthermore, if you are a rural resident in a remote location or have a disability or transportation limitation that inhibits your ability to visit the library you may be eligible for the mail-a-book-service. Please visit the following website for an application: http://nwls.wislib.org/index.php/for-patrons/mail-a-book-service
Rural Book-Drops and Weekly Pick-up Schedules:
Glidden – Northern State Bank (outside) – Wednesday 2:20 p.m.
Barnes – Town Hall (outside) – Wednesday 11:15 a.m.
Cornucopia – Ehler’s Store (outside) – Wednesday 10:00 a.m.
Mason – Post Office (outside) – Wednesday 4:00 p.m.
Port Wing – Cottage Cafe (outside) – Wednesday 10:15 a.m.
Siren – Main Street Market (outside) – Wednesday 12:30 p.m.
Town of Scott – A& H Market (outside) Hwy A&H – Wednesday 2:00 p.m.
Brule – Cenex gas station (outside) – Friday 10:50 a.m.
Gordon – Post Office (lobby) – Wednesday 11:30 a.m.
Poplar – Poplar Hardware (outside) – Wednesday 2:00 p.m.
Lake Nebagamon – Library (outside) – Wednesday 2:00 p.m.
Solon Springs – National Bank of Commerce (lobby) – Monday 1:00 p.m. and Thursday 9:00 a.m.
Birchwood – The Store (outside) – Wednesday 10:45 a.m.
Minong – Links IGA Country Foods (outside) – Wednesday 12:00 noon
NWLS Member Hours and Contact Information:
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