After continuing to watch the COVID-19 situation closely, the Portage County Public Library will close the Library doors to the public at all branches beginning Tuesday morning, March 17th. The reopening date is undetermined. If you currently have Library materials in your possession, please keep them until we reopen. Due dates will be extended. During this time, digital materials will be available at https://www.pocolibrary.org/digital-books-movies-and-music and new or expanded services will be listed on this page. For questions, you can currently contact us Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10am to 1pm at 715-346-1548 or email us at any time.
New and Expanded Library Resources:
- Curbside Pickup will begin on April 27th. Find more details here.
- Tumble Books - ebooks and audiobooks for kids and teens
- RomanceBookCloud - a collection of romance novels for adults
- hoopla - We have increased our monthly checkout limit from 5 to 10
- Youth and Family Resources - includes online programs and digital books
- Ancestry Library Edition - now available from home until further notice
- NewspaperArchive - 300 million page newspaper collection temporarily available through BadgerLink until June 15th. Includes a large selection of Stevens Point newspapers from 1853-1977.
- Don't have a library card? Get one from home by filling out our online form.
- All tax appointments scheduled at the library have been cancelled and the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has suspended their service until further notice. Please call the United Way at 211 or 715-848-2255 for the most up-to-date information and to see if you qualify for other tax assistance.
- The tax filing deadline has been extended to July 15th.
More information on COVID-19:
- Portage County - Daily press releases, Division of Public Health Situation Reports and general information.
- Wisconsin Department of Health - information on outbreaks in Wisconsin
- CDC Website - includes symptoms, preparation recommendations and situation reports
- Department of Workforce Development - Information on unemployment during the pandemic
- SBA (U.S. Small Business Administration -Low-interest disaster loans for small businesses impacted by COVID-19
- United Way/211 - Assitance finding food, paying housing bills, accessing childcare or other essential services