General Information & Services

Patrons must come into the library and fill out a Borrower's Application. Library cards are issued free of charge. Birth date and driver's license or State I.D. are required on application forms. The person whose signature is on the card application is responsible for all materials borrowed from the library under that library card number according to the policies of the lending library. Applicants under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian sign the application form.  Library cards will be honored at any of the 30 Northern Waters Libraries in Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Sawyer, Vilas and Washburn Counties. 

We are part of the shared catalog of the Northern Waters Library Network. With a library card, patrons can directly request, renew, and check the status of items either checked out or on hold.

Using The Catalog with a library card, patrons can directly request, renew and can check the status of items either checked out or on hold. Patrons can either search just their home library or any or all the libraries within the Northern Waters Library Service.

The NWLN Catalog 

Presque Isle C.L. patrons have access to over 725,000 items in our automated Northern Waters Library Network system using interlibrary loan.  If an item you're looking for is not on our shelf or we don't own it, we can request the item from another library in the NWLN.

The WISCAT Catalog 

If it can not be found in any NWLN library, we can request the item through WISCAT; which is Wisconsin Resource Sharing. Patrons may view the catalog in WISCAT to find the desired item. However, it must be requested through your local library. If it is not found in WISCAT, your local librarian will request through our system headquarters, and the search will go nationwide. The item will be shipped to our library.  You just have to come in and check it out! 

Request Options 

You can order items in person, over the phone or through the Northern Waters Library Network online catalog.  Ask for assistance if you need help or you've never used this service before!

High Speed Internet and WiFi

The Presque Isle Library has 6 public computer stations. Each station is equipped with high speed internet access, and networked to a printer. To use a computer, please check in at the Circulation Desk. Each station may have 45 minutes uninterrupted time, and if there is no one waiting, there is no time limit. When all 6 computer stations are in use, we ask those on longer than 45 minutes to give up their spot if new patrons arrive who wish to use a computer.

We also offer WiFi. Feel free to bring in your laptops, and make yourself comfortable in any one of our reading nooks. We have electrical outlets available as well as lap trays to hold your computers. We keep our WiFi router on 24/7. For your convenience, when the library is closed you can log on to the WiFi in the front parking lot, or on a bench in the community garden.

We have a photocopier and charge $.10 a sheet for black-and-white copies, $.25 for colored copies. We can scan and email.

We also can send FAXes through the Town Office. $2.00 a sheet.

High-speed Internet computers are available for public use.

When the library is closed you can still log on to our public wireless highspeed Internet. The reception is best in the front parking lot. However, people have mentioned that they have connected from the community garden as well.