Hello library friends! DON’T PANIC, but due to the pandemic and extended loan periods, some billing notifications have been delayed. If you receive a billing notification for a long-overdue item, know that once items are returned, replacement fees will be removed from your account.
Please return your long-overdue items as soon as possible or call the library to speak to a staff person if you are unable to return your materials at this time. Know that we quarantine returned items for at least 96 hours (4 days) before they are checked in; this means that you may not see returned or billed items removed from your account immediately.
On Tuesday, March 17 at 6:00pm the Sparta Free Library building closed to the public.
On Monday, April 27 the Sparta Free Library instituted contact-less curbside pick up for items. Patrons may request items via email or phone and make an appointment for pick up.
On Monday, April 27, the Sparta Free Library re-opened the book drop and began taking returns of items.
On Tuesday, June 2, the Sparta Free Library initiated Phase One Re-Opening allowing patrons to schedule computer and printing appointments. Patrons may request an appointments by phone or email.
On Monday, August 10, the Sparta Free Library initiated Phase Two Re-Opening allowing patrons to schedule browsing appointments. Patrons may request appointments by phone or email.
Please note that although we will be taking numerous precautions, we cannot guarantee that library materials will be free from COVID-19.
Digital services continue to be available during this time, including e-books, downloadable audiobooks, and more! Wi-Fi continues to be available near the building.
The health and safety of our patrons and staff is a priority to the Sparta Free Library (SFL). We are working to stay on top of the evolving COVID-19 pandemic and will continue to follow the guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control, WI Department of Health Services, and the Monroe County Health Department.