Borrowing at Lester Public Library
The most powerful card in your wallet is your library card. It provides free access to a world of information and resources.
There are many ways to borrow from the library. You may still borrow things traditionally by dropping in, browsing the shelves, and checking out. You also have access to digital content that you can use without ever leaving your home, office or the deck chair at your vacation property in the Bahamas. All you need is a library card.
Books, Movies, Music & More
Lester Public Library is proud to offer a fabulous selection of popular materials for your enjoyment. With over 70,000 regular and large print books, over 8,500 movies–including the newest releases, a wide variety of popular magazines and music, and oodles of books for kids and teens we’re sure you’ll find something to please everyone in your family. Need a recommendation? Click here.
E-books and e-audiobooks are available to Lester Public Library patrons through Wisconsin’s Digital Library. To get started you’ll need a valid library card with less than $10.00 of fines; you’ll also need a PIN number, typically the last four digits of your phone number. If you need to change your phone number, inquire about a bill, or renew an expired card, please call (920)793-8888 for assistance.
Books and audiobooks can be downloaded to a wide variety of computers, tablets, readers and phones–including Kindles, Nooks, iPads, iPhones and many android devices. To see if your device is supported, please visit the Device Resource Center.
If you need help setting up your device or have trouble downloading materials, please stop by the Help Desk or call (920)793-7114 to arrange for a 1-on-1 computer class.
The Lester Public Library is pleased to offer an exciting new online product called Zinio for Libraries. This wonderful service will allow you to download magazines to your smart phone, tablet, or computer and enjoy them any time you want—for FREE.
You will be able to check out as many magazines, current and back issues (if available), as you’d like and keep them as long as you’d like; no need to return them and no overdue fines, no matter how long you keep them.
To get started click on the Zinio logo, or read the User Guide if you want step by step instructions.
Some of the magazines we offer through Zinio:
Wiscat is the state-wide shared library catalog that allows us to borrow items through interlibrary loan. If you are not finding what you want in our local library catalog, you can search state-wide to see if another library in Wisconsin owns it. If you find what you’re looking for, call (920)793-7114 or email the library at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll order it for you.
BadgerLink provides access to licensed content such as magazines, newspapers, scholarly articles and databases not available through regular search engines such as Google. These authoritative resources are perfect for students, genealogists and researchers.
Get A Library Card
It all starts with your card. Whether you’re new to the area, a long term visitor, or need a replacement card–we’ve got you covered.
Loan Periods & Late Charges
Books, music CDs and audio-books may be borrowed from the library for 3 weeks. They may be renewed, if no one else is waiting for the item. For adult borrowers, there is a $.20 per day fee for items that are returned late; for children the fee is $.10 per day.
DVDs have a one week checkout period and a $1.00/day per movie late fee for borrowers of all ages. They may be renewed for a second week if no one is waiting for the item. There is a limit of 7 DVDs per card.
You may have up to 75 items checked out per card.
Suggest a Purchase
Can’t find what you’re looking for? Please fill out this form and we will look into ordering it for you. You must possess a local library card to make purchase suggestions.
Looking for a good book? Read everything by your favorite author and you’d like to find something similar? Just ask us, we’re always happy to talk books! We’ve got the tools and the training to help you find just what you’re looking for.
Can’t get in to the library? Need help after hours? Click here for some resources to get you started.