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As we progress through our phased reopening plans,  our primary focus is the safety of our users and staff, we are limiting the number of people in our public spaces at any one time and scheduling in-person services.  Our course of action is continually evolving as conditions change, in order to expand access to library services. 

Current Service Offerings: Grab & Go: Modified Browsing Services

If you don’t have a library card, but would like to access our digital services, request an e-card today.  If your library card is expired, please contact  or 608-789-7167 to update it. 

The Library has a variety of digital resources for your enjoyment, including:

  • OverDrive offers thousands of downloadable eBooks and audiobooks, available to anyone with a Winding Rivers Library System card* 
  • Hoopla offers City of La Crosse residents, with a valid library card the ability to stream thousands of movies and television shows, eBooks, audiobooks, comics or music.

Our youth services staff will be offering live storytimes via our social media page.  We also have a variety of digital resources specifically for children, including: 

  • OverDrive Kids offers thousands of great books for young readers
  • Wisconsin Media Lab offers multimedia educational content including Bill Nye the Science Guy episodes, online activities and more!

How has COVID-19 affected you? 

The La Crosse Public Library Archives is looking for community members to share their stories to add to our local historical record. The ongoing public health crisis due to the spread of COVID-19 impacts La Crossians as much as the rest of the world. How has your daily life changed? What precautions are you taking? How are you coping? This survey is meant to act as a journal entry. We invite you to use it cathartically, or for documentation purposes; it is up to you. You do not have to identify yourself, it can be completely anonymous if you would like. Thank you for contributing to our local history. 

Survey link:


    NEW 4/16/21

    The Boys & Girls Club of Greater La Crosse and Mayo Clinic Health System are teaming up to host free neighborhood COVID-19 vaccination clinics for those 18 and older.  Those interested in receiving the vaccine can sign up here, or call 608.782.3926.

    Upcoming Clinics:

    • Thursday, April 22, 2 to 6 pm (Terry Erickson Club-1331 Clinton St)
    • Thursday, April 29, 2 to 6 pm (Amie L. Mathy Center- 811 8 St S)
    • Thursday, May 6, 2 to 6 pm (Amie L. Mathy Center- 811 8 St S)

      For addtional information, please see:



    Bill Pay / Energy Assistance


    • Wisconsin officials have launched an “emergency internet” tool to help people find free broadband service during the coronavirus health emergency. 


    Mental Wellbeing


    Ways to Help


    World Health Organization

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Wisconsin COVID-19 Coronavirus Information

    Wisconsin Department of Health Services

    Wisconsin Health Connect

    Wisconsin Hospital Association Information Center

    La Crosse County Health Department

    City of La Crosse

    What You Can Do to be Proactive:
    In addition to staying home, the CDC recommends the following practices to decrease the spread of the virus:

    • Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
    • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces frequently
    • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze