App Update

As of July 15, the LPL app is being retired and will no longer work; however, a NEW and improved app is coming September 18!  

Using your Card

Your Library Account

Don’t have a library card yet? You can request one online!

Get a Card


Manage your account online!

Log in to Your Account

After you log in, click your name in the upper right corner to access your account information.

Updating Your Account

All La Crosse Public Library and WRLSWEB cards are updated yearly. Updates may be done in person or over the phone.

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Borrowing Materials

Loan Periods & Fines

  • All books, audiobooks, CDs, and activity bags can be checked out for 21 days.
  • TV series on DVD check out for 14 days.
  • DVDs, magazines, board games, and devices can be checked out for 7 days.
  • Most items can be renewed if others are not waiting to borrow them.
  • Our fine-free policy means you will not be charged for items returned late.

Placing Items on Hold

Use our app or your online account to find materials and place them on hold, or contact the library for help reserving items. You’ll be notified when it’s ready to pick up!

Please note: We remind all patrons that we prefer them to always present their card or app when checking out for security purposes.

Shoutbomb is the newest way for you to keep up to date on your account:

The SMS Alerts service gives you the option to receive text messages from Winding Rivers Library System on your mobile device. After you opt into SMS Alerts, Winding Rivers Library System will send you text messages to bring an event to your attention, such as an overdue item or a hold ready for pickup. Contact the library for specific information about when you’ll receive alerts.

You can choose to opt out of the SMS Alerts service at any time.

Must complete or provide one of the following:

  • Library Card (preferred)
  • LPL app version of the library card (preferred)
  • Look up with ID
  • Able to verify account information
    • Full Name
    • Birthdate
    • Current Address
    • Current Phone Number
    • Guardian’s Name (if a juvenile)

Must complete or provide one of the following:

  • Have the person’s library Card (preferred)
  • LPL app version of the person’s library card (preferred)
  • Able to verify account information for the person’s account
    • Full Name
    • Birthdate
    • Current Address
    • Current Phone Number
    • Guardian’s Name (if a juvenile)

More to Check Out

Digital Library

Browse and borrow a huge selection of eBooks, audiobooks, and more to download or stream direct to your phone, tablet, or computer!

Library of Things

Borrow games, technology, learning kits, tools, and more from our innovative Library of Things collection.

Online Resources

Find homework help, legal resources, genealogy records, financial reports, and more with our online information services.

Cardholder Responsibilities

  • Any library materials checked out on a card are the sole responsibility of that cardholder.
  • Users will promptly return all borrowed items by the due date or pay overdue charges.
  • Users will pay any replacement costs assessed for lost, unreturned, or damaged items.
  • Users will not lend their library card to others.
  • Users will promptly report any change in contact information.
  • Users will promptly report a lost or stolen card.
  • Users will obey the rules of behavior when visiting the library.
  • If signing a library card application for a juvenile, the users accepts responsibility for fines and charges on the child’s card and acknowledge that it is the guardian’s responsibility, not the library’s, to monitor and approve the child’s choice of materials and/or other information resources.
  • Failure to act responsibly may result in the suspension of library borrowing and use privileges, and that failure to pay library fines or return materials may result in local and state criminal penalties.
  • WRLSWEB library card holders agree to comply with the policies of each member library with which they do business.
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