Platteville Public Library

platteville public library

The Platteville Public Library is run by a friendly and knowledgeable staff with over 61 years of combined experience in the same building!

Platteville’s library is located at 504 Marion Avenue. We are next to a large park as well as our local history museum. We are within walking distance of both our elementary and middle schools.

Our library covers 7,500 square feet and includes a variety of features including:

  • Computer areas for both children and adults
  • Meeting tables
  • Over 30,000 books, movies, audio books and magazines!
  • Several comfortable reading areas
  • A story time room
  • A study room
  • TV area for programs such as Anime
  • Afternoons and Family Movie Day

Mission Statement

To serve as a resource center for information, education, culture and leisure.

Vision Statement

The Platteville Public Library’s vision is community-driven and action-oriented, emphasizing service, education, and support.


Our staff and building offer a wide range of services!

  • Activities for all age groups
  • Assistance locating materials around the library
  • Black & White and color printing and copies Book and movie suggestions
  • Courier service from other district libraries
  • Disc cleaning and repair
  • Fax capability
  • Free Internet use on our public computers
  • Free Wi-Fi 24/7!
  • Notary services (Fee: $5 dollars per notary stamp)
  • Ordering materials from other libraries in the district and through ILL
  • Summer Reading Programs for all ages
  • Weekly story time

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the questions people ask us the most:

I forgot to bring items back. Please don’t take all my money! Bring your items back! We don’t charge late fines; we just want you to bring our stuff back.

How much do your services cost? Many of our services, such as Internet use and borrowing books and movies are free! Some of our other services cost:

Copies – 10¢/b&w page or 25¢/color page Printing – 10¢/b&w page or 25¢/color page Faxing – $1.00/page to send – 25¢/page to receive Notary – $5.00/seal

I need a notary! Many of our staff are Notaries Public and charge $5.00 per seal. All you need is a valid photo ID and sign the document in our presence.

I need the phone number for [person’s name]. To protect the privacy of our patrons, we do not give out phone numbers or addresses. We can, however, give you information about businesses.

Do you have Wi-Fi? We do! The signal covers our entire building and even some areas outside.

Where did you get your fish? Our director personally journeyed to Prussia and fished them out of a private fresh water stream.

There is a book/movie I think the library should own. Why don’t you own it? Chances are that we, or another library, do own it and it is checked out. But we do love hearing recommendations from our patrons! Just tell us the title or author and a little bit about it, and we will see if it is something we can add to our collection!

I lost my library card! The fine to get a replacement card is $1.00 and a lengthy explanation of how you lost it.

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