Summer 2020

Shorewood Library is dedicated to serving our community with access to vital resources - for leisure, learning, employment, and more - in a manner that is safe and allows our community to connect and heal.

Please read our COVID-19 Policy here.

Hours of service: JUNE 29-LABOR DAY

Senior/At risk Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 9:30-10:30 AM

Monday 10:30 AM-6:00 PM

Tuesday 11:00 AM-7:00 PM

Wednesday 10:30 AM-6:00 PM

Thursday 11:00 AM-7:00 PM

Friday 9:30 AM-6:00 PM

Saturday 10:30 AM-3:00 PM


We are:

  • Sanitizing high-touch surfaces regularly
  • Wearing masks in public parts of the library, per Village of Shorewood ordinance, and wearing masks in staff spaces when possible
  • Washing and sanitizing our hands regularly
  • Not working if sick
  • Enforcing a limited capacity of the building, and physical distancing by visitors and staff
  • Quarantining returned library materials for 72 hours before checking it in. Learn more here.
  • Providing three hours weekly for seniors and those with other risk factors to use the library when it is freshly sanitized and fewer people are in attendance.

We ask that you:

  • Do not come to the library if sick
  • Wear a mask when you are at the library, per Village of Shorewood ordinance, unless you fall into the excepted categories spelled out in the ordinance
  • Limit the duration of your visit
  • Keep your distance from others while here
  • Wash and sanitize your hands regularly

Recognizing that COVID-19 is still affecting our community, the library will look different for the next few months.

Our mission has not changed, and our staff is smiling under their masks. We're happy to see you! Here's what we're able to offer right now:

  • Computer access: one hour per day, limited number of computers available
  • Wifi access: no time limit, but we do ask all people to be cognizant of not lingering in the library for more than an hour
  • Photocopier
  • Scanner
  • Printing & mobile printing
  • Curbside pickup of requested items (appointments required)
  • In-person checkout & browsing (no appointments, but the library has and will enforce a capacity limit)
  • Reference & computer assistance
  • Digital programs and possibly some in person (continue to check our events calendar!)
  • Public restroom
  • Limited seating

A few things we can't offer right now:

  • Early Literacy Center
  • Train table
  • Games and toys for children
  • Daily newspapers
  • Study rooms
  • Collaborative space (i.e. tutoring, team projects, etc.)
  • Friends of Shorewood Public Library used book sale
  • Inter-Library Loan from outside Milwaukee County
  • Water fountains

Please reach out to us via email or phone (414-847-2670) and we will be happy to discuss the reasoning behind our limited services.

Updated 6/27/2020