Frequently Asked Questions
Is the library open?
The Muskego Public Library is closed until further notice in response to the public health concerns of COVID-19. This was a difficult decision as we love our community and enjoy serving you.
Should I return the materials I have checked out?
No, the book drop will be closed until we reopen. Please hang on to all of the materials you have checked out from the library for the duration of the closure.
What about due dates and late fees?
All due dates have been reset to May 1st, and will be extended further if necessary. There will be no late fees accrued for materials checked out while the library is closed.
Can I still access digital library materials?
Yes! We have a number of digital books and audiobooks, digital magazines, and other electronic resources that can be used for free with your library card.
What if I don't have a Library card?
You can register for a card from home! Visit https://getyourlibrarycard.org to get started.
Here are some trusted sources of information for updates regarding COVID-19
- Visit the Center for Disease Control website for information on preventing the spread of the disease and what to do if you think you are infected.
- The Mayor and City Hall make their alerts and press releases available online. Information specific to the April 7th election can be found on the city voting webpage.
- The Muskego Police Department also regularly updates citizens on how they are addressing the crisis and ways citizens can stay safe.
Remote ResourcesSome vendors have temporarily made their resources available for free. Below are a few that may be useful.
- LinkedIn Learning: has release 16 courses including tips on how to stay productive, build relationships when you’re not face-to-face, use virtual meeting tools (Microsoft Teams, Skype, BlueJeans, Cisco Webex and Zoom), and balance family and work dynamics in a healthy way.
- TumbleBook Library: has over 1100 titles for grades K-6, and includes our unique animated, talking picture books, read-along chapter books, National Geographic videos, non-fiction books, playlists, as well as books in Spanish and French.
- Miss Humblebee's Academy is an interactive and highly visual resource with cross-curricular activities for children aged three to six—and access is free for the remainder of the school year.
- AncestryLibrary: a comprehensive online source of information for conducting genealogical and local history research.
- Wisconsin Digital Library is the easiest way to access our digital collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks
- Click on the orange "sign in" box in the upper right corner.
- Select Bridges Library System from the drop down menu.
- Enter your library card number and password and click "sign in."
- Under "my account" will be information about the titles you have checked out, or are waiting on hold for.
- The search box with magnifying glass at the top of the page can be used to search for a specific title or author, or you can use the tabs across the top of the page to search by subject, collection, or format.
- You can download an eBook or eAudiobook to your phone, tablet, or eReader device. Find detailed instructions for your specific device here.
- Kanopy is a streaming video database exclusively offered to Muskego residents.
- You will need to create an account with Kanopy using your email and library card number.
- You have five video "credits" you can use per month. Once a video is selected, you have 72 hours to watch the video as many times as you would like. After 72 hours, playing the film counts as another one of your credits.
- Credits reset on the first day of the month. If you use all of your credits before then, you will not be able to play any videos until the new month starts. Credits do not roll over if they are not used.
- There are some kids tv shows and movies that you can view unlimited without using any credits. While logged into your account, click the "Go To Kanopy Kids" link at the top of the page for more information.
- Flipster houses our collection of digital magazines. Titles include Time, Rolling Stone, People, and Pioneer Woman, just to name a few.
- Hoopla is a trial of a new database with streaming movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics, and tv shows. It works similar to Kanopy, and allows 4 free credits a month. Hoopla is sponsored by the Bridges Library System, and when the funds allocated for this trial run out, access will end.