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Get a Library Card


Patrons must register with a librarian for either a patron or visitor borrower's card (for internet use only).  Please note that you will need some form of ID to present at the circulation desk to receive a library card.  For instance, the librarian may ask to see your driver's license, a bill with your current address, or another photo ID before a card can be issued.  Cards are issued for immediate use and may be used to check out materials and use the Internet at the library the same day they are issued.  Patrons that are 18 and under will need to have a parent or legal guardian sign their registration form.  For your safety, please notify the library if your card is lost or stolen.  Cards and replacement cards (after the first replacement) are $1.


Request An Item


You may request items by either calling the library directly at 297-7544, stopping in the library, or using our online catalog.  Placing items on hold online is both quick and convenient, and you will need your Winnefox Library System card to do so.  Simply go to My Library Card Account. You will need to type in your Library Card Number and your PIN (usually the last four digits of your phone number.) Click in the empty box next to the title of the item you would like to renew. A check mark should appear. Now click Renew Items. If your item is renewable, your item should be renewed (always double check.) If you still have a question contact the librarian.


Renew An Item


You can place holds while at the library or while using the library's online catalog (also accessible at any online terminal in the library.) To place a hold on an item when using the library's web catalog, click on the words Place Hold. After doing this, a login screen will appear. You will need to type in the entire number from the back of your library card under the words Library Card Number. DO NOT TYPE IN SPACES OR DASHES IN YOUR LIBRARY CARD NUMBER! Next to your library card number, type in your PIN. Your PIN is the last four digits of your phone number. Then click on Login. A Place a Hold screen will appear. Please check to see that Montello is the pickup location. If this is correct, please click on Submit Hold (Note: If you get a message saying your attempt has been unsuccessful, please check to make sure you typed in the correct numbers. If you've typed in the correct numbers, but are still getting an unsuccessful message, you may not have a PIN, please contact the library at 297-7544 to set one up.) You will receive a notice in the mail when the item arrives at the library for you.


Blocked Accounts


Please note if you have fines over $5.00 your account will be placed on hold, and you will not be able to put items on hold or renew items.


Request the Meeting Room


Please check on the availability of the meeting room by calling the library at 297-7544.


Advocate for Your Library


As a venue for educational empowerment, library advocacy is everyone’s job.  While your local library provides materials and services at no charge, your local library is funded with well-invested tax dollars.  Your local library also provides a financial boom to the local economy as our patrons frequent many local businesses.   You can receive monthly updates about alerts and legislation affecting libraries.