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To Get a Library Card, patrons should bring to the Library in person:

A Driver's License/photo ID with a LOCAL address on it
-- OR --
A Driver's License/photo ID AND a piece of mail or other PROOF of local address.

Holds Policy

Northern Waters Library Service (NWLS) Library patrons may have up to 20 holds at a time on their record. 

Patrons are notified when items are ready to be picked up by the NWLS automatic notification system.  For Hayward Library patrons: If there is a phone number on record, the system will contact the patron by phone.  If there is an email on record, the patron will be contacted by email.  If there is neither a phone nor an email on the record, the patron will be contacted by snail mail. 

Ready for pick up items are held for 7 days before they automatically clear in the computer system and the items are sent on to the next hold/back to the owning library.

Loan Policy

All patrons may check out up to 50 items, including 8 DVDs.
Books, Magazines, etc. are checked out for 3 weeks
Movies are checked out for 1 week.
Note: Seasonal and high demands items may have shorter loan periods.

Overdue Fine Policy

When returned overdue:
Fines for magazines, books, audiobooks and music are 25 cents a day per item.
Fines for movies are $1.00 per day per item.

Check an Item's Due Date:

To find out when your items are due, refer to your checkout receipt, call the library or check your library patron record online with the Merlin Card Catalog System.

Copy Machine

A copy machine is available by the front window near the circulation desk at the library.  Copies are 20 cents per page per side. 

Fax Machine

Faxes are $1.00 per page when sending or receiving faxes. When receiving a fax at the library, please have the sender include your name and a contact phone number so we can notify you when the fax is received. The library's fax number is listed at the bottom of this page. 

Patron Computer and Printing Information:

11 patron computers are available for use at the library.  Each patron is able to use our computers for two one half hour sessions a day. The two sessions are back to back (consecutive) if no other patrons are waiting for computers. If patrons do not have a NWLS library card, the patron may ask at the circulation desk for a visitors pass. No visitor passes are issued to patrons under 18 without approval by the parent/guardian.

Computer prints are 20 cents per page. 

Wi-Fi is also available at the library. 

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Sherman & Ruth Weiss Community Library Physical Address:  10788 State Hwy 27/77, Hayward, WI 54843 Mailing Address:  PO Box 917, Hayward, WI 54843 Telephone:  715–634–2161 Fax:  715–634-5257 Email:  hlibrary@hayward.wislib.org
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