715-634-2161| Open: Mon 10-5pm, Tues 10-7pm, Wed-Fri 10-5pm, Sat 10-1 pm. Curbside available. hlibrary@hayward.wislib.org


Applying for a Library Card

Please provide one of the below:

  • A Driver’s License/photo ID with a local address on it
  • 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
  • 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.

Public Computer and Printing Policy

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.
Sherman & Ruth Weiss Community Library

Sherman & Ruth Weiss
Community Library
P.O. Box 917
10788 State Hwy 22/77
Hayward, WI 54843

phone 715-634-2161
fax 715-634-5257

Monday 10am-5pm
Tuesday 10am-7pm
Wednesday 10am-5pm
Thursday 10am-5pm
Friday 10am-5pm
Saturday 10am-1pm


Curbside pickup is available during library hours.  Call ahead at 715-634-2161.

Library Closures

  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve Day
  • Christmas Day
  • December 26
  • New Year's Eve Day