Baldwin Public Library

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Mon,  Wed,  Fri:    9am - 6pm
Tues & Thurs:       9am - 7pm
Saturday:              9am - 1pm
Sunday: closed

Library Policies

Our Mission Statement:

 We believe in the freedom to read, to learn, to discover and share ideas.

We provide free and equal access to books, programs, electronic media, and
     other resources, as well as professional guidance in finding and using them.

We offer cultural and educational experiences through opportunities for lifelong
     learning, spaces to connect and engage, and by fostering a love of reading and
     commitment to literacy.

As our town grows and changes we will continue to enrich the quality of life
     here by maintaining a community center that is a vibrant and welcoming place.


Loan Periods

DVDs, videos, computer software, magazines, some children's holiday books (marked with a sticker): 1 week       Some equipment can be loaned out for only 3 days or one week.

Books, audiobooks, music CDs:   3 weeks.        Some newer adult hardcover fiction in great demand might be 2 weeks (marked with a sticker).


DVDs, videos, and computer software: $.50 per day per item.

All other materials: 10 cents per day per item.

Equipment: depends on item.

Fines being accumulating on the day following the due date.  To prevent fines, materials should be returned to the library by closing time on the date they are due.  Patrons with fines in excess of $10.00 will have a block placed on their account until the fines have been paid.


Items may be renewed twice in sequence unless the item is on hold for another patron.  Items may be renewed several ways:

In person at the library.  Please have your library card available.

By calling the library at (715) 684-3813.  Please have your library card and the title(s) of the item(s) readily available.  If calling after business hours, choose extension 113 and leave your name, phone number, your entire 13- or 14-digit library card number and title(s) to be renewed.

By emailing us at, and providing the above-listed information.

Online at the MORE website.  Click on "My Account" and follow the on-screen instructions.  The system will not allow you to renew an item that is overdue; please contact the library directly to renew overdue items.

By calling the automated renewal line at 1-866-MY-RENEW.


An item that is not available may be placed on reserve and we will notify you when it arrives at the library.  Also, items that are available at other MORE libraries may be sent to another MORE library to be picked up.  Items can be placed on hold through the MORE website online catalog, by telephone, email, or in person.

Lost or Damaged Materials

You will be charged for the replacement costs of any lost or damaged items.

Being a Responsible Borrower

Patrons must present their library cards to check out materials.

Patrons are responsible for all items checked out on their card.

Parents or guardians are responsible for monitoring their children's access to all library resources.

To avoid fines for overdue materials, items must be returned on or before the day they are due.  This includes items returned in the outside book drop.