• Home-bound: We provide delivery of materials to anyone within a 5 mile radius of Ontario who finds it difficult to come to the library due to a physical or emotional condition. If you or someone you know is unable to come to the library to pick out materials, give us a call at 608-337-4651. Books, audiobooks, magazines, CDs, and DVDs can be delivered to your home on a regular schedule or as needed.
  • Day Care: We provide bi-weekly deliveries of books to area day cares. If you are a day care provider within a 5 mile radius of Ontario, give us a call at 608-337-4651 to set up a delivery schedule.

Basement Rental

  • Are you looking for a place to host your next party or meeting? You can rent the library basement. Our basement is divided into two rooms that can accommodate seating for 75 people. You may use them both or just one. A functional kitchen (stove, refrigerator, and sink) is included with rental. Rental fees for private or commercial use are $25/day with a $50 deposit that will be returned when the key is returned and the room is cleaned. Rental fees for Non-Profits are free. Contact the library at 608-337-4651 to reserve basement. 

In-House Services

  • Desktop Stations: We have four desktop computers available for use. The stations are connected to the internet and printer. Headphones are available at each station.
  • Laptop Stations: We have two laptop computers available for use. One laptop station is connected to the internet and printer. Headphones are available at this station. One laptop station is only available to browse the online library catalog. Laptops cannot be checked out.
  • Free Wi-Fi: Library patrons have 24/7 access to our FREE Wi-Fi, both inside and outside the library building. Look for the Wi-Fi network named “Library”. No password is required.
  • Copier/Fax Machine: Patrons can make black and white copies for $0.25 per page and color copies for $0.50 per page, fax documents for $1.00 for the first page and $0.20 for every additional page, and scan to email for free.
  • Office Supplies: We have a paper cutter, scissors, three-hole punch, tape dispenser, and stapler available for use. 
  • Restrooms: We have two restrooms on the main level and two restrooms in the basement.
  • Elevator & Handicap Accessible Ramp: We have an elevator and a handicap accessible ramp in the basement of the library. 
  • Outdoor Book Return: We have an outdoor book return located on the left side of the library building. Items can be placed in the book return and will be checked in when the library is open. Items in the book return have their check-in date backdated to the last day the library was open.
  • MIPRO Sound System: We have a sound system that includes 2 microphones, 2 stands, and an amplifier available for use for meetings and programs held at the library. We are able to have such a nice sound system thanks to a 2011 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Library Kits

  • Senior Connections: Our Senior Connections activity kits give you and your loved ones the opportunity to connect over moments from the past. Each kit contains a variety of items to spark conversations, laughter, memories, and joy. Library cards are required to checkout kits. Kits can be checked out for 3 weeks with no renewals. These kits were made possible with funding from Bader Philanthropies.

Family History Recording Kit (2 kits available)

This kit contains all you need to record your family history!

Music Kit (2 kits available)

Explore the music of the '50s & '60s with this musical kit!

Robotic Cat Kit

Enjoy the company of our gray and white cat, while playing games!

Robotic Dog Kit

Enjoy the company of our Golden Retriever puppy, while playing games!

Keeping Busy Kit

Keep busy with games and painting!

Active Minds Kit

Stay active with puzzles and card games!