Services provided by the Ripon Public Library.
Technology InstructionUpdated May 1, 2021
Please note: one-on-one technology tutoring sessions are suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic. Did you know Ripon Public Library offers free one-on-one technology instruction sessions? Appointments are scheduled based on staff availability and are limited to 30 minutes, with one instruction session per week. Individuals of all skill levels are welcome! Topics can include: Using Libby / Overdrive Checking out eBooks and digital audiobooks Using the app(s) on your phone or tablet Basics for Beginners: Computer Basics Email Basics Internet Basics Online Catalog Basics Intermediate Internet skills : BadgerLink : Online resources for Wisconsin Residents Social Networking Websites: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and GoodReads Intermediate training on a specific application: Microsoft Word Microsoft PowerPoint Stop by the Ripon Public Library to sign...
Tax Forms 2022 Filing SeasonUpdated March 23, 2023
*** Please call the library for the most accurate current information on the availability of tax forms and instruction booklets. *** Federal tax forms for the 2022 filing season are expected to arrive around the end of January. 2022 Federal forms: Form 1040 & 1040SR 2022 Federal instructions: Form 1040/1040SR instructions 2022 State Forms: Form 1, Form 1-NPR, Schedule AD, Schedule SB, Schedule WD, Schedule M, Homestead booklet, Rent Certificate 2022 State Instructions: Form 1, Form 1-NPR, Schedule M, Schedule WD Most forms and instructions can be requested directly from the IRS or state department of revenue by following the links below. In a hurry, or did our free supply run out? The library can print most forms and...
Public ComputersUpdated April 27, 2021
* Please note that computer access may be limited during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The library offers a variety of public computing and technology resources, including: Multiple public access computers with Internet access, Microsoft Office software, and USB connectivity Free Wi-Fi Color and black & white printing Online catalog / reference stations
Newspaper Archives / Digital Microfilm StationUpdated April 22, 2021
Located in the genealogy and local history area, our Newspaper Archives and Digital Microfilm Station is available for our patrons. Email, save to a flash drive, or print out what you see on the screen Library staff members are usually available to help with software usage and printing Main microfilm collection includes Ripon newspapers dating to the 1800's including: Ripon City Record: May 1863 - December 1863 Ripon Home: January 1857 - August 1857 Ripon Spur: August 1855 - September 1856 Stone's Free Press: May 1885 - June 1885 Ripon Weekly Times: October 1857 - April 1863 Ripon Herald: December 1853 - July 1855 Ripon News: December 1898 - May 1899 Ripon Star: March 31, 1857 - June 25, 1862...
Mobile Printing with PaperCutUpdated April 27, 2021
The library offers printing from your mobile device! Android, iOS, Mac OS, Windows, and Chrome based devices are supported. Follow the instructions for your device below, or ask library staff for assistance. In each case: You will need to be connected to the Ripon Public Library Wi-Fi network. The username for our PaperCut printer is ri-print and the password is birch All print jobs are released by staff at the circulation desk.
Meeting RoomsUpdated May 5, 2022
* Meeting room capacities may be limited during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Please contact the library or visit our COVID-19 dashboard for current policies. The Library has several rooms available for meetings and programs. The primary purpose of these rooms is to provide appropriate space for Library meetings and programs to support and promote the Library's mission of providing free and easy access to informational, recreational and educational materials. However, when the rooms are not being used by the Library or its support groups, they will be available for use by community groups and organizations. For meeting room booking inquiries, please call or stop in at the library. Our Meeting Room Policy is available to...
Interlibrary Loan ServicesUpdated April 12, 2021
Online ILL Request Form You can also fill out a paper interlibrary loan request form at the library. When you can't find something in our online catalog, known as WebCat, the library might be able to order it through a service called Interlibrary Loan (please note that this is different than the daily book delivery service provided by your Winnefox Library System). Simply search for an item using WorldCat, and then fill out an online request form or a paper form at the library. Interlibrary Loan Guidelines: The WorldCat database includes library listings for all libraries throughout the United States DVDs and CDs must be at least one year old and all...
Homebound Delivery ServiceUpdated April 22, 2021
Please note: homebound delivery service and our large print rotations may be affected by the current COVID-19 climate. In addition to our bi-monthly large print rotation that serves area assisted-living facilities, the Ripon Public Library has a book delivery service for the homebound in the community. Books can be delivered on a once-a-month schedule to patrons living within the city limits. The Library has a great selection of fiction, nonfiction, audiovisual, and large print materials. To sign up yourself or someone you know, please contact the library.
Get a Library CardUpdated April 22, 2021
Applying for a new library card is easy and only takes a few minutes. You will need to visit the library in person and present identification and proof of your current address (if that on your ID is not current). Also, if you are under the age of 18, you will need to have a parent or guardian come to the library with you to sign your application as the responsible adult. For further information on the requirements for obtaining a library card, please visit our Library Policies page.
Disposal of Items Not accepted by the City of RiponUpdated July 21, 2021
The information listed below is provided by the City of Ripon regarding the disposal of electronics and other household wastes that cannot be put into the trash. For more information on solid waste disposal, visit the City of Ripon website. Computers / electronics / cell phones: Grant Pack-N-Ship, 117 Watson St., 029-273-3044, All electronics Televisions: Grant Pack-N-Ship, 117 Watson St., 029-273-3044, All electronics Tires: Cliff's Tire & Battery, 1049 W. Fond du Lac St, 920-748-6432 Payless tire Service Center, 400 Blackburn St, 920-748-3333 Construction materials: Valley Trails Landfill, N9101 Willard Rd, Berlin, 920-361-4995 Microwaves / Dehumidifiers / Air Conditioners / Refrigerators / Freezers: Bluemke's in Rosendale, 800-236-2133 Fluorescent light bulbs (tubes & CFL): Ace Hardware, 1085 W. Fond du...
Copier & Fax ServicesUpdated April 22, 2021
Black & White Copier / Scanner: The library has a Ricoh IM C4500 color copier available for public use. B&W copies, letter or legal size: $.10 / copy Color copiers, letter or legal size: $.25 / copy Ledger size (11x17") copies are twice the letter rate Scan documents up to ledger size and save to a USB drive or send to an email address Proceeds from copier usage benefit the Friends of the Library. FAX Service $1.00 / page for outgoing fax transmissions The library does not receive faxes Microfilm reader / printer The library has a computerized microfilm system available for patrons to use Library staff members are usually available to instruct users with software usage and printing...
Additional ServicesUpdated April 19, 2021
Public Programs A variety of free children's programs are available throughout the year, including weekly Story Times and the annual Summer Reading Program. Various adult programs, including a summer reading program, book discussions, film series, and more take place year-round. Friends of the Library The Friends of the Library sponsor a number of programs throughout the year including: Monthly used book sales A monthly book discussion group Electricity Meters We provide electricity meters for home use. Notary Public Please note that the library does not have a notary public. This service is available at City Hall, during their regular hours, at a cost of $.50 per signature with a maximum charge of $5.
A/V EquipmentUpdated June 22, 2022
Patrons can borrow the following equipment from the Ripon Public Library. Loan policies vary; check with library staff for details and availability. Library staff are not able to offer assistance with using or troubleshooting these devices. Epson VS260 digital projector Portable Projection Screen Slide Projector