Patron cards

Patron Membership -
Using Your Library Card

Checking Out

Adults (18 and over) may check out any 15 items. 

Children (up to age 12) and Young Adults (12-17) may check out any 10 items. Check out is limited on these materials: four (4) audio books, language kits, bakeware, music CDs, or DVDs may be checked out per card.

New Accounts are limited to five (5) items total for the first 30 days. 

Loan Periods

All books (except reference materials) may be checked out for 3 weeks.
All other items may be checked out for 1 week. 


All Onalaska Public Library materials may be renewed up to two (2) times. Renew materials by computer, by phone (936) 646-2665, or in person. If another cardholder has requested the title, or if the item is overdue, the title cannot be renewed. Interlibrary Loan materials generally may not be renewed. Be sure to check all family cards when renewing.

Overdue Fines and Fees

The library charges 20¢ per item, per day, for all overdue materials. The maximum fine is equal to the price of the item. There is a 3-day grace period which should enable you to return your items without incurring overdue charges. Cardholders may not use their library card to check out materials if fines exceed $1. Payment arrangements may be made with the Library Director. 

Onalaska Public Library Auxiliary - Supporting your Library

The Onalaska Public Library Auxiliary meets monthly on the third Tuesday at 2 pm. An application for membership may be picked up at the library. Members are dedicated to the success of the library and hold fundraisers that include an annual bake sale in the Spring.