Available Services

Browsing and Computer Use

Yes, you can come in the library!

  • browse our collection and check out items
  • use a computer
  • use our printer/copier/fax/scanner

Masks required.

Monday-Thursday . . . noon-8pm
Friday . . . 10am-5pm
Saturday . . . 10am-2pm
Sunday . . . noon-4pm

No-contact pick-up & delivery

Just let us know what you’re looking for and we’ll get it to you!

How to reserve items:

  • Contact us
  • use the chat box on the site
  • reserve something online

We’ll notify you when your books are ready.

Pickup is inside our Poplar St (parking lot side) entrance during library open hours.

If you aren’t able to make it when the library is open, let us know and we can put your holds in a locker outside!

If you don’t feel comfortable coming in, we can deliver, too!

Information Databases

Access reliable information sources on many different topics, from the comfort and safety of your own home.

Highlights include:

  • Brainfuse – Career assistance, adult learning, and veterans affairs support (coming soon)
  • HelpNow – Homework help for students of all ages, including adult learners. Live tutoring, writing lab, skill building tools, question service, and language lab!

Access the databases for free when you log into our catalog at wbpl.org/catalog


The library has 2 Chromebooks available to check out. Unlike our laptops, Chromebooks can leave the library.

Check out our Computers page for more information about Chromebooks!

Internet Hotspots

If you don’t have an internet connection at home or are going to be away from home, the library has 3 mobile hotspots available to check out and bring the internet with you wherever you go.

Contact the library to reserve a hotspot.

Ebooks & Audiobooks

Through bridges.overdrive.com, West Branch and Cedar County residents have access to over 40,000 electronic books, audiobooks, and magazines.

Visit https://wbpl.org/using-the-library/ebooksbridges/ for details.

Streaming Video

Kanopy is our free streaming video service!

  • award winning movies
  • documentaries
  • educational series like The Great Courses
  • kids’ shows
  • animated books

Visit our Kanopy page to get started!

Questions and Help

Whether it is school work, researching genealogy, or any other information you might be curious about, ask at the library. Together, the library staff has over 40 years of combined experience in finding, accessing, and evaluating information for whatever your interest may be.

Contact us through email, phone, or by chat.


We are having programming at the library!

Available in person, online, and sometimes in a hybrid format.

Check our calendar for upcoming events and keep an eye on our social media for announcements.

Meeting Space

The library’s community room is once again available for use by outside groups. Please review the community room rules before booking the room. All regular library safety protocols must be observed, including mask usage and social distancing.

If you would rather meet virtually, we also have a paid, unlimited Zoom account available for use by our patrons. Just contact us to set up a meeting time. Visit here for more details and to reserve.