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
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!
Access reliable information sources on many different topics, from the comfort and safety of your own home.
- 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!
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.
Kanopy is our free streaming video service!
- award winning movies
- 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!
- book clubs
- special events
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.
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.