Available Services


No-contact pick-up & Delivery

Just let us know what you’re looking for and we’ll get it to you. Contact us, use the chat box on the site, or reserve something online. For no-contact pickup, we’ll get everything together and get it ready to go for you in our Poplar St (parking lot) entrance. You’ll receive a regular notification when your reserves are ready to pick up, usually within a few hours or the next business day if you placed your request after closing.

Current pickup hours are 10:00 am – 8:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

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

Information Databases

Access a wide range of reliable information sources on many different topics. Highlights include:

  • Chilton Auto Repair collection – repair your car, find manuals, or calculate costs
  • Gale Pages – Thousands of research topics and magazine articles
  • Books & Authors – what you should read next!
  • Transparent Languages – learn over 100 languages
  • Brainfuse – Career assistance, adult learning, and veterans affairs support

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

Chromebooks

The library has 2 chromebooks which can circulate outside of the library. Chromebooks only run the Chrome internet browser and plugins for the browser. They are fast but require a WiFi internet connection. Contact us or reserve one in our catalog!

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

Check out Kanopy, new to the library in 2020. Kanopy includes many award winning movies and documentaries as well as many learning sets like the Great Courses videos. Kids videos include animated books of many great children’s books.

Internet Hotspots

If you don’t have an internet connection at home or are going to be away from home, the library has 3 hotspots available to check out and bring the internet with you wherever you go. Contact the library to reserve one. Internet service is dependent on cellular reception.

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.

Virtual Programs

We haven interactive storytimes, book clubs, and special events (like our live Halloween program with Ghost Hunters star Dustin Pari!) all available online. Check our calendar for upcoming events and keep an eye on our social media for announcements.

Virtual Meeting Space

A paid, unlimited Zoom account without having to pay. Just contact us to set up a meeting time for your use. Visit here for more details and to reserve.