About the Library

OUR MISSION STATEMENT:

The Portage Public Library serves and supports the community through open access to resources, partnerships, and technology.
 

OUR VISION STATEMENT:

The Portage Public Library aspires to be community's social and learning hub, improving the quality of life for everyone.

(Click here to view our 2022-2066 strategic plan!)


Library Leadership

You can call the library at 608-742-4959. To reach specific department heads, please use the extensions listed below.

Library Director - Debbie 

Ext. 209, dbird@portagelibrary.us
• Current operating hours and procedures, library policy, library management. All other inquiries unless otherwise noted.

Adult Services Librarian & Technology Coordinator - Chris

Ext. 203, cbaker@portagelibrary.us
• Library technology, adult collection materials, adult program administration, outreach, reference questions. Backup to the Director.

Circulation Services Supervisor - Autumn

Ext. 204, autumn@portagelibrary.us
• All circulation services: overdue fees, checkout periods, holds, lost/damaged items, Outer Library Loans.

Portage Public Library is located at 253 West Edgewater Street in Portage, Wisconsin.

When the library is closed, please leave your name, phone number, and a brief message. Library staff will return your call as soon as possible.
 

Member of the South Central Library System

Portage Public Library is a member of the South Central Library System (SCLS), a consortium of public libraries in a seven county area. SCLS offers a shared online catalog (LINKcat), delivery of books and media, and reciprocal borrowing privileges among libraries.