About the Library


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


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.