Get a Library Card
Cards are available free of charge to any Wisconsin resident. You must apply in person with a current Wisconsin driver’s license or photo ID and proof of residence. Parent must be present with children under 18 who apply for a library card and parents must sign the child’s application form. Your library card may be used at any public library in the SHARE Consortium of libraries. There is a $1.00 charge for a replacement card. Library users should report lost cards as soon as possible since they are responsible for all materials checked out on their cards. Please inform us of any change of address and phone number.
Get E-Mail Notifications
Through the SHARE automated library system you can choose to be notified by e-mail when items you’ve placed on hold become available and when items are overdue. Please note: if you choose to receive notices via e-mail, you will no longer receive notifications by phone. Once you sign up, please add firstname.lastname@example.org to your address book so that the notices will go directly to your inbox rather than spam. Your e-mail address will not be shared with third parties. Call the library or stop in and talk with a librarian to change your contact information to a current e-mail address.
Manage My Online Account (Including Renewing Materials Online)
You may access your online account only after you have logged in to the SHARE online library catalog. You will need your library card number and a PIN number that has been assigned by the library that issued your card. Click the SHARE logo on the homepage of the library’s website. Click “Log In” at the top of the screen to enter your card number and PIN. Then, click “My Account” and you will see all items checked out on your card and have the opportunity to renew items individually or renew all items. Once logged in, you can also change your PIN number or place holds. Please note: some items may not be renewed online. If the item has been renewed a number of times or if another patron has a current hold on the item, you will not be able to renew it. You will need to return it to the library. Please call the library at 262-279-6188 if you have further questions.
Use a Computer at the Library
Our wireless internet is open, no password needed. To use one of our computer terminals, go right to the computer you wish to use, log in using your library card number and PIN assigned to your card, and agree to the computer use rules listed on the main page. You will be granted a 30 minute session. Sessions can be extended, if no one is waiting, for a period up to 2 hours. If you do not have a card, simply go to circulation desk and ask for a guest pass.
Request Special Services
- Interlibrary Loan Service is provided for materials that are not available within the SHARE Consortium. Simply use link found on our online catalog at the bottom of the page, make request at circulation desk or place requests by phone.
- Homebound Delivery Service is available to any Village of Genoa City, Bloomfield or Bloomfield Township resident who finds it difficult or impossible to visit the Genoa City Public Library due to a temporary or permanent physical disability.
- Proctoring services are available upon request. Call the library for details.
Download an eBook or Audiobook
Follow the link to Overdrive from our website or go to http://dbooks.wplc.info. Look for the “Getting Started” section in the left-hand column near the bottom. This will help direct you to download eBooks or audiobooks in several different formats including directions on downloading the software needed. You will need to log in with your library card number under the Lakeshores Library System in order to place holds or reserve eBooks and audiobooks for your digital device.