All branches are now open for walk-in limited browsing, tech access and pickup service.
Community libraries within Door County, Wisconsin have been active since 1866. Several libraries combined to become branches of the Door County Library in 1953, then became a consolidated system in 1990. Currently there are eight library branches: Baileys Harbor, Egg Harbor, Ephraim, Fish Creek, Forestville, Sister Bay/Liberty Grove, Washington Island, and the main branch in Sturgeon Bay. All libraries serve the information needs of children, teens and adults, including year-round and seasonal residents and visitors. Door County Library is a member of the Nicolet Federated Library System and the Outagamie-Waupaca Library System shared automation system (OWLSnet).
Materials for check out at the libraries include print books, magazines, and newspapers, audiobooks on CD and dedicated devices, music CDs, gaming software, oral history kits, and DVD and Blu-ray video. Some libraries also have art prints, telescopes, and toy library items to check out. Virtual materials include eBooks, audiobooks, music, videos and database collections. Materials are available from all 49 libraries in OWLSnet through the shared InfoSoup catalog.
Door County libraries offer a variety of programs free of charge for all ages. Summer programming and a winter countywide reading event, Door County Reads, are two special yearly programs. A full calendar of events is available online at the Door County Library website, www.doorcountylibrary.org.
Computers - Public access computers are available at all branches. Reservations for public computers at all Door County libraries are made in-person or over the phone with a library card and PIN. Some libraries also have laptops to checkout for in-library use.
Wireless Access – Wireless access is available at all libraries.
Instructional Technology — 3D printing is available at the Egg Harbor and Ephraim libraries. Other STEM instructional technology opportunities are included in programming at all Door County libraries.
The Sturgeon Bay Library has four meeting rooms available at no charge to non-profit community groups. Rooms are available Monday through Saturday from 9:00 AM until 15 minutes before closing. Pre-registration to use a meeting room is required, and all meetings held at the library must be open to the public.
All Door County libraries carry information of historical significance to their locations. In addition, the Laurie History Room collection of books and information on local (Door County and Wisconsin) history is available for in-library use at the Sturgeon Bay Library. Decades of the local newspaper are available, digitized and on-line, for reading and printing. Plat books going back to 1899 are also available.
The Egg Harbor Historical Society houses historical materials at the Egg Harbor Library History Room for in-library use by the public.