Collections & Loan Periods

More Than Books

In addition to our fine collection of novels and informational titles, the Hartland Public Library offers a wide variety of media and special collections. Find your ancestors and the history of local buildings in the Hartland History section, choose an audio book for that long car trip, or select from our large collection of DVDs for family viewing. If we don’t have it we can get it – just ask!

Loan Periods

Most books, including new books and audio books, go out for three weeks. DVDs, CDs and magazines go out for one week. Select reference books may also circulate for one week.


You may renew your items in person, by phone or at our library website on the CAFÉ Catalog under My Account. Some items, like new books and books on hold for another patron may not be renewed.


You may place holds on items at no cost. The number of holds per patron is limited to 25. Holds may be placed by telephone or at our library website, on the CAFÉ Catalog. You will be notified when your items are available, either by phone, email or text, and you will have seven days in which to pick them up. If you have not yet signed up for email or text notification and wish for this service please access your account online or check with the circulation desk.

Late Fees

The overdue fine for most items is $0.10 per day. The only exceptions are Inter-Library loan items from outside of the Bridges Library System, which carry a late fee of $1.00 per day.

Inter-library Loan

Inter-library loan (ILL) is a service for library users to borrow materials that are not currently owned within the Bridges Library System. ILL items are sourced from libraries within Wisconsin and the Midwest. There is no direct cost to the user to obtain ILL materials.

Any user with a CAFE library card in good standing may request an ILL item. Users may request a variety of materials including books, CDs, DVDs, and copies of magazine and journal articles. There is a limit of five active ILL requests per user. Due to popular demand, requests for items that have been released in the last six months will not be filled.

On average, the wait time for ILL items is between 2-4 weeks. All items must be checked out and returned to the Hartland Public Library. Due dates are determined by the lending library; we cannot modify or renew them. Late fees are $1.00 per day with no exceptions. The user is responsible for any costs due to damage or loss.