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Tentative plans are to partially reopen on Monday, June 15. Stay tuned for details!


Imagine Your Story is our summer theme this year. It will be a virtual summer program with virtual stories and performers. Reading may be logged on a paper tracking sheet or online. It will be fun for all ages! Details to follow.


6/2/2020 Update

Check our website and facebook pages for updates. Drive-thru open Monday-Friday 11-3 for materials. We are following the Forward Dane plan guidelines. Thank you for your patience!


Curbside Service (Drive-thru Window Transactions)
Starting 4/24, please e-mail Joan at or call the library between 11:00AM-3:00PM with the title, author, and format of items you would like to request.  Your e-mail will be read and a response will be returned with additional information about pick-up. You may also use the LinkCat online catalog to place holds for items owned by Cambridge Community Library.  Your requests will be filled and you will be notified when they can be picked up.
The drive-thru window will be open Monday thru Friday 11:00AM - 3:00PM.  Closed Sat. and Sun.
Please place all returns in the book drop.  No returns should come through the transaction window.
When using the drive-thru, please use a tissue or wear gloves when pushing the buzzer to get our attention.
If families want picture books and do not care what the titles are, 12 assorted storybooks will be selected.
If needing non-fiction materials without titles, please try to be specific about the subject(s) you're interested in.
Magazine titles may also be requested.  Please include the month and year.
The rental fee for popular books and DVDs will not be collected at this time. 
Items that you may have already returned may still be showing on your record.  They need to be quarantined 72 or more hours before being checked-in.  Any questions about this, please refer them to Joan. 
Thank you!


OverDrive (Libby)

OverDrive Read is a browser-based eBook reader that works on most computers, tablets, and mobile devices running web browsers with HTML5 support.  This is available for Dane County residents with a Cambridge Community Library card. For Jefferson County residents, that hold a Cambridge Community Library card, please call the Library at 608-423-3900 for more information.


4/09/2020  - Looking for some interesting places "to go" these days?

The following websites offer historical/cultural resources online that you might find interesting:

·         Recollection Wisconsin

·         Digital Public Library of America

·         Wisconsin Historical Society

·         National Archives

·         Library of Congress


Updated 4/6/2020

An ambitious new tv broadcast schedule to support At-Home Learning.

Updated information as of 3/25/2020
Due to the "Safer at Home" order, all job center buildings are closed to the public. The phone lines and websites are still open. Please see: for additional details. 
Job center staff are unable to answer questions about specific unemployment benefits claims. Folks are encouraged to visit the unemployment website:, or call the toll free number 844-910-3661 (wait times may be long). 

Even though we can't help you in-person at the Library, we hope the above information is helpful.






Winter Emergency Opening and Closing Guidelines

  • The Cambridge Library determines their winter emergency opening and closing procedures by using the Cambridge School District’s determination as a guide.

  • It is highly recommended that on any days the school is affected by the weather the library may be also. Please call the Cambridge Community Library (423-3900) before venturing out to the library whenever the school district is closed or opening late due to road conditions.

  • Safety first – if the weather man has highly suggested staying off the roads, please call to see if we are open.

  • If it is a story hour day (Wednesday or Friday) and there is no school or the buses run late, there will be no story time.

  • Your Library Staff thanks you for understanding the need to possibly open later or close early due to inclement weather.


LINKcat Mobile app

The LINKcat Mobile app vendor, LibraryThing, has added several fixes to the app that are designed to address the problems with accessing and using the app. If patrons continue to experience any issues with the app, have the patron clear the settings in the app (instructions below). The patron may have followed these steps in the past, but please ask them to run through clearing the settings one more time:

1. In the upper right hand corner, click the "hamburger" (either three lines or three dots) and select "Clear all settings."

2. Then click the "Clear" button to set the app back to "factory settings."

3. Then have the patron log into their account on the app again.

If patrons continue to experience problems with the LINKcat Mobile app, please have them report the following information:

1. Type of device used (ex. iPhone 7, Samsung Galaxy s8).

2. Operating system, including version (ex. iOS 13.3, Android 8.1.0).

3. Detailed description of the problem: For example, is the patron getting an error message? If so, what is the error message and when was it received (approximate time and date)? When does the patron get the error message (ex. when logging in, searching, etc.)? If there's no error message, what happens to prevent the patron from using the app? 

Patrons please note: You can go to or in a browser on your mobile device instead of using the mobile app. You may prefer this option.



The window is temporarily closed, but the outside book return is open.

Drive-Up Transaction Window Hours

Monday 9:00am-5:30pm

Tuesday 9:00am-7:30pm

Wednesday 9:00am-5:30pm

Thursday 9:00am-7:30pm

Friday 9:00am-4:30pm

Saturday 9:00am-12:30pm

-Dates and times subject to change.

-Drive-up return is open 24 hours.











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