Frank B. Koller

Memorial Library

How to Get a Library Card

All residents and property owners of the Town of Manitowish Waters, and of adjacent communities who are part of the Northern Waters Library System, are eligible for service at no charge. Visitors of Manitowish Waters and adjacent communities are also eligible for service upon completion of the necessary registration forms. Children under 16 will be required to have a parent’s signature.

How to Request an Item

Can't find what you want?

You have several options when requesting an item not available in the Koller library. If we or another library within the system already owns the item, you can put a hold on it. A library staff member can place the hold for you or you can go online to the Merlin Catalog system and place your own hold. You will be notified by phone or email when the item comes in.
You can also make a request for purchase. You provide the title and/or author of the item to the librarian. If the librarian feels the item will be popular to others in the area, the item will be purchased. If you made the purchase request, you will be the first to use the item.
If nobody within our library system owns the item and we do not purchase it, we can do a search nationwide using WISCAT and request it for you through inter-library loan. This may take a couple of weeks or more since the item is being sent from outside our system. Talk to your librarian for further information.

How to Use the Internet

High-Speed Internet Access

Yes, the library has high-speed internet computers available to the public. This service is available at no charge, and is available first-come, first-serve to all library visitors. We also offer free wireless access to the public. See our Wi-Fi Access Policy  for usage guidelines. If you're having trouble accessing our network, see our troubleshooting page (MS Word).

A black and white printer is available, and we ask for a donation of 10¢ per printed page. Computer use is limited to 45 minutes when other patrons are waiting.

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How to Use the Catalog

The Online Library Catalog

Using Merlin, with a library card, patrons can directly request, renew and can check the status of items either checked out or on hold. Patrons can either search just their home library or any or all the libraries within the Northern Waters Library Service.

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