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Access LINKcat, the Library Catalog

Browse more than 800,000 titles through LINKcat, the library catalog shared throughout the South Central Library System. 

If you have questions about using LINKcat, visit the LINKcat Help Topics page, or contact us for assistance.

Ask a Reference Question

Have a question or need librarian assistance? Call the library at 608-838-9030, email us at, or stop by the circulation desk.

Book a Librarian

Schedule a free 30 minute one-on-one appointment with our Adult Services Librarian for help on topics such as using Overdrive/ebooks, navigating the LINKcat catalog, utilizing library resources, and more. Call 608-838-9030 to schedule an appointment.

Find the Library

The library's address is 5920 Milwaukee St, McFarland, WI 53558. From Hwy 51, go east on Farwell St. Continue on Farwell through the four-way stop. Then, turn left onto Milwaukee St. The library is across the street from the McFarland Municipal Center.

Get a Library Card

You can apply for a free card at the library by filling out a registration form and showing a photo I.D. with your current address. If your photo I.D. does not have your current address, bring other proof of residence (checks, an official bill mailed to you, rental agreement, etc.) Children under 16 must have a parent or legal guardian sign the registration form. You can also apply for a web-only card.

Pay a Fine

Log in to LINKcat to access your library account and use a credit card to pay off fines over $10. For more details about online payments, visit LINKcat Help.

Place a Hold

For help placing a hold, visit the LINKcat Placing and Managing Holds page. Or, call us at 608-838-9030.
For permission to pick up someone else's holds, fill out our Holds Pickup Authorization Form and drop off at the library (or in our book drop).

Update Your Hold Notifications

Contact us for assistance with changing how you are notified of holds. To review your hold notification options, visit the LINKcat Update Your Hold Notifications page.

Suggest New Materials

Fill out our Purchase Recommendation Form if there's a title we don't have.