COVID-19 Adjustments

We are offering books, movies, and magazines through curbside service. If you need to use a computer, have copies made, or look at local history resources, please call or email to make an appointment before arriving at the library.  The library is staffed every day, and we can usually accommodate same-day appointments. 

Please cancel or postpone your appointment if you or anyone in your household or workplace has tested positive for COVID, has been in close contact with someone who has tested positive, or if you have experienced COVID-like symptoms in the past week.

October Candy Bracket

Join the Independence Public Library as we count down to Halloween with a Candy Bracket! Vote for the tastier treat in each pair. Every week, we’ll eliminate half the candies until we’re left with our ultimate candy.


Week of 10/5-10/9 – Sweet Sixteen
Week of 10/12-10/16 – Edible Eight
Week of 10/19-10/23 – Favorite Four
Week of 10/26-10/30 – Tasty Two
Saturday, October 31 – Announcement of the Winning Candy

Vote for your favorites every week for a chance to win some treats for yourself! Prizes must be picked up at Independence Public Library.


Check out ebooks and digital audiobooks using the Libby app.

If you do not know your Library Card number, please let us know. We would be happy to set you up with an account to log in and borrow books! Click the picture to download the app to your tablet or phone. Or CLICK HERE to start on the website from your computer.


Access free language lessons for over 70 different languages.

Click the picture below and sign in with your library card number. If you do not know your library card number or would like to sign up for a card, please let us know! 

See What’s in the Library.

Not sure what you’re looking for? Browse the Library Catalog to see which books and movies are available in our library.  Use the Keyword search for general terms like “animals” to see a mix of books. Or see what we have by your favorite writer by typing “Hilderbrand” and searching by author. And if you have a book in mind, and you just want to know if it’s available, type “Where the Crawdads Sing” and use the title search option.  Don’t see what you’re looking for? Ask the librarian. We can order it from another library for you to borrow.

Want to order a book from another library yourself?

Use WISCAT to search catalogs for the entire state of Wisconsin. Ask the library if you’d like login information.