West Bend Community Memorial Library

Mission Statement West Bend Community Library

We will provide the resources for our patrons to grow personally, educationally, and professionally.
Adopted by the WBCML Board in February, 2011.

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Beginning with 730 books in a small room over the old horse stable of the City fire station in 1899,  the West Bend Library is now located in the City cultural district adjoining the historical and art museums.  A major expansion to more than 60,000 square feet on two floors, was completed in 99-2000, offering greatly enhanced:

Services, Resources and Programs


Resources Programs

West Bend Library is the SYSTEM RESOURCE LIBRARY for the 27 public library members of the Mid-Wisconsin Federated Library System.  As resource library we provide materials, information and interlibrary loan services to Washington, Dodge, and Jefferson county residents.

West Bend Library is also the RESOURCE  LIBRARY for WASHINGTON COUNTY, coordinating the services offered by the five public libraries in the county, serving more than 115,000 residents throughout the county.

The catalog is now Share! We grew from the Wave, Launch, Bridges, and Waccool consortia to our current size: 53 public libraries, school libraries, and public library systems. We cover Dodge, Jefferson, Racine, Walworth, and Washington counties in southeastern Wisconsin.
Our combined collection is now over 2.5 million items. We invite you to visit a Share library and experience the consortium yourself.

Updated February 23, 2011

West Bend Community Memorial Library
630 Poplar Street - West Bend Wisconsin 53095 - 262.335.5151

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