Oct 142020

Operating hours will be: Monday-Thursday 11:30 – 6 pm; Friday 11:30 – 5 pm

While still responding to the Corona Virus crisis, certain restrictions will be enforced.

  • Face coverings are required to enter the building
  • Children under 16 should be accompanied by an adult – no computers
  • The number of patrons will be limited to 10 people at a time, excluding staff
  • Computer use will be limited to 4 stations; social distancing (6ft) will be enforced and limited to 30 minutes per day
  • Items for return shall be put in the book drop or other designated area
  • No bathroom or drinking fountains available at this time
  • Other safety measures such as the use of hand sanitizer, quarantining of material, distancing from the circulation desk will also be in effect

Thank you for your cooperation

Lori Porter, Director  

Jun 112020

The Madison Public Library in Madison, NE is open to the public.

There are some temporary restrictions you should be aware of before you visit us.

  • Masks are mandatory
  • Limit of 30 minutes computer use per day
  • No computer use ages 16 and under
  • No public restrooms or drinking fountains
  • No outside food or drinks
  • No loitering

Please have patience with us as we navigate this post-pandemic world.

The library will be open to the public Monday-Thursday 11:30 am-6:00 pm and Friday 11:30 am – 5:00 pm

Mar 162020

The Madison Public Library will be CLOSED until further notice. There will be no library fines at this time. Library staff will be available to meet you at the door of the library with your requested items. To request library items please call 402-454-3500 during these hours: Mon-Thurs 12:00-6:00pm and Fri 12:00-5:00pm.

The Madison Public Library catalog can be accessed online https://madisonlibrary.follettdestiny.com/common/welcome.jsp?context=saas41_2601254

If you are a patron of our library you have access to the nebraska.overdrive.com database of ebooks and audiobooks. Please call the library for your library card number and password.

Nov 152019

While we consider the whole library a reading room, we have set aside a special BookNook! Constructed for peaceful perusal of your favorite titles this busy holiday season.

Enter and enjoy!

Feb 192018

For the first time we are offering a Seed Garden. Come to the library to choose your seeds. Enter to win garden tools.  We want our community to grow this summer!


seed garden at madison public library

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Feb 012016

We are updating our computer catalog, to integrate Overdrive

What this means to you:

  • You can use Follett information to checkout your overdrive books.
  • You will see the new overdrive titles, as they are added, on our website.
  • More secure features.

You can access your library account from the Follett website at madisonlibrary.follettdestiny.com, the library website www.madisonlibrary.net or Overdrive website http://nebraska.lib.overdrive.com.

If you have questions call us, 402-454-3500, we can and will set up your account, if you prefer. For anyone with questions or issues the tutorial below describes account set up step-by-step.

When you go to check out a book on Overdrive you will notice lots of changes, we hope that once we are past the confusion, the process becomes easier, more intuitive, and more secure for everyone.

If you use Overdrive you will no longer use your account number and cornwell as the password to sign in. You will need to set up your Follett account madisonlibrary.follettdestiny.com.

We apologize for any issues that the integration process causes for everyone!


Set up an account                                     

Look in the upper right corner where it says Create Account FIRST And now you just need to enter your account number and last name SECONDstep 1 3The next screen allows you to create a login and password, make these simple enough to remember, but not too easy…. step 1 4step 1 5

Once your account is created Follett automatically logs you in step 1 6This is what you need to do to use overdrive. Now go to the Overdrive website: nebraska.lib.overdrive.com Or link from the library website www.madisonlibrary.net


Log in

Click Account. Step2 1Find Madison in the drop down list (Tip: on a computer type M). step2 2step2 3Right below Madison Public Library it says click here in blue (yes, it is hard to see). step2 4

You’re brought to the Follett webpage to login with the credentials we created in the first step. step2 5step2 6This is your check out screen, you can see what titles you have checked out, and look at your holds, as well as change check out length under settings. step2 7

To go to the main screen for easier searching click the Nebraska Overdrive Libraries in the upper left. step2 8

After you log in you are in your overdrive account and can search and find books using the search bar in the upper right or the categories listed in black. step2 9Your overdrive content will show in Overdrive

Your library materials will show in the Follett website.

Both accounts will use your Follett Log In information.

You can also use your login information on the Follett catalog website at madisonlibrary.follettdestiny.com to see what you have checked out, when it is due, and place holds.


Oct 232014

Coming Soon:

Madison Public Library will have a new website. Still madisonlibrary.net but a whole new look! You will be able to access from your phone.

Oct 092013

The Library is your all-in-one after-school hang-out!

        To raise funds for bookshelves we offer pretzels, twizzlers, goldfish, fruit snacks and beef jerky. 100_2486

Sep 112013

Answering questions is my job so ask me anything!

Answering questions is my job so ask me anything!

The Library has a new staff member! Ernesto hasn’t worked here long but he is already indispensable. Ernesto speaks Spanish. He works most afternoons so come on in and say Hi.