Library Services

  • Public Programs
    • A variety of free children's programs are available throughout the year, including weekly Story Times and the annual Summer Reading Program.
    • Various adult programs, including a summer reading program, book discussions, film series, and more take place year-round
       
  • Friends of the Library
    • the Friends of the Library sponsor a number of programs throughout the year including
    • monthly used book sales, and
    • a monthly book discussion group, and more.
       
  • Computer & Internet Access
    • Eleven public access computers with Internet access, Microsoft Office software, and USB connectivity managed by a computerized sign-up system
    • Free wireless web access
    • Color and black & white printers
    • Five catalog / online reference stations
    • Courtesy Laptop (in-library use only)
    • Portable Podcasting Studio (in-library use only
  • Public Meeting Rooms
    • Four meeting rooms are available for public use
    • Accomodations for group sizes of 2 to 100
  • Electricity meters for home use
  • Inter-Library Loan
    • request items from any Winnefox system library directly from our online catalog (or with staff assistance by phone or at the circulation desk)
    • request items found in WISCAT from almost any Wisconsin library (ask a librarian for assistance)
       
  • Copier and Print Services
     
  • FAX machine ($1.00 / page)
    • inquire at the circulation desk
    • FAX machine is available for sending FAX transmissions only (the library will not receive FAXes for you)
       
  • Newspaper Archives / Microfilm reader / printer ($.15 /page)
    • located in the genealogy and local history area
    • library staff members are usually available to help with machine usage and printing
    • main microfilm collection includes Ripon newspapers dating to the 1800's including:
      • Ripon City Record: May 1863 - December 1863
      • Ripon Home: January 1857 - August 1857
      • Ripon Spur: August 1855 - September 1856
      • Stone's Free Press: May 1885 - June 1885
      • Ripon Weekly Times: October 1857 - April 1863
      • Ripon Herald: December 1853 - July 1855
      • Ripon News: December 1898 - May 1899
      • Ripon Star: March 31, 1857 - June 25, 1862 (does not include 1858, 1859, 1860)
      • Ripon Press: 1875 - 1957
      • Ripon Commonwealth: 1864 - 1968
      • Ripon Commonwealth-Press: 1965 - present
        (current and previous two years kept in print)