Do you live or work in the Cable/Namakagon area full time or part of the year? Do you own property here? Do you visit annually for specific events or regular stays at the cabin? Do you live in Wisconsin? If the answer to any of these is “yes” that’s our answer to you. YES, you can get a library card.

Patron cards are issued by library staff. The new patron will be required to provide information for all data fields required for patron card issuance. (name, birthdate, mailing address, etc.) Required information may be provided verbally or a driver’s license or student ID may be presented to facilitate collection of necessary information, but these documents are not a requirement.

Patron should sign card once issued and by doing so consents to abide by all library regulations and policies. The statement consented to by signature reads as follows: I accept responsibility for all materials borrowed on this card, and agree to abide by library policies.

Applicants under 13 years of age must have a parent or guardian give their consent when applying. This parental signature is not required for children who are renewing cards.

Once issued, your card entitles you to check-out materials from any Northern Waters Library Service system library! Further, items checked out at another library can be returned to the Forest Lodge Library and vice versa…We do like to point out that all Bayfield County libraries are non-fining libraries but that is not true of every library in the Northern Waters system. If you check an item out of a fining library and return it here, you will still owe the fine.

It is possible to register online via the Forest Lodge Library or Northern Waters Library Service website for a card allowing immediate access to and check-out of digital resources. Here is that link. This patron number may be used to check physical items out of the library, although presentation of identification may be required. Patrons may upgrade to a “hard card” by asking for one at the library where they’re registered.

All library records are strictly confidential and shared with no one outside the library system. Your privacy is as important to us as it is to you!