Get a library card
Become a member today and gain access to all of the physical and digital materials that W.J. Niederkorn Library has to offer!
By getting a library card, you will gain instant access to thousands of print and digital materials including books, audiobooks, DVDs, magazines, e-content, and more! To get a card, stop by the Check-out Desk to fill out a brief form or get started online here. You will need to show photo ID and proof of local residency. For those under 18 years of age, a parent/guardian must be present to receive a library card.
The best part…your first library card with us is totally FREE! If you happen to need a replacement card down the road, then there is a $3 replacement card fee.
Monarch Library System
W.J. Niederkorn Library is a part of Monarch Library System, which is comprised of the libraries in Ozaukee, Sheboygan, Washington, and Dodge counties of Wisconsin. Your card may be used at any of these libraries (some limitations may apply such as needing to physically travel to certain libraries in order to access their specialized databases). In general, though, you may check-out and return materials to any of the libraries in the system; your W.J. Niederkorn Library card may be used at all of them! Access the catalog at MonarchCat.org.
Wisconsin’s Digital Library/OverDrive gives access to the shared eBook and eAudiobook collection across the whole state of Wisconsin. Link to this collection from the free Libby app to download items directly to your device. Download the free Libby app from your app store to get started.
RBdigital gives access to eMagazines and eAudiobooks. This includes always available eMagazines to download directly to your device as well as over 36,000 always available eAudiobooks.
Kanopy is a video-streaming platform dedicated to thought-provoking films. 30,000+ enriching, diverse films available to stream anytime/anywhere (with WiFi) — from desktop to smart TV to tablet. Showcasing independent films to fuel lifelong learning, bridge cultural boundaries, spark discussion, and expand worldviews. Kanopy Kids –children’s films and shows–also available. Kanopy is available for library cardholders with W.J. Niederkorn Library cards in good standing. 5 checkouts/streaming credits per cardholder, per month (except Kanopy Kids, which is unlimited streams per month). (If your Monarch Library Card is from a different library, check with your home library for possible access there.)
Your library card also gives you access to online research databases.
BadgerLink – licensed scholarly content for elementary students through higher education, not available through regular search engines. BadgerLink is a service provided by the Department of Public Instruction and is available to any Wisconsin resident with a valid library card.
Gale Courses – hundreds of FREE online courses that are engaging and instructor-led. Topics include professional development, technology skills, and personal enrichment. See the full list of classes. Available to any Monarch Library System cardholders.
Transparent Language Online is a language learning tool offering over 110 languages along with ESL courses. Learners have the flexibility they need to learn a new language anytime, anywhere all packaged together in an easy-to-use interface. Practice listening, speaking, reading, and typing.
Monarch Digital Collection offers online access to local library resources in Monarch Library System. Free and accessible to anyone. The funding to digitize these resources was made possible from a LSTA grant in 2014.