Prescott Public Library

Wi-Fi Hotspots

Take the internet to go!

The library loans Wi-Fi Hotspots, which provide Internet access at home or on the go and are compatible with most laptops, smartphones and tablets.

Library cardholders, ages 18 and up, may borrow a Wi-Fi Hotspot for 14-day check out by placing a hold through the MORE catalog, or by contacting the library at 715-262-5555. You can connect your device anywhere the T-Mobile network provides coverage.

T-Mobile Hotspot

Tech Time

Tech Time is one-on-one technology training with a library staff member in a 45-minute session.  You will get customized, individual, hands-on instruction to help answer your questions and solve your problems. You may bring your own laptop or device or use a library computer. To schedule an appointment stop by during our open hours or give us a call at 715-262-5555. These sessions are by appointment only.

What we can help with:

  • Personal devices including tablets, e-readers, laptops, and smartphones
  • Library resources such as the MORE Online catalog
  • Digital downloads (Libby, OverDrive, Freading, Flipster)
  • Microsoft Office programs (Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Publisher)
  • Web browsing
  • Basic computer skills
  • Retrieving or saving documents on a flashdrive/USB

What we are unable to help with:

  • Hardware or software malfunction issues
  • Viruses or computer security programs
  • On-line shopping transactions
  • Running diagnostics
Tech Time

Inter-Library Loans (ILLs)

Materials not held by the Prescott Public Library or the other MORE libraries may be available from another library. These inter-library loans will come from libraries outside the MORE library consortium. For assistance with inter-library loans, please us call at 715-262-5555 or stop in and ask the librarian at the circulation desk.

Interlibrary Loans

Mississippi Meeting Room

There is no charge for using the meeting room. Groups must fill out an application and bring it to the library before their meeting will be scheduled on the calendar.

To fill out an application, stop in and ask the library staff for a form or download the Mississippi Room Application and the Prescott Public Library Meeting Room Policy, fill it out, and return it to the library (i.e. email, bring it in).

Call the library at 715-262-5555 for availability.

*The meeting room is unavailable at this time.

Mississippi Meeting Room

Public Computers

The library has public computers with internet access and Microsoft Office.

Sign into the computers using your library card from any MORE library. If you are an out-of-state resident, you may use a temporary guest pass.

  • You will not be able to use the computers if your fines are over $10.00
  • You are not allowed to download your own software or alter the current software on the computer
  • Each person gets two hours of computer use per day (unless prior arrangements have been made)

*Call the library or schedule your appointment online

Public computers

Print/Copy/Scan

The printer/copier accepts print jobs from the library’s public computers. The library has a coin-operated machine, which takes coins and dollar bills. If you would like to use your own paper, please ask the library staff for assistance.

  • Black & white copies: $.10 per page or side
  • Color copies: $.50 per page or side

To scan and save documents, you must have a flash-drive/USB. If you do not have one, we can provide a temporary one to transfer the documents to the computer or your email. Please ask the library staff for assistance. Scanning documents is free of charge.

Print, copy and scan:

  • Through curbside pickup
  • Schedule a 30-minute appointment to come into the library

 

Print Copy Scan

Faxing

Our library fax number is 715-262-4229. 

  • To Send: $.50 per page
  • To Receive: $.10 per page

Toll-free or local numbers are free to send. 

The fax machine does not send double-sided pages, so you may need to make copies for those or any odd sized pages.

For outgoing faxes, you will receive a confirmation page at the end.

To send or receive a fax:

  • Through curbside pickup
  • Schedule a 30-minute appointment to come into the library

Tax Forms

Download Tax Forms and Information online

File your taxes electronically

Federal free-file
Beginning in January 2021, almost everyone can file electronically for free on IRS.gov or with the IRS2Go app. The IRS Free File program, available only through IRS.gov, offers brand-name tax preparation software packages to use at no cost. The software does all the work of finding deductions, credits and exemptions for you. It‘s free for those who earned $72,000 or less in 2020. Some of the Free File packages also offer free state tax return preparation.

Wisconsin free e-file
Fill in your tax form online and submit it electronically. It does the math for you. You’ll receive your refund in just days, and it’s free!
If you’re comfortable preparing your own taxes, you can use Free File Fillable Forms, regardless of your income, to file your tax returns either by mail or online.

Minnesota free e-file
You may qualify for FREE electronic filing.  Check the website for more information.

Federal IRS

To request forms
1-800-TAX-FORM or 1-800-829-3676

Live Telephone Assistance
1-800-829-1040
(Hours of Operation 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday – Friday).
During the tax-filing season, the IRS will include a 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday service.

Live Telephone Assistance for people with hearing impairments
1-800-829-4059 (TDD)
(Hours of Operation 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday – Friday).
During the tax-filing season, the IRS will include a 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday service.

Tele-Tax recorded tax information
1-800-829-4477
This service is available 24 hours a day.

Wisconsin Department of Revenue

To request forms
608-266-1961

Eau Claire District Office
715-836-2811

Madison – Main Office
1-608-266-2772   TTY 608-267-1049

Minnesota Department of Revenue

To request forms
651-296-4444 or 1-800-657-3676
You can access a forms ordering function 24 hours a day, seven days a week

Phone assistance
651-296-3781 or 1-800-652-9094
Phone assistance staff are available Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Hearing and speech impaired using a TTY machine can call 651-297-2196.
Phone assistance staff are available Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Available in the library hallway

Wisconsin State tax forms are in. We have a limited number of:

  • WI 1 forms & instructions
  • WI 1 NPR forms
  • Rent Certificate form
  • Schedule H & H-EZ forms and instruction booklet (which includes a Rent Certificate form)
  • Schedule WD form & instructions
  • Schedule AD forms & instructions
  • Schedule SB forms & instructions

IRS Federal tax forms are in. We have:

  • Form 1040 and 1040-SR Booklet
  • Instructions for form 1040 and 1040-SR

*Library staff are unable to help with any tax questions. 

Wisconsin Talking Book & Braille Library (WTBBL)

The Wisconsin Talking Book and Braille Library (WTBBL) provides audio books and brailled materials to persons, living in Wisconsin, who cannot see regular print or handle print materials. 

The library is now able to certify eligibility for FREE library services from the Wisconsin Talking Book and Braille Library. Find out more.

How to Get Started:

  • Find out if you or someone you know is eligible 
  • Print off and fill out the application (or get an application at the library)
  • Bring the application to the library and the librarian will complete the ‘Certifying Authority’ section
  • Send, scan, or fax to:

Wisconsin Talking Book and Braille Library

813 W. Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53233-1436

Scan to: wtbbl@milwaukee.gov 

Fax: 414-286-3102

Wisconsin Talking Book and Braille library

WTBBL’s Free Audible News Service: NFB-NEWSLINE®

For those who cannot read standard print. This service provides more than 300 publications, including 15 Wisconsin newspapers.

To sign up for NFB-NEWSLINE®, Wisconsin residents should contact the Wisconsin Talking Book and Braille Library at: 

 

Newspapers

Print

  • The Journal (Pierce County’s Newspaper)
  • Star Observer
  • USA Today

Digital (read with library Kindle)

  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 
  • Star Tribune

More to Check Out

 

Library Use

Monday                     10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday                     10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday               12:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Thursday                   10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday                         10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday                    Closed
Sunday                       Closed

Curbside Pickup Hours

Monday                     10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday                     10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday               12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday                   10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday                         10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday                    Closed
Sunday                       Closed

Prescott Public Library

800 Borner Street North
Prescott, WI 54021

715-262-5555 (Phone)
715-262-4229 (Fax)

prescottlib@prescottpubliclibrary.org

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