Help Us Stay Open. While Visiting the Library:

Wear a mask indoors in public if Pierce County is in a high community level.

Practice social distancing of at least 6 feet between yourself and others.

Please stay home if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone with COVID.

Thank you!

Princh

Print From Anywhere

Get Started:

  1. Download the Princh app or print from the computer
  2. Enter our printer code: 104461 or scan QR code
  3. Pick up at the library (within 24 hours)
Princh QR code

Quick Tips:

Pay with Cash – select Pay at the Desk & pay when you get to the library

Pay with Credit Card – this option is available online only

Print double-sided – select the tool icon under “other”

Ready-for-pickup –  if you would like your print job done before you get to the library, there are two options:

  • Call us before you get here.
  • Pay with credit card (prints automatically)

How-to videos. Print from:

iPhone

Android

Computer

Princh_website news

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. Place a hold.

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. The Hotspots must be picked up and returned at Prescott Public Library.

T-Mobile Hotspot

Chromebook

Place a hold today

Chromebooks are a unique class of mobile computing devices, designed specifically for Web-based tasks. Instead of Windows 10 or macOS, Chromebooks run Google’s Chrome OS, perfect for browsing the Web, sending and receiving e-mail, and video chatting with friends and family. These devices are designed to be used primarily while connected to the Internet.

Library cardholders, ages 18 and up, may borrow a Chromebook for 7-day check out by placing a hold through the MORE catalog, or by contacting the library at 715-262-5555.  The Chromebook must be picked up and returned at Prescott Public Library.

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, drop off at the library).

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

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 guest pass.

  • You will not be able to use the computers if your fees 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)
Public computers

Print/Copy/Scan

The printer/copier accepts print jobs from the library’s public computers (and Princh). 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. 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 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.

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.

Tax Forms (at the library)

  • The library will have federal and state tax forms and instructions available during the tax season.
  • The forms and instructions will be available in the hallway outside the library.
  • The forms typically arrive in February and are kept through April. The tax forms in the hallway are free (while quantities last).
  • If there are not any forms left, find the Wisconsin and Federal tax forms online. 

Steps for Tax season-Get Ready

File Your Federal Taxes Online For Free

File Your State Taxes Online: Wisconsin e-file

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 a librarian will sign it
  • 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 are unable 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: 

 

Braille-on-Demand Project by the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS) 

Any active NLS patrons may request and receive one hard-copy braille title per month, which they can retain for their personal use.

How to Get Started:

  1. Get signed up with Wisconsin Talking Book & Braille Library (WTBBL) 
  2. Loan a free talking-book player from WTBBL OR download the BARD Mobile app for your own device
  3. Register with BARD & choose a book (one book per month)
  4. You’ve found your book, request itContact NLS reference at nlsref@loc.gov for help filling out the form

Need help with all of this? We can help too. Contact us at 715-262-5555 or prescottlib@prescottpubliclibrary.org

Newspapers

Print

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

    More to Check Out

    Curbside Pickup

    Curbside pick up is still available during our open hours. If you prefer, we do copying, printing and faxing curbside as well. 

    Schedule a Pickup Time

    After placing a hold, you will recieve an email, text, or phone call letting you know your items are ready for pickup. When you receive a notification, call 715-262-5555 or email us at prescottlib@prescottpubliclibrary.org to schedule a pickup time.

    Note: When you schedule a pickup time, your materials will be checked out to you (even if you haven’t picked them up yet).

    Picking up Materials

    When you arrive for your curbside pickup:

    Your items will be on the red stand in the hallway.

    Monday                  10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Tuesday                  10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Wednesday            10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Thursday                10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Friday                      10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Saturday                 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    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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