Library Media Services
The Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) Library Program provides inspiring, accessible and transformative teaching and learning experiences which empower all students and communities to be future-ready, using diverse literature and innovative resources.
MMSD Library Catalogs
- Allis Elementary School
- Anana Elementary School
- Chavez Elementary School
- Crestwood Elementary School
- Elvehjem Elementary School
- Emerson Elementary School
- Franklin Elementary School
- Henderson Elementary School
- Gompers Elementary School
- Hawthorne Elementary School
- Huegel Elementary School
- Kennedy Elementary School
- Lake View Elementary School
- Lapham Elementary School
- Leopold Elementary School
- Lincoln Elementary School
- Lindbergh Elementary School
- Lowell Elementary School
- Marquette Elementary School
- Mendota Elementary School
- Midvale Elementary School
- Muir Elementary School
- Nuestro Mundo Elementary School
- Olson Elementary School
- Orchard Ridge Elementary School
- Randall Elementary School
- Sandburg Elementary School
- Schenk Elementary School
- Shorewood Elementary School
- Stephens Elementary School
- Thoreau Elementary School
- Van Hise Elementary School
- Badger Rock Middle School
- Black Hawk Middle School
- Cherokee Middle School
- Hamilton Middle School
- Jefferson Middle School
- O'Keeffe Middle School
- Sennett Middle School
- Sherman Middle School
- Spring Harbor Middle School
- Toki Middle School
- Whitehorse Middle School
- Wright Middle School
Our Library Team
The best means of communication for the Library Media Technology Specialists during this time is to email. Please click the link to send an email directly to your school Library Media Technology Specialists.
|Associate Superintendent of Technology||TJ McCray||608-640-0329|
|Library Services Coordinator||Maegan Heindel||Email Maegan Heindel|
|Administrative Assistant||Amanda Klinkner||Email Amanda Klinkner|
Elementary Library Media Technology Specialists
|Allis Elementary School||Jamie Quanbeck||Email Jamie Quanbeck|
|Anana Elementary School||Suzanne Best||Email Suzanne Best|
|Chávez Elementary School||Dan Huebsch||Email Dan Huebsch|
|Crestwood Elementary School||Adam Blackbourn||Email Adam Blackbourn|
|Elvehjem Elementary School||Laura Ochoa Podell||Email Laura Ochoa Podell|
|Emerson Elementary School||Carol Shew||Email Carol Shew|
|Franklin Elementary School||Shelley Block||Email Shelley Block|
|Henderson Elementary School||Nancy Engle||Email Nancy Engle|
|Gompers Elementary School||Jody Retzer Crolla||Email Jody Retzer Crolla|
|Hawthorne Elementary School||Abby Miller||Email Abby Miller|
|Huegel Elementary School||Bridget Grindle||Email Bridget Grindle|
|Kennedy Elementary School||Joelyne Hoerth||Email Joelyne Hoerth|
|Lake View Elementary School||Shannon Furman||Email Shannon Furman|
|Lapham Elementary School||Jane Kelly||Email Jane Kelly|
|Leopold Elementary School||Cameron Bren||Email Cameron Bren|
|Lincoln Elementary School||Jim Igielski||Email Jim Igielski|
|Lindbergh Elementary School||Tiffany Thiede||Email Tiffany Thiede|
|Lowell Elementary School||Marcie Johnson||Email Marcie Johnson|
|Marquette Elementary School||Shannon Erickson||Email Shannon Erickson|
|Mendota Elementary School||Mahmoud Hegazy||Email Mahmoud Hegazy|
|Midvale Elementary School||Ann Taillon||Email Ann Taillon|
|Muir Elementary School||Kate LaChance||Email Kate LaChance|
|Nuestro Mundo Community School||Hollis Rudiger||Email Hollis Rudiger|
|Olson Elementary School||Brendan Faherty||Email Brendan Faherty|
|Orchard Ridge Elementary School||Destiny Kemper||Email Destiny Kemper|
|Randall Elementary School||Gabrielle Sharrock||Email Gabrielle Sharrock|
|Sandburg Elementary School||Montana Thompson||Email Montana Thompson|
|Schenk Elementary School||Sam Rae||Email Sam Rae|
|Shorewood Elementary School||Patricia Hill||Email Patricia Hill|
|Stephens Elementary School||Constance Roberts||Email Constance Roberts|
|Thoreau Elementary School||Lisa Hempstead||Email Lisa Hempstead|
|Van Hise Elementary School||Jennifer Follett||Email Jennifer Follett|
Middle School Library Media Technology Specialists
|Badger Rock Middle School||Liz Merfeld||Email Liz Merfeld|
|Black Hawk Middle School||Kelli Ballwahn||Email Kelli Ballwahn|
|Cherokee Middle School||Lisa Alfonso Hoffmann||Email Lisa Alfonso Hoffmann|
|Hamilton Middle School||Alex Phelps||Email Alex Phelps|
|Jefferson Middle School||Jason Anderson||Email Jason Anderson|
|O'Keeffe Middle School||Michal Watson||Email Michal Watson|
|Sennett Middle School||Julie Beckett||Email Julie Beckett|
|Sherman Middle School||Haley Houser||Email Haley Houser|
|Spring Harbor Middle School||Jessica Schmitz||Email Jessica Schmitz|
|Toki Middle School||Todd Hillmer||Email Todd Hillmer|
|Whitehorse Middle School||Eve Wilczewski||Email Eve Wilczewski|
|Wright Middle School||Olivia Schmidt||Email Olivia Schmidt|
High School Library Media Technology Specialists
|East High School||Jen Milne-Carroll||Email Jen Milne-Carroll|
|La Follette High School||Erin Clark||Email Erin Clark|
|Memorial High School||Kristin DeLorme||Email Kristin DeLorme|
|Shabazz High School||Hannah Shafer||Email Hannah Shafer|
|West High School||Beth Hennes||Email Beth Hennes|
MMSD is partnering with the Madison Public Library and the Dream Bus to increase student access to library books while students are attending school virtually. Students will be able to pick up books from their nearest Madison Public Library location. Students will be able to check out books regardless of library fines.
How do I know when my school's pick up hours are?
Library dates and times will be listed on this website. You can also find information about a school by going to their MMSD Library Catalogs page in the tab above.
What if I have previous unpaid fines from my school library or Madison Public Library? Can I still pick up books?
Yes, you can still pick up books regardless of any previous fines.
Can I choose which book I want or will the librarian choose for me?
Elementary Students K-5 - When you arrive at an elementary school site you can share with the person that is working with you what your interests are. They will then select books that will hopefully meet your wishes.
Secondary Students (6 - 12) - Students will place a hold on a specific title before they come to the school pick up site. You will get a notice saying the book(s) has been set aside for you. The book or books will be pulled and waiting for you when you arrive.
Do I need a library card to pick up books from the Madison Public Library?
Yes at this time you do need an MPL library card to check out public library books. If you don’t have a library card right now you can apply for one on Madison Public Library's website.
What kinds of safety precautions will the library staff be taking?
Only MMSD staff will be allowed into school buildings to limit contact. While in the buildings staff are expected to wear face masks, stay six feet away from others, and keep a log of people that interact with them for more than 15 minutes. Books will be in quarantine for at least 24 hours after they are returned to the library before they are redistributed.
Can I go to any school I want to get a book?
Elementary students may go to any elementary school that is listed on the district website to get books. Secondary students (grade 6 - 12) will need to go to their home school to get the book that they requested.
Students can return their library books to any school in the district or to the technology hubs (La Follette and Memorial high schools).
When do I need to return my books?
We hope that you enjoy the books and return them as soon as you can, however there is not a specific due date for library books at this time.
Madison Public Library locations are offering curbside pick up. You can reserve a book online and pick it up curbside, or call the library (608-315-5151) and they can help you place a hold.
The Dream Bus will be working with Madison Public Library to drop off books at community centers and MSCR Cares sites for students to use during programming.
How to get a library card
If you do not already have a library card, you can apply for a library card on Madison Public Library's website. There are two options: a virtual library card and a full-use library card. You can use a virtual library card to access eBooks, audiobooks and other online materials. You can use a full-use library card to place holds for physical books, CDs and DVDs that you can pick up from your nearest Madison Public Library location.
Anyone can sign up for a free library card (children under 16 will need an adult's permission). You can do this online by filling out this form. If you are requesting a library card for a child under 16, their parent or guardian will also need to attach a copy of a valid photo ID to the request.
If you do not know where your library card is or your address has changed, you can fill out the online form and the library will send you a new card or update your information. If you have any questions, you can visit the library's Library Card information page or call the library at (608) 315-5151.
If you already have a library card, you can use it to browse materials on LINKcat. When you find something you’d like to check out, simply hit the “Place a Hold” button and choose the library that you'd like to pick it up at. You will be notified when your books or library materials are ready to be picked up. You can pick up materials safely and conveniently by making an appointment to pick up books online or by calling the library directly.
Are you unsure of what kinds of books you want? Fill out a quick form online and Madison Public Library librarians will put together a bundle of new books based on your interests. This is a great way to find new materials for the whole family.
No more library fines!
The Madison Public Library is now fine free! Madison Public Library stopped assessing late and overdue fees in August 2020 and is currently working on waiving existing fines for library patrons. You can call the library at (608) 315-5151 to check on the status of your fines.
We are excited to be able to provide students with access to resources in a safe manner. Please note that students and families will not be allowed in school buildings and should remain in vehicles whenever possible and follow all guidelines for school distributions.
Elementary school families may visit any participating elementary school site during their pick up hours to check out books. Elementary school librarians will put together bags of books based on themes (animals, mysteries, sports) or by grade level, and families will be able to select a book bag based on their student's age or interests.
How to reserve a book in Destiny Discover (Middle and High School)
Students in middle and high schools can reserve books in Destiny to pick up at their school during the designated hours. Below are video instructions on how to reserve books in Destiny (click the square in the corner to view a bigger version of the video), or you can use the written instructions for reserving a book in Destiny