About the Library

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The Portage Public Library serves and supports the community through open access to resources, partnerships, and technology.


The Portage Public Library aspires to be community's social and learning hub, improving the quality of life for everyone.

(Click here to view our 2022-2026 strategic plan!)


(You can call the library at 608-742-4959. To reach specific department heads, please use the extensions listed below.)

Library Leadership:

Library Director - Debbie 
Ext. 174, dbird [at] portagelibrary.us
Library administration; current operating hours and procedures, library policy, library management. All other inquiries unless otherwise noted.

Circulation Services Supervisor - Autumn
Ext. 171, autumn [at] portagelibrary.us
• All circulation services: overdue fees, checkout periods, holds, lost/damaged items, Outer Library Loans.

Youth Services Librarian & Technology Coordinator - Ann
Ext. 178, avickman [at] portagelibrary.us
Children & teen collection materials, children/teen program administration, school outreach, technology. 

Adult Services Library- Whitney
Ext. 170, wparrillo [at] portagelibrary.us
Collection development, outreach, purchasing adult materials. 

Departmental Staff:

Library Assistant: Children's Services - Angie
Ext. 177 (Children's desk), angie [at] portagelibrary.us
Children's services information & support.

Events & Programming Coordinator - Patti
Ext. 169, pfichter [at] portagelibrary.us
Teen and adult programs, presentation/program inquiries, community room bookings.

Library Assistant: Technical Services - Amanda
Ext. 181, amanda [at] portagelibrary.us
Processing and cataloging of adult collection materials. For inquiries regarding selection of materials, contact Adult Services Librarian.

Library Assistant: Public Services - Gloria
Ext. 180, gloria [at] portagelibrary.us
Book clubs, adult services outreach/collaborations, memorial book purchasing, library displays.

Portage Public Library is located at 253 West Edgewater Street in Portage, Wisconsin.


Member of the South Central Library System

Portage Public Library is a member of the South Central Library System (SCLS), a consortium of public libraries in a seven county area. SCLS offers a shared online catalog (LINKcat), delivery of books and media, and reciprocal borrowing privileges among libraries.