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The West Bend Library has one official Notary Public on staff available during most business hours and some evenings and Saturdays.
Please call or email ahead before stopping by the library. We can better assist you once we know type of document that needs to be notarized.
If your document needs to be signed by witnesses, please bring in your own if possible.
Public Computers and Printing
We have 12 computers for internet access, 2 computers specifically for job searching, 1 designated for word processing, 1 for genealogy research, and 1 Express Computer (you do not need your library card for the express computer). If you need to make copies, they are $0.25 a page.
Currently these computers are limited access to 6 people at a time due to COVID-19.
The library has three small rooms with a maximum capacity of four people and two large rooms with a maximum capacity of six people.
Study rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis. A library card or ID is needed to use a study room. Ask the librarian at the Reference Desk about room availability.
Unlike meeting rooms, study rooms CANNOT be reserved. Study room users are guaranteed one hour, but may stay longer if no one is waiting. If a study room has been vacant for 10 minutes or longer, it is considered abandoned and may be given to another patron.
The library is not responsible for lost or stolen items. If you need to leave your room for a brief period of time, close the door behind you. The door will lock and the librarian at the desk will happily let you back in.
Please DO NOT:
- post anything on study room walls, windows, or doors
- engage in any activities that disturb or interfere with other patrons
- move study room furniture
- leave belongings unattended for longer than ten minutes
- adhere to the Patron Rules of Conduct
- bring something to drink, or a dollar to purchase coffee, tea, cider or hot chocolate at the Reference Desk
- vacate study rooms at least five minutes before the library closes for the day
Can't find what you're looking for in the Monarch Catalog? We can help you with that. For items that are available outside of the Monarch Library System, we can try to see if they are available in WISCAT, in other libraries around Wisconsin. You can call the library at 262-335-5152 to make requests or stop by to see if we can find it for you.
The library offers Fax Service through a service called Fax 24. The fax machine is located on the second floor of the library by the reference desk. The machine takes either credit or debit card and costs $1.75 for the first page and $1.00 for each additional page. We do not have the capability to receive faxes, however.
The library provides hard copies of many commonly-requested state and federal tax forms and instructions. Tax forms from previous years, or those not provided by the library, can be copied or printed for a fee of $0.25 per page.
2020 Wisconsin state tax forms have now arrived. When federal tax forms are available to pick up, this page will be updated; we will also have a list of available forms and instructions.
WI State Forms
- Form 1 and instructions
- Form 1 NPR
- H & H-EZ forms and instructions
- Rent Certificate
- Schedule AD and instructions
- Schedule SB and instructions
- Schedule WD and instructions
Federal Tax Forms
- 1040 booklets - include forms (including 1040 SR), not instructions
- Schedules 1, 2, 3, and Schedule LEP
- We are still waiting for more federal tax forms, including English and Spanish language 1040 instruction booklets. Due to shipping delays, we are uncertain when these forms will arrive. Watch this space for updates.
Wisconsin state tax forms and instructions are available online here at the Department of Revenue website.
Federal tax forms and instructions are available online here at the Internal Revenue Service website.
The library receives many inquiries each year about free tax assistance for seniors provided by AARP. All free tax assistance through AARP has been cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Washington County has compiled a handout for seniors seeking tax assistance, available to view or print here. You can also pick up a copy from the library.
For more possible alternatives, please consult the IRS website, especially this page about Free Tax Return Preparation for Qualifying Taxpayers
Job Center Computer
Need to type a resume and cover letter or search for a job? The library now has two Job Center Computers for this purpose. They are located on the 2nd floor, near our word processor. Reservations are required (one 2-hour use per day per person) although walk-ins are allowed. You must be at least 18 years old to use these computers.
These resume and cover letter reference books are located at the Job Center Computers for your use:
- Expert Resumes for Computers and Web Jobs
- Expert Resumes for Teachers and Educators
- 15 Minute Cover Letter: Write an Effective Letter Right Now
- Interview Answers in a Flash
- Knock ’em Dead Cover Letters
- Knock ’em Dead Resumes
- The Quick Resume and Cover Letter Book
- The Resume and Cover Letter Phrase Book
- Resumes for Dummies
- Resumes that Pop
- Step by Step Resumes
Call the Reference Desk at 262-335-5152 for more information or to reserve your spot.
Librarians can proctor exams during open hours. For questions call the Reference Desk at 262-335-5152.
Students $.25 per page for printing of examinations. Also, students or their school are responsible for mailing envelopes and postage.
For online exams only, we have Job Center Computers available for students.
Exams can be mailed to:
West Bend Library
630 Poplar St.
West Bend, WI 53095
Exams can be faxed to 262-335-5169 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Puzzle Exchange is on the second floor of the library. You can take a puzzle and also leave any puzzles you are no longer using. And don't forget to check out our puzzle table while you're visiting the Puzzle Exchange.
Want to download e-books and e-audiobooks to your personal device, like a smartphone, tablet, or e-reader? You can do that with Libby and Hoopla!
Want to learn more about what Libby and Hoopla can do and how to use them? Check out our blog post about both services!