General Info & Services

How to Get A Library Card

Patrons must come into the library and fill out and sign a “Resident” or “Visitor” Patron Borrower Card Application form to register for a library card. There is also online Patron Registration for a temporary card here. Patrons will still need to come into the library to get a permanent card. Library cards are issued free of charge. Patrons must provide proof of identity and residence. A drivers’ license, state identification card, or student ID may be used, or library staff may verify residence using the guidelines from the Wisconsin Proof of Residence for Voter Registration guide (elections.wi.gov/publications/voter-guides/proof-of-residence). The person whose signature is on the card application is responsible for all materials borrowed from the library under that library card number according to the policies of the lending library. Birthdate is required on application forms. Applicants under 18 years of age or adults with a legal guardian or caregiver must have a parent, guardian, or other adult serve as the responsible party for the card. The responsible party is ultimately responsible for any late fees or lost materials on the card and must provide contact information and sign the card application form. Library cards expire after one year. Cards may be renewed after verification of application information. Patrons with lost cards should notify the library as soon as possible and request a replacement card. There is a $2.00 fee for each new card.

How to Request Materials

You can request materials from the library in person during regular library hours, by phone at 715-385-2050 or through our online catalog at this link.  You will need a valid library card from the Boulder Junction Public Library or any other library in the Northern Waters Library System.

How to Use the Catalog

Merlin is the shared catalog of NWLS member libraries. With a library card, patrons can directly request, renew, and check the status of items either checked out or on hold. 

Interlibrary Loan

Boulder Junction Public Library patrons have access to over 725,000 items in our Merlin automated system using inter-library loan.  If an item you're looking for is not on our shelf or we don't own it, we can find the item at another library (either in our system, somewhere else in the state or even in another state) and have the item shipped to our library.  You just have to come in and check it out!  You can order items in person, over the phone or through the Merlin online catalog.  Ask for assistance if you've never used this service before!

How to Use the Internet

There are two ways patrons can use the Internet at the Boulder Junction Public Libary.

First, you can use one of our five public access computers for adults or two public access computers for children.  Use of computers is available on a first-come, first-served basis. However, to ensure free access for all, library staff reserves the right to set a 30-minute time limit on computer use sessions.  You need a library card or temporary visitor card to use the computers.  When all computers are being used, Pharos time management software creates a wait list.  Please read the library's Computer and Internet Use Policy.

Second, the Boulder Junction Public Library provides unfiltered wireless Internet access to library patrons.  The library's WiFi is available 24/7 inside the community center building and outside in the parking lot.  There is no password required.  Simply connect to "Boulder Junction Library Wireless" network.  Please read the library's Wireless Internet Access Policy.

Wireless Printing

You can now print from your wireless device!

Apple IOS and OS X Devices

Our wireless print server supports all iOS AirPrint enabled devices. You can choose the Konica Minolta Black & White copier for $.15 copies or the HP Laser printer for $.30 color copies.
iPad (all versions)
iPhone (3GS or later)
iPod Touch (3rd generation or later)
Mac OS X® (Lion or later)

Apple AirPrint technology is included in all newer generation Apple devices with iOS 4.2 and later.>

NOTE: iOS devices with AirPrint do not require download or installation of additional apps or software.

Window Devices

Windows laptops, tablets, and phones (Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10) will print to our HP Laser printer which prints color copies for $.30 each.

  1. Download HP ePrint App using the following link.  https://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/hp-eprint-software/5098100.  YOU WILL NEED TO KNOW THE TYPE OF WINDOWS OPERATING SYSTEM FOR YOUR LAPTOP/DEVICE.
  2. Run the installer and check "I agree" to the End-User License Agreement and click Install.
  3. Close when finished.
  4. When printing, select HP Color Laser Jet Pro M452dw printer.

Chrome & Android Devices ( and optionally Windows Devices)

Chrome and Android devices will print to our HP Laser printer which prints color copies for $.30 each.

You will need to have a Google account and be logged in. Chrome and Android devices require installation of HP Print Service Plugin from Google Play app store and it is free. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.hp.android.printservice

In all cases, once the proper software is installed on the device, it is just a matter of bringing up the document or webpage you want and selecting "Print" from the devices menu.

Copier / Printer Fees

The Boulder Junction Public Library has a copier available for public use which prints both black & white and color copies.  The copier can print 8 1/2 x 11, 8 1/2 x 14, 11 x 17 and two-sided sheets of paper.

Black and White Copies:

  • $.15 per B/W one-sided 8 ½ x 11 or 8 ½ x 14 sheet of paper
  • $.30 per B/W two-sided 8 ½ x 11 or 8 ½ x 14 sheet of paper or one-sided 11 x 17 sheet

Color Copies

  • $.30 per color one-sided 8 ½ x 11 or 8 ½ x 14 sheet of paper
  • $.60 per color two-sided 8 ½ x 11 or 8 ½ x 14 sheet of paper or one-sided 11 x 17 sheet

Scanned Copies

  • You can also scan a document and send it to your email for $.15 per sheet.

Payment should be given to the circulation desk librarian.  Patrons should make only authorized copies of copyrighted data.   Patrons are responsible for all copies made unless the copier/printer made the mistake.  Please use print preview to view your document before you print so that you do not make copies you do not want – you still have to pay for them even if they weren’t necessary.  Ask a librarian or volunteer for help with printing if you are unsure which pages you would like to print.  The copier is networked to all five public computers and serves as the printer as well.  You must ask a staff member for assistance with color printing.