MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) All Madison Public Libraries will open for regular service on Feb. 1. In a release, it states there may be a few service delays as the libraries work to get back up to speed. Some of the following may apply to library customers.
• Due to an increase in hold requests and a backlog of items to check in, items placed on hold or put in transit to fill holds may be delayed by several days.
• Items returned in our book drops when we were closed may take several days to be cleared from your record. Items returned in book drops will be backdated to our last open day so as not to add any additional fines.
• Holds on Madison Public Library shelves that were set to expire between January 30 and February 1 will now expire Saturday, February 2 (with a few exceptions).
• Fines may have accrued on days we were closed. If you owe a fine due to the weather, please return the item in person to any Madison Public Library and tell staff that you have a weather related fine. We'll do our best to waive or reduce fines related to the weather the rest of this week and into next week.
• Some programs may be cancelled or rescheduled throughout the weekend.
The statement also reads to check the library's website or call ahead during these days of extreme winter temperatures and declared snow emergencies to make sure it is open.