News and Upcoming Events
As of March 17th, 2020 the Library has been closed by the City of Hartford due to COVID-19.  Curbside Pickup/Self Service Pick up of holds is suspended until further notice.  This was a very difficult decision to make and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.  Thank you for your understanding as we work to make the best decisions during this time to protect the health of the community and our staff.  We value all of our library patrons and miss seeing each of you daily!  We hope to resume services soon.  Please stay home and access all of the many digital resources available at https://hartfordlibrary.org/online_resources.aspx .                      Please do not worry about returning materials.  All due dates have been extended until April 30th and fines will be NOT be charged during this time. 

Due to the CDC's ecommendation that people should avoid social gatherings of more than 10 people to slow the spread of COVID-19, the library will be closed starting March 17, 2020 until the foreseeable future. As you know, this situation is constantly changing. We will keep you updated as things change.

We have worked to compile a list of free online resources students can use at home during the school quarantine. The list can be found at https://hartfordlibrary.org/children.aspx under the heading “School Quarantine Resources.”

We understand people may be needing our Wi-Fi to conduct work and other activities. It is available in the parking lot.  Please use it! 

Our network is: JRLGuest

Passowrd: JRLGuest

*Please note, the first 4 letters of each is capitalized.

Additionally, for students that may not have internet at home, please be aware Charter is offering free Wi-Fi for 60 days for new K-12 and College student households. Visit https://bit.ly/2ITmH5M to learn more.

Sign-Up for a Library Card Online!
Want to access digital resources but don't have a library card? Or do you know someone who really needs access to digital resources right now but doesn't have a library card yet? Patrons without a library card can follow our step-by-step guide to register for one online. This will provide you (or a friend) access to digital materials such as ebooks and eaudibooks. Happy reading!

*Please note, this will give you a temporary library barcode, password, and account that will not expire while the library is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. After the library is reopened, you must visit the library to finish registration and receive a permanent library card.

Jack Russell Memorial Library
100 Park Ave
Hartford, WI 53027

Phone: 262-673-8240
Fax: 262-673-8080

Library Hours
Closed until futhur notice due to COVID-19.
Looking for a book or movie? Visit the Monarch Online Catalog! Looking to renew library materials or access your library account? Please visit the My Account link on the Monarch Catalog and log in with your library card number and pin. Don't know your pin? You can reset it by clicking the forgot pin number from the my account page.
Site Updated Apri 6, 2020
Contact Us
When making inquires with this form, please allow a minimum of 24 hours for Library Staff to respond.  This form is not monitored after business hours or on Sundays.  
For questions about your library record, items in our collection, overdue notices, reminder email notices, placing holds, online bill payment and resetting your library pin number, please call 262-673-8240 and select '0' to be connected with the circulation desk.  
To reserve a small study room on the second floor, please call 262-673-8240 and select '2' to be connected with the reference desk.
To reserve the Community Room or Conference Room, please call 262-673-8240, select '0' and ask to speak with Diane.
For questions about printing from a library computer, faxing, donating materials and library programs, please call 262-673-8240 and select '0'. 
For information regarding History of Hartford, Historical Newspapers and/or genealogy inquires, please contact the Hartford History Room at 262-673-8249 or email the coordinator at [email protected] .  
For employment information, please visit employment opportunities. 
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