Welcome to OWLS

Serving public libraries in Outagamie and Waupaca counties.

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Empowering Communities Through Libraries

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The Outagamie Waupaca Library System is dedicated to bringing the power of libraries to everyone in our communities. We work together to connect you with the best resources, services, and programs, making it easier for you to explore, learn, and grow. Through innovation and collaboration, we’re shaping the future of library service to better serve you and our neighborhoods.

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Borrowing Privileges

Residents of the system may use any of the public libraries in the two counties. In addition, OWLS has agreements which allow patrons to use many other public libraries in the state.

Interlibrary Loan

OWLS member libraries borrow materials directly from each other and from the libraries in Nicolet Federated Library System.


OWLS' delivery program is committed to putting desired materials in the hands of library patrons as quickly as possible. To achieve that goal, the system engages in several different activities.

Library Development

OWLSnet and Our Tech Support

OWLS operates a shared, integrated library automation network (OWLSnet) for OWLS member libraries and member libraries of the Nicolet Federated Library System. OWLSnet services include circulation control, public access catalog, resource sharing, and Internet access. 

OWLS professional staff offers consulting services on using microcomputers and electronic information resources effectively. Assistance with the development and maintenance of local library web sites will also be provided.