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T.B. Scott Free Library has reopened.

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Expanded services include:

  • Browsing the shelves for materials will be allowed.  Alternatively, curbside pickup is available.
  • Computers are available without an appointment.
  • Reference and information services are available at the Youth Services and Adult Services desk, by phone (715-536-7191), or by email.
  • A public copier is available on the third floor.
  • Wireless printing from personal devices is now available.
  • Library programs and events remain virtual or are held outdoors.
  • Meeting rooms are available for groups of up to 20 and tables and chairs are spaced for physical distancing.
  • Face masks are required for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals entering the Library.
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Disposable masks are available if needed.
  • Curbside service is still available.  Patrons are asked to schedule an appointment at 715-536-7191.
  • Cleaning protocols of public use areas are in place.


    • Monday - Thursday:  10am to 6pm
    • Friday - Saturday:  10am to 1pm

    We are encouraging our patrons to use our website and the tools and resources available there, including eBooks and eAudiobooks, streaming video, digital learning tools, and more through the Wisconsin Digital Library.

    Curbside Pickup Services

    T.B. Scott Free Library is providing contactless, curbside pickup of materials.

    Curbside Pickup

    • Place your holds: Call 715-536-7191 to request materials or place holds through our online catalog.  Phones are staffed Monday - Thursday: 10am - 6pm and Friday - Saturday: 10am - 1pm.  After hours messages will be returned the next working day.
    • Schedule a time for pickup: Call 715-536-7191 to arrange an appointment for pickup or call us from your vehicle.  Upon scheduling, we will need a description of your vehicle.
    • Pickup: Park near the entrance.  Alternative arrangements will be made if you don’t have a vehicle.  If you have arranged a pickup time in advance, you may notify us when you arrive if you have a cell phone by calling 715-536-7191.  A staff member will be awaiting your arrival at the designated time.
    • Collect your items: A staff member will bring out your checked-out materials.  With your vehicle window closed, we ask that you or whomever is picking up your materials present the library card in the window of the vehicle to verify that we are giving the materials to the correct person.  We will then place the bag of materials in front of your stall.  Or if you’d prefer, you may open your trunk and we can place your items there.  In this way, we are ensuring social distancing.
    • Due date(s): Each curbside check-out of library materials includes a check-out slip with due dates for each item.  Lost the slip?  Patrons may also check when their materials are due by signing-in to their V-Cat library accounts.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding as we begin to provide services in a new way that is safe for everyone.  Wait times may be longer than usual, and you may occasionally need to leave a message while we are helping other patrons.  We will return your call as soon as possible.

    We look forward to seeing you at a safe distance soon!

    Note: If you are sick, please stay home.  Do not come to the library to pick up your materials.

    Outreach Services


    If you or someone you know is interested in T.B. Scott Library Outreach Services, please contact Donna Plautz ( or call at (715) 536-7191.

    What is outreach?

    T.B. Scott Library offers free delivery of materials to residents unable to visit the library because of age, illness, disability, or other incapacitating circumstance. Delivery is scheduled according to temporary or long term needs, and services are always tailored to your personal preferences.

    What can I request?

    Any material that can be checked out can be requested through our Outreach services. This includes Books, DVDs, Music CDs, Audio Books, Large Print materials, and even magazines. You may request specific items, or materials can be selected for you based on your preferences.

    How many items will I receive?

    This depends on your preference. Most people find that 4 to 5 items per delivery is enough to keep them engaged. We can adjust the number and type of material at any time.

    When will I receive the materials?

    Materials are delivered to your door once a month by friendly staff or volunteers. Mutually convenient delivery times will be arranged.

    How can I register for this service?

    Please contact Donna Plautz by email ( or call (715) 536-7191.

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    T.B. Scott Free Library
    106 West First Street
    Merrill, WI 54452

    Telephone (715) 536 - 7191

    Fax (715) 536 - 1705

    Monday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Tuesday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Wednesday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Thursday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Friday: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Saturday: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

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