Library Services

Books & Items to Borrow

Books, videos, newspapers, tribal papers, magazines, atlases.
Native American Book Collection

Computers & Wifi

Public computers and wireless internet access with personal devices.

Faxing, scanning, copying, printing, & Laminating

We have a copy machine available for patrons to use themselves, but we are able to offer assistance to those who might need help.
  • B&W
  • Color 


  • The library will send and receive faxed documents for patrons and area residents.




Interlibrary Loan

OML belongs to a network of more than 25 libraries with shared lending.  If there is an item we don’t have on our shelves, we are happy to request it for you from another library in Northern Waters Library Service.  You an also place your own holds through the catalog.

For harder to find items, we can also request materials through the statewide WISCAT interlibrary loan system.  Please bear in mind that newer items are usually not available for several months.

Availability of materials depends on the age, demand, and the number of holdings throughout the state.

Interlibrary Loan

Need something we don’t own? We’ll try to borrow it!

Meeting Rooms

The Walter E. Olson Memorial Library (OML) strives to provide welcoming public spaces, including making several of our rooms available for use by reservation.  

Rooms can be reserved in person, by phone, or by using the “Reserve a Room” button.


The Northern Waters Library Service Mail-A-Book program is a county-funded library service for people of all ages who cannot use a public library because of disability or travel limitation or living in areas without a local public library. This service is available to residents of Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Sawyer, Vilas, and Washburn Counties. Eligibility for the Mail-A-Book service is outlined on the Mail-A-Book Card Application

talking books & Braille library

The Wisconsin Talking Book and Braille Library (WTBBL) provides audiobooks and Brailled materials to persons, living in Wisconsin, who cannot read or use regular print materials as a result of temporary or permanent visual or physical limitations. In addition, WTBBL also circulates audiobooks and braille materials about Wisconsin or by Wisconsin authors, as well as audio-described DVDs.

WTBBL patrons receive and return books and equipment, postage-free through the U.S. Postal Service.

tax forms

The Library carries some of the basic tax forms for the
current year. These are available for the public to stop in and pick up each January through mid-April.

We can also assist you in printing any other tax forms you may needs.  We suggest that people know which tax forms they need before they come in.

Technology help

OML staff can assist you with technology needs.  For simple issues, walk-in help is available as staff time permits.  If your issue requires additional time, please make an appointment by using our calendar or contacting the Library.

  • Devices we can assist with: laptops, notebooks, Chromebooks, Ipad/Iphone, Android smartphone, tablets.
  • Topics we can assist with: device basics, Microsoft Suite, Google Suite, device/notification settings, cyber security basics, creating an email account, social media basics.
Technology help
Monthly Mending Day
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203 N. Main St.
Eagle River, WI 54521

phone 715-479-8070
fax 715-479-2435


Monday 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

The Walter E. Olson Memorial Library welcomes and supports all people to connect, learn, discover, and grow.