Brown County Library Billing Update

The Appleton, Kimberly-Little Chute, Kaukauna, and Muehl (Seymour) Public Libraries are pleased to announce that full service to residents of Brown County has been reinstated, effective March 25, 2013. In addition to being able to use our services and materials within our facilities, Brown County residents are again able to check out materials at our libraries.

In January, the ability for Brown County residents to check out materials from our libraries was curtailed because of the inequity created when Brown County Library billed Outagamie County for library service. Our libraries have always believed that the service we provide to Brown County residents should offset any bills that Brown County Library might send for serving Outagamie County residents. In December, we sent letters to the Brown County Library Board to this effect, and the Brown County Library Board has not contested our letters. In addition, Outagamie County has recently affirmed its agreement with this position.

Because Outagamie County considers Brown County Library's bill paid in full by the service we've provided to Brown County residents, there is no longer any inequity to be addressed. Consequently, Outagamie County has expressed its support for reinstating borrowing privileges for Brown County residents.

We are pleased to again offer Brown County residents the same high quality, fair and affordable library services we've provided in the past.