Public Library

Benton Public Library


48 W. Main St.

Phone: (608) 759-BOOK (2665)


Michele Anderson

Email: [email protected]


Interim Director/Assistant

Connor McCarthy

Email: [email protected]


Susan Ward

Library Status

Benton Public Library will be open with limited hours and services starting Monday, May 24.

The library will require all patrons ages 5+ to wear masks and will limit the number of patrons to no more than 5.

Computer use and printer services will be available by appointment, and patrons can also print wirelessly with the PaperCut app.

For more information on the current status of library services go to

Curbside Service hours:

Monday: 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM - In-Person Browsing by Appointment

Tuesday: 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM - Curbside Only

Wednesday: 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM - In-Person Browsing by Appointment

Thursday: 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM - Curbside Only

Friday: CLOSED

Saturday: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM - In-Person Browsing by Appointment

Sunday: CLOSED

Internet users may browse Benton’s library catalog and the combined catalog collections of member libraries making up the Southwest Library System, a five-county service area consisting of 28 libraries. Library patrons may interlibrary loan items from other libraries in the system. Patrons will be notified by phone when requested items are available to be picked up at the Benton Public Library.

Library Board Members and Board Meetings

Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 1:00 P.M. at Benton Public Library, 48 W. Main Street. The meetings are open to the public.

Benton Library Board members include:


Wm, Foltz, Ph.d


Sherri Timmerman


Sandra Scanlan

Janice Blaine

Sandye Voight

Lisa Lawrence

Jill Knight

Scott Cruse

Stacy Addie