Public Library

Benton Public Library


48 W. Main St.

Phone: (608) 759-BOOK (2665)


Interim Director

Connor McCarthy

Email: [email protected]

Children's Librarian

Susan Ward

Library Status

Benton Public Library is now open at regular hours.

Masks not required, but recommended.

Library will limit the number of patrons to no more than 5.

Computer use and printer services are available, 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 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Thursday: 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • 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