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Download Ebooks & Audiobooks

photo credit: Michael Porter via Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/libraryman/5052936803/Get your free ebooks here!

OverDrive has free ebooks & audiobooks that are compatible with your Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPod, phone, and many more mobile devices! You can also read & listen via your PC or and Mac computer -- available anytime day or night!

Questions? Try these: Winnefox's guide to e-book readers, OverDrive Help, guided tour, compatible and incompatible mobile devices, and frequently asked questions.

And the EBSCO eBook Collection (was NetLibrary) is handy for homework and after-hours reference work. Questions? Use their support center or tutorial.

Winnefox Employment Help Center

Winnefox Employment Help Center

Looking for work, but not sure where to start?

The best job search info is at the Winnefox Employment Help Center!

Find everything for your job search there, including...

  • Waushara County job openings
  • job opportunities in Wisconsin and in other states
  • tips for filling out applications
  • résumé samples and templates
  • job fairs and recruitment events
  • videos of job interviewing tips
  • free books and brochures

The Winnefox Employment Help Center is a service of the Winnefox Library System.

Free Wireless Internet Access Available at the Library

The Hancock Public Library is now offering wireless connections to the library's Internet service. Bring in your laptop and take advantage of this photo of hands on a laptop keyboardfree service.

  • Internet access is provided via 802.11g wireless access points.
  • Compatible with 802.11b and 802.11g network cards.
  • Your laptop must be configured to use DHCP; instructions will be available to reset your laptop to use DHCP.
  • Beyond providing basic instructions, library staff cannot assist you with configuring your laptop or to troubleshoot individual problems. Ask at our circulation desk to receive instructions.

We also offer free Internet access at a number of publicly-accessible PCs in the library.

photo of the Hancock Public LibraryThe Value of Your Local Library:

By providing materials and services free of charge, your local library strives to raise the status and the production of the community as a whole. Today libraries are the only place where information is freely available for everyone, covering a smorgasbord of subjects from all perspectives in a variety of formats whether it is for educational purposes, leisure, or entertainment.

To quote Alvin Toffler, "The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn." On that note, it is important to keep in mind that you local librarian is an information-literacy counselor who offers personalized help and assistance. Don't kid yourself -- it's a jungle out there and sooner or later you're going to need professional help to find that "needle in the haystack." It's important to remember that your local librarian is your personal guide teaching you survival skills for a competitive world in the 21st century…

Visit your local library today!


114 South Main Street
P.O. Box 217
Hancock, WI 54943-0217
(715) 249-5817

photo of the Volunteer Fire Department display at the Historical Research Center
Volunteer Fire Department mementos on display at the Historical Research Center in Hancock Public Library
Library hours:
Monday: Noon - 6 pm
Tuesday: closed
Wednesday: 10 am - 6 pm
Thursday: Noon - 6 pm
Friday: Noon - 6 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 1 pm
Sunday: closed

Historical Research Center hours:
Wednesday: 10 am - 2 pm
Saturday: 10 am - Noon
Hancock Public Library is a member of the Winnefox Library System
Click here to go to the Winnefox Library System web site

Updated 15 December, 2014