Wisconsin Valley Library Service

Vcat Shared Library System


Abbotsford               Antigo

Athens                     Colby

Crandon                   Dorchester

Elcho                       Elton                        Edgar                       Gilman                     Granton                   Greenwood             

Hatley                      Laona                      Loyal                       Marathon                

Medford                   Merrill                     Minocqua                 Mosinee                   Owen                       Rhinelander             

Rib Lake                  Rothschild                Spencer                    Stetsonville              Stratford                  Thorp                     

Three Lakes            Tomahawk                               Wausau                    Westboro                

White Lake              Withee                    




Telephone Information Service




Summer Reading Programs


Interlibrary Loan:  The Library will make every possible effort to provide books and other materials not available locally.  Interlibrary loan periods are set by the lending library.  No renewals are permitted on these materials.


Photocopy Service:  Personal copying done at a nominal fee, excepting music and plat books.


Fax Service:

Sending:  $3.00 first page,

$1.00 each additional page.

Receiving:  $2.00 first page

$ .25 each additional page.

Homebound Services

Phone for more information.


6 Public

Computer/Internet Stations:

Registration at the front desk required.

1 hour time limits.

Black Print 15 cents per page.


2 Sprint Mobile Hotspots

Available for 1 week checkouts


Wireless Internet


Children’s Early Literacy Nooks


Wisconsin’s Digital Library

(OverDrive / downloadable audio & eBooks)




Pre-School Board Books

Kits – picture books with CD.

Children’s books

Children’s Music CDs

Young Adult Books

Adult Fiction and Non-Fiction Books

Popular Paperbacks

Large Print Books

Current Magazines and Newspapers

Tomahawk Leader on Microfilm

1895- Present


CD Audio Books

Music CD’s

Reference Books

Including WI State Statutes



Library cards will be issued to anyone residing in the WVLS area presenting adequate identification, including current address or verification of land ownership.  A parent or guardian with a valid V-Cat borrower card must sign library card for all minors.


Other Wisconsin residents must present adequate address identification in addition to their "Home" library card per Wisconsin State Statute 43.30.  Upon verification, the Tomahawk V-Cat borrower card will be issued within 2 business days.


Lost cards and change of address should be reported to the Library as soon as possible.  Lost cards will be replaced for a $2.00 fee.


Lost or damaged materials are the responsibility of the cardholder.



Microfilm/Microfiche Viewer Copier

Tomahawk Leader obituaries index available.  Black ink copies: 15 cents.



Available on some Public Internet Stations.





Available during open hours.

Free to Non-profit Organizations.

All others - $20 Charge

7 tables w/chairs

Capacity 36 – 40 comfortably

Phone for reservations 715-453-2455











4 weeks:

Adult and Children's Books

Paperback novels

Large Print Books


2 weeks:

New Fiction and Popular Non-fiction



CD's and Audio Cassettes

Holiday Children 's Picture Books


1 week:





Phone on or before the material's due date or renew in the vcat online website.  Only one renewal per item and only if item is not on reserve for another borrower.




Materials may be renewed during regular business hours in the return slot, located at the front desk or anytime in the outside book return located next to the front doors.




Interlibrary Loan Materials must be returned on or before the due date.  NO EXCEPTIONS!


Printed Material                                $ .10 per day

DVD's                                    $ .50 per day

CD's                                       $ .50 per day

Audio Books                        $ .50 per day

CD ROMS                            $ .50 per day       


Materials one month overdue will be billed to the cardholder at full replacement price, plus fines.                                                                  


$1.00 charge for DVD's returned scratched or in need of cleaning.


Persons charged with lost materials or fines over $5.00 will lose all library privileges until charges are paid.


The cardholder is responsible for anything charged on his/her card.  This includes damage to any library materials.  Fines will be assessed accordingly.  Damage to items owned by other libraries will be assessed a "cost of item" fee.  Please do not lend your card or library materials to anyone else.



The Tomahawk Public Library provides service to all individuals in the community, both children and adults.  The Library's objectives include the provision of books and other materials selected to aid the individual in the pursuit of education, information, pleasure, research, and in the use of leisure time.


The Library provides service to all in the community, within the context of library objectives regardless of race, creed, color, sex, occupational, or financial position.