Library Services


The Bayfield Carnegie Library is your choice for information and community networking. Our philosophy is that "the Bayfield Carnegie Library should consider itself neither too small to be a bulwark of freedom, nor too big to be a friend of the citizen who loves and uses it."

The library's mission is to be a creative learning center for the Bayfield community and to nurture the love of books and reading.


The library owns over 20,000 items available for checkout, including DVDs, books on tape and CD, over 2000 videos and magazines. Requests may be placed directly from the online catalog or you can ask our friendly staff for help. If we don't own the item you need, it can be borrowed through our interlibrary loan services. Most of these out-of-town materials are delivered to the library within three days.

Our collection includes special interest subjects such as sailing, kayaking, boat building, and other materials on marine subjects (including lighthouses!) and local history.

The Bayfield Video Archives collection is available for checkout. These are over 150 videotaped interviews of Bayfield area residents created through the assistance of Mary Rice for the Bayfield Heritage Association and directed by John Hanson.


The library has five public computer work stations with high speed internet access and word processing. You have complete access to up-to-date reference resources.

Meeting Room

A meeting room is available for public use with kitchen facilities. A large children's area includes a "reading nook" for kids.

Library Staff

Blair Nelson, Director and Teresa Weber, Assistant Librarian