Sturm Memorial Library • 130 North Bridge Street, Manawa, WI 54949 • (920) 596-2252 | Contact Us


Library Cards

Library cards are free to Wisconsin residents. Identification and proof of residence are required when the card application is completed. Minors under 16 need a parent or guardian’s signature on their application. The replacement charge for a lost card is $3.00. Please notify the Circulation staff with a change in name, address or telephone. Library cards are valid for one year.

Library Material Collections

Every effort is made to provide a balanced collection that meets the recreational and educational needs of the community. The collection will promote no causes nor favor any viewpoints. The library will welcome any suggestions from the public for items and subjects to be included in the collection - the library is for use by the whole community and it is intended that the collection reflect the community. See the library’s Materials Selection Policy for more details.

Online Catalog

The InfoSoup Online Catalog provides access to the library’s collection, the collections of the public libraries in the Outagamie Waupaca Library System and many in the Nicolet Federated Library System.

Public Access to the Internet and Wifi

The library provides public access computers. The computers will be available on a first come first served basis. People can get in line for a computer if they wait in the library. A library card is required to logon to Internet stations, but visitors may request a guest pass at the Circulation Desk. In addition to public access computers, the library offers Wifi service throughout the building. See the library’s Internet Use Policy for more details.

Circulation Services

Circulation services checks out materials, checks them in and shelves them, sends out notices for those materials not returned on time, collects fines, manages reserves, and maintains the patron records.  Contact the library if you: change your name, address, or phone number; lose your library card; have a question about a notice you’ve received or have a question regarding the reserve process. See the library’s Circulation Policy for check out periods, fines and more details.

Reference & Information Services

Telephone and walk-in reference and information services are provided by library staff. Staff answers all types of questions and helps patrons use the library’s collections and facilities.

Reader’s Advisory Services

Help in selecting reading materials on a particular topic, by a favorite author, or at a certain reading level is provided by library staff. This is one of our favorite jobs so don’t hesitate to ask for assistance.

Email Notices

Sign up here to receive notices from the Sturm Memorial Library by email! We will send you reserve notices when an item you reserved is available for checkout, an overdue notice when an item is past due, and a courtesy notice one day before your items are due. Text message notification is also available.

Interlibrary Loan

Books and media owned by libraries outside the OWLSnet area can often be obtained through interlibrary loan. You will be contacted when the requested material is in. Call the library at (920)596-2252 for help with Interlibrary Loan.

Meeting Room

The meeting room in the Sturm Memorial Library is to be used for recreational and educational meetings by organizations, individuals, and businesses in the library service area. The meeting room can be used between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. seven days a week. Reservations can be made with any of the library staff. For more details see the library’s Meeting Room Policy.

Fax Services

The library provides fax services for a fee. To send a fax, the library charges $3.00 for the first five pages. The charge for each additional page is $.50. Patrons may receive faxes at the library for a fee of $1.00 for the first five pages.


The library allows patrons make black and white copies at a charge of $.15 per copy for legal and standard size. 11″ X 17″ copies are available for a charge of $.25 per copy.
Color copies are available for a charge of $.25 per copy.