General Info & Services

Patrons must come into the library and fill out a Borrower's Application. Library cards are issued free of charge. Birth date and driver's license or State I.D. are required on application forms. The person whose signature is on the card application is responsible for all materials borrowed from the library under that library card number according to the policies of the lending library. Applicants under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian sign the application form.  Library cards will be honored at any of the 30 Merlin Libraries in Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Sawyer, Vilas and Washburn Counties. For a map of Merlin Libraries go to this link.

Merlin is the shared catalog of NWLS member libraries. With a library card, patrons can directly request, renew, and check the status of items either checked out or on hold. 

Merlin is the shared catalog of NWLS member libraries. You can limit your search to browse for items owned at the Library. With a library card, you can directly request, renew, and check the status of items you have checked out or reserved.  Detailed instructions are available in the Help Center section of the online catalog.

The Merlin Catalog 

Legion Memorial Library patrons have access to over 725,000 items in our Merlin automated system using interlibrary loan.  If an item you're looking for is not on our shelf or we don't own it, we can request the item from another library in the Merlin Consortium.

The WISCAT Catalog 

If it can not be found in any Merlin library, we can requst the item through WISCAT; which is Wisconsin Resource Sharing. Patrons may view the catalog in WISCAT to find the desired item. However, it must be requested through your local library. If it is not found in WISCAT, your local librarian will request through our system headquarters, and the search will go nationwide. The item will be shipped to our library.  You just have to come in and check it out! 

Request Options 

You can order items in person, over the phone or through the Merlin online catalog.  Ask for assitance if you need help or you've never used this service before!


The library has free wireless Internet service and computers with high speed Internet access. 


Photocopy:      8 ½ x 11 = $0.15 per side
B & W Printer:    8 ½ x 11 = $0.15 per side
Color Printer:     8 ½ x 11 = $0.50 per side