Library Building

The beautiful Fitchburg Public Library building was designed to meet the needs of all members of the community. The 36,000 square foot, two-story facility features:
  • Adult fiction, CDs and DVDs
  • Art gallery
  • Children's library
  • Fitchburg history room
  • Meeting rooms
  • Nonfiction and reference
  • Private study rooms
  • Quiet reading room
  • Technology center
  • Teen library


The library opened with a collection of 60,000 items. The building is designed to accommodate the growing Fitchburg community, with plenty of room for our expanding collection.

The library is proud to offer a wide range of materials to meet the educational, cultural, and recreational information needs of community members. Our diverse collection includes Spanish language materials for adults and children, Mandarin children's books, and a growing collection of ebooks and downloadable audiobooks.


Careful attention was paid to technology during the planning stages, and the result is a library well equipped for the 21st century. Our large Technology Center is open to the public, and also serves as the classroom for technology programs and classes. Visitors to the library will find online catalog stations throughout the building, as well as convenient self-checkout stations. Visitors can enjoy wi-fi access throughout the premises using one of the 10 laptops available for in-house use, or on their own personal device.


Prior to the library's construction, residents of Fitchburg were served by the Dane County Bookmobile, the Madison Public Library, and other surrounding community libraries. In 2008, residents voted to build the Fitchburg Public Library, and ground was broken April 12, 2010. Construction continued throughout 2010, until the grand opening on June 29, 2011.

Community Benevolence

Many members of the community generously donated their time, money, and more to help make the library what it is today. A Capital Campaign was started with the goal of raising $4 million for the library's construction and collection. The Friends of Fitchburg Library began before the library was built, and have helped build community support both before building construction, as well as today.


The library was designed with utmost consideration for the environment. Learn more about the sustainable features of the library by exploring the links below. The next time you visit the library be sure to take the self-guided sustainability tour.

LEED Gold Certified 2012