Library Partnership

Library PartnershipMGE-funded materials and programs for area public libraries increase the pool of information and tools to help you use energy efficiently, lower your utility bill and reduce your impact on the environment. Begun in 1994, MGE's library partnership continues to evolve to meet your needs.

Use library computers to access MGE Web site energy tools and tips.

Circulating books, videos, CDs, DVDs

Inform your energy decisions with up-to-date resources available at area libraries. MGE funds library collections of energy and environmental titles to give you more choices. A wide selection of titles is available for adults and children of all ages.

Need a library card? Know how to search for items electronically in your library system's shared online catalog? Check with your local public library! See our map for links to area library contact information and Web sites, and/or connect to your system's online catalog.

Greening Our World Special Collection

This popular MGE-funded collection has been developed through a partnership among Madison Public Library, MGE and Sustain Dane. Adult and children's books, videos and DVDs cover such earth-friendly living topics as:

  • Stewardship
  • Everyday Lives
  • Buildings
  • Communities
  • Transportation
  • Business and Economics
  • Energy resources
  • Water Resources
  • Climate Change

Check out a portable energy meter!

Borrow a portable energy meter, just like you would a book, to determine appliance energy consumption and help make your equipment decisions. MGE has donated many of these popular meters to area libraries.

Find and/or reserve a meter online by searching on "Portable Energy Meter" in your library system's online catalog.

For more information

Portable Energy Meter

Library-hosted programs

Get the latest energy and environmental insights at MGE-supported programs and presentations at area libraries. Examples include Power Tomorrow home energy workshops for adults and MaGicEnergy, MGE's entertaining and educational kids show.

Library resources: Give us your feedback!

Help MGE support your local public library. Tell us what energy information resources and tools are most useful to you. Email us at

Public libraries serving MGE customers

Library Map

Dane County Library Service – a coordinating agency for all public libraries in the county, with bookmobile service in selected areas.

Online catalogs

South Central Library System - Enter your Search criteria.
Southwest Wisconsin Library System - Click on your library on the map.
Winding Rivers Library System - Click the WRLSWEB catalog button.

"There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library… where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration." — Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919)

For more information

Contact: Dave Benforado
Phone: (608) 252-7906