Library Hours

  • Monday – Thursday     9:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Friday                              9:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Saturday                         9:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Sunday                            Closed


Little Free Pantry

Who: The Little Free Pantry is for anybody who feels they aren’t able to put food on their table.

Where: Find the pantry and fridge behind our large print section.

When: Open during library hours

Monday-Thursday 9am-8pm

Friday 9am-6pm

Saturday 9am-2pm

Digital Collections

With your InfoSoup library card, you have access to thousands of eBooks and audiobooks. Learn more by clicking on any of these links or ask your librarian for details. 

Download or stream 3 items each calendar month with no waiting lists. If you see it and you want it, you can have it. Hoopla gives you access to 500,000 movies, tv, music, books, audiobooks, comics, and magazines.

Explore our state-wide digital library, with over 50,000 ebook and 18,000 audiobook titles. Login with your InfoSoup Library card and PIN. Works with most mobile devices including Kindle. For other mobile devices we recommend using the Libby App. Funded in part by a 2023 grant from the Rotary Club of Waupaca.

TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books that have been created from existing picture books from well-known publishers and authors and converted to the TumbleBook format.

Genealogy & Local History

The library offers many resources for genealogists and those interested in local history. Use these online databases to search for census records and thousands of other genealogical resources.

In Library Use Only.  Access to a vast collection of Census records, birth, marriage & death records, immigration and military records, directories, passenger lists, and more.

A large collection of genealogical and historical sources including unique primary sources, local, and family histories, U.S. Federal Censuses, books, cemetery records, city directories, military records and more.

The Recollection Wisconsin program brings together more than 200,000 historical resources from across the state and provides new opportunities to discover and share community history. A dozen InfoSoup libraries have contributed to this collection.

Waupaca Historical Society: Holly History and Genealogy Center

Waupaca annually attracts many historians, professional or amateur, who are seeking information about personal heritage, Native American history, Civil War events. The area’s rich and colorful history often can be found in documents at the Holly Center, 321 South Main Street. Local experts or the Center’s Executive Director, Tracy Behrendt, provide assistance as requested.


  • Wednesday through Friday 10am – 2 pm
  • and by appointment

Group Tours: by appointment (715) 256-9980

Obituary Search

There is a $15.00 charge per individual name request for searching and copying each obituary. This fee covers staff time and we cannot guarantee that we will locate every name. We will be searching library archives, as well as Waupaca County Post, and Waupaca County Republican newspapers.

Neighboring municipality libraries keep their own newspaper archives. Obituary & Genealogy requests are by postal mail only.

Please include a self-addressed and stamped envelope and make out checks or money orders to the Library Associates of Waupaca. Please print out a copy of our Obituary & Genealogy Requests form below and fill out the form as completely as possible.

Birth, Death, and Marriage certificates may be available through the Wisconsin Department of Vital Records.

Obituary & Genealogy Request Form

Military Records for Genealogy

Genealogy Explained: The Ultimate Guide to Military Records for Genealogy focuses on the major U.S. wars from 1776-1945, and provides an overview to resources available to genealogists for each war.

Join the Waupaca Area Genealogical Society!

The Waupaca Area Genealogical Society (WAGS) meets at 9 a.m. on the second Saturday of the month at the Holly History and Genealogical Center located at 321 South Main Street, Waupaca.

Check out WAGS website at or contact Nancy Weasner at 715-256-0284.