WI Statewide borrowing system costing libraries

Property taxpayers are picking up the tab every time a resident ventures outside the county to use a public library in Wisconsin’s statewide system.

A state law that allows public libraries to charge back fees for every book or other borrowed material checked out by nonresidents is causing headaches for budget planners struggling to balance expenses.
Buffalo County Board Chair Del Twidt calls the fees a “bone of contention.”