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Frequently Asked Questions

Who may use the library?

The libraries provide health information to members of the Gundersen Health System communities.

What books and videos are in the libraries?

How can I get a book if I don't live near La Crosse?

  • Information can be sent via email or US mail.
  • There is no cost to have something mailed to you.
  • A postage-paid envelope is provided so you can mail items back to us.

How long do I get to keep something I check out?

  • Four weeks
  • If no one else is waiting to use an item, you may renew the item for another four weeks.
  • To renew items, call the phone number on your checkout slip. If you do not have a checkout slip, call (800) 362-9567, ext. 55995, (608) 775-5995 or (608) 775-1665

How many items may I check out at one time?

Each person may have five items out at a time.

Can I use the computers to print?

No. Unfortunately, the library computers are not connected to printers.

Does the library have anything "fun" to read?

Who are John & Nettie Mooney?

John & Nettie Mooney's generous gift made possible the creation and endowment of the Mooney Library. Longtime La Crosse residents, they raised their children in La Crosse and have been supporting Gundersen in many ways for years. John Mooney, who was president and chief executive officer of Western Dressing/Monarch/Richelieu Foods, was a member of the Gundersen Board of Trustees, the fourth President of the Medical Foundation and the first chairperson of the Board. John passed away May 9, 1996, and Nettie passed away Dec. 28, 2012.

For whom is the Stanek Cancer Library named?

Muriel (Mae) M. Stanek made one of the very first gifts to the “Building a Home for Hope” campaign for the Cancer Center at Gundersen. She wanted a named memorial for her son, Daniel, who died from cancer in 1997. She also knew that, if possible, she would like to provide a facility like the John & Nettie Mooney Library, but for patients and families using the Cancer Center. Her joy in making this a reality was an inspiration.

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