What is CAFE?
CAFE stands for Catalog Access For Everyone. This term was coined to describe the group of cooperating libraries who joined together to share resources in an effort to provide better and more comprehensive service while reducing the cost of operation to local taxpayers.
The group began in 2003 when the Brookfield Public Library arranged to share the Waukesha Public Library's newly upgraded computer system. Since then all the other public libraries in Waukesha and Jefferson County have joined the group. The combined database of these libraries now contains more than 800,000 titles, 2.4 million items and 313,000 registered borrowers. CAFE Libraries

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1. Logging in the Library Catalog
2. How do I get a library card?
3. Can my child get a library card?
4. Can I pay for my Library fines online?
5. How can I renew items?
6. What is pre-overdue email notification?
7. Can I place a hold on an item that is checked out?
8. How long can I keep an item?
9. I’m going on vacation and don’t want you to call about my book while I am gone. What can I do?
10. How do I get a replacement for a lost card?
11. If I forget my library card can I still check out materials?
12. I have a business/work in Brookfield. Can I get a library card?
13. I am a teacher in the Brookfield area. Can I get a library card?
14. What is self check?
15. What is CAFE?
16. Can I use my card at other libraries?