Vaughn Public Library

Serving the public since 1888

Mission of the Vaughn Public Library:

The Vaughn Public Library is the gathering place of the Chequamegon Bay area providing access to information, resources & community (2016).


The Vaughn Public Library enriches the lives of community members by providing opportunities to connect, discover, play & grow.


Values: The Vaughn Public Library team is guided by these values:

    ensuring fair & equal access to diverse information
    promoting life-long learning
    delivering innovative programs, materials & technology
    fostering the passion of knowledge and personal growth
    providing outstanding public service

The Vaughn Public Library (VPL) is located in Ashland, Wisconsin on the corner of Vaughn Avenue and West Main Street.  The city of Ashland is located on the shores of the Chequamegon Bay on the largest fresh water lake in the world, Lake Superior.

Vaughn Public Library building

VPL serves a local population of 8,500 and a service population of approximately 16,000.  The collection includes popular books, magazines, newspapers, videos on VHS, DVD & Blu-ray, audiobooks on cassette, CD & MP3-CD and music CD's. 

The Vaughn Public Library is established under Chapter 43 of the Wisconsin Statutes as a municipal library and it is governed by the Vaughn Public Library Board.  The Friends of the Vaughn and the Vaughn Public Library Foundation provide additional funding and programming support for VPL.

VPL is a member of the Merlin Consortium, along with more than two dozen libraries in Northern Wisconsin serviced by Northern Waters Library Service (NWLS).

Library Hours

Monday: 8:30am to 7:00pm
Tuesday: 8:30am to 7:00pm
Wednesday: 8:30am to 7:00pm
Thursday: 8:30 am to 7:00pm
Friday: 8:30am to 5:00pm
Saturday: 8:30am to 1:00pm

Sunday: Closed

Upcoming Events

Vaughn Public Library • 502 West Main Street • Ashland, Wisconsin 54806 • 715.682.7060 • FAX 715-257-6042