Reference Services

Our history resources are available to the public any time during library hours.  For more in-depth inquiries that require staff assistance, a meeting may be scheduled in order to assure a staff member is available.  Call or email ahead if you would like to schedule a meeting.

History Room Policies


  • Materials cannot be checked out: they must be used in the History Room.
  • History Room items may be scanned or copied at the standard library price.
  • It is the patron’s responsibility to determine if the intended use violates copyright laws.

SPL YouTube Channel 

These conversations were compiled as part of a library-sponsored oral history project. The speakers shared their memories of historic events and life in Somerset. They were recorded as part of an effort to preserve local history.

Local History

Our local history collection focuses the history of the town and village of Somerset; from its settlement to the present. The collection contains information on local businesses, churches, family geneologies, and note worthy events throughout the town’s history.  A variety of materials make up the collection, including books, photographs, maps, clippings file, audiovisual formats, and more.

This local history collection of photos are avaiable in the history room and on Flickr.

Other Resources


208 Hud Street
Somerset, WI 54025




MON, WED, FRI: 9 am - 6 pm

TUE, THU: 9 am - 7 pm

SAT: 9 am - 1 pm


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