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Saturday, September 1 through Monday, September 3 for the Labor Day holiday.

MPL Express at Silver Spring is Out of Order - As of Thursday, August 16

Service has been requested. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Bay View Branch will be closed for a Staff Training Day

Thursday, August 23, 2018. Regular service will resume on Friday, August 24 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Library Board

Library Board


The Milwaukee Public Library is a department of the City of Milwaukee, like the Health Department or the Fire Department. The City Librarian, who is the department head, is appointed by the Mayor and sits on the Mayor's cabinet. "The general management, regulation and control of the library shall be vested in a Board of Trustees...," reads the bylaws of the Board. There are 12 members of the Board of Trustees. 

Schedule of Meetings - 4:30 p.m.

All meetings at Central Library, First Floor Meeting Room unless otherwise noted. 
Contact the Library Board.

Tuesday, January 23
Tuesday, March 27
Tuesday, April 24
Tuesday, May 22 
Tuesday, June 26 - Central Library, Meeting Room 1
Tuesday, July 24
Tuesday, September 25
Tuesday, October 23 - Atkinson Branch, 1960 W. Atkinson Ave.
Tuesday, November 27


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