Skip navigation
Close Mill Road Branch Closure

Mill Road Branch will be closed Monday, December 11 through Monday, January 1, 2018. The library will reopen on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 with reduced services.

All Milwaukee Public Library Locations Closed...

Sunday, Dec. 17, Friday, Dec. 22, Saturday, Dec. 23, Sunday, Dec. 24, and Monday, Dec. 25 for Christmas. Friday, Dec. 29, Saturday, Dec. 30, Sunday, Dec. 31, and Monday, Jan. 1, 2018 for New Year's.

Milwaukee Public Library Hours & Locations


Forest Home

Construction has begun on the replacement of the Forest Home Library with a project on Historic Mitchell Street. The library is slated to open in the fall of 2017.

Forest Home Library, 1432 W. Forest Home Ave., will be replaced with a mixed-use facility within an historic 5-story building at 906-910 W. Historic Mitchell Street including:   

  • Nearly 23,000 square foot library spread across three floors
  • Flexible open spaces, huge windows, more computers & technology, a larger community room than the current location at Forest Home, and a “makerspace.”
  • 60 apartment units including eight townhouse units in back and seven rooftop “garden” units
  • Restoration of original historic architectural elements of the building  


Proposed designs courtesy of HGA Architects:

Interior view of the community room looking out onto Mitchell Street.

Interior view of the main service desk and mezzanine area (Please note: this is not the final color palette).

Interior view of the fireplace and social stair to the mezzanine.

Flexible makerspace in the lower level of the library.