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All MPL Neighborhood Branches will be CLOSED on Tuesday, November 3, 2020*

*Central Library will remain open to patrons and staff for limited services at reduced capacity. Learn More

Zablocki Branch open for curbside service only October 23-November 1

In order to accommodate extremely high early voter turnout, Zablocki Branch will open to the public on
Friday, October 23-November 1 for curbside service only.

Milwaukee Public Library Hours & Locations Close

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Mitchell Street

The Mitchell Street Branch is the largest of Milwaukee Public Library’s branch libraries. The branch is part of an historic restoration and redevelopment of the five-story Hill’s Building which was once home to a department store of the same name. This mixed-use facility also includes sixty apartment units, eight of which are townhouse units that are located in the rear of the building.

  • 23,000 square feet spread across three floors 
  • Flexible open spaces
  • Expansive windows 
  • Increased access to computers and technology 
  • Modern, large community room
  • Designated spaces and collections for Adults, Children and Teens
  • High-tech makerspace
  • Cozy reading area with fireplace 
  • Weekly programming for all ages, including bilingual Spanish/English programs
  • Express check-out stations with self-check
  • Laptops for check out and use in the library and computer and job training classes in English and Spanish
  • High speed internet access and free Wi-Fi.


Free surface parking for library customers located on 9th St.