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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.

Mitchell Street Branch Features

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 | Free surface parking for library customers | 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.


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Upcoming Events at Mitchell Street

Nov 21
Storytelling with Milwaukee PBS
4:00 PM

Discover your inner author and illustrator!  Learn the basics of…

Nov 25
Citizenship Classes
10:30 AM

Free citizenship classes presented by Voces de la Frontera every…

Nov 27
Teacher in the Library
3:30 PM

Teachers are available after school at selected libraries to assist…

Nov 28
Teacher in the Library
3:30 PM

Teachers are available after school at selected libraries to assist…