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Books

We invite you to explore. A lot of information and entertainment await you at Milwaukee Public Library. With millions of items in the library’s collection – books, music, movies and much more – the opportunities are endless. 

Read@MPL 

Read reviews written by library staff on new releases, popular favorites and topical issues.

New Materials

New purchases available for check-out through the CountyCat online catalog.

Lucky Day Books

Series books by popular authors, New York Times bestsellers, titles on a current topical issue, anniversary, or personality generate large queues of hold requests as soon as they hit the shelves. But we designate a number of these titles in high-demand as “Lucky Day” items. In other words, readers can’t place a hold on a select number of the copies available. Instead, customers who come into the library may find these gems on the shelf - ready for checkout - just because they came to the library in person that day.

OverDrive eBooks

Download books to your electronic device using the OverDrive application.

Book Clubs

Join a book club at Bay View, East or Tippecanoe Library.


 

Upcoming Book Club Discussions

March 6, 2015
10:30 AM
Book Club for Adults at Zablocki

Join the discussion of "An American Tragedy" by Theodore Dreiser.

March 11, 2015
6:00 PM
Tippecanoe Library Book Club for Adults at Bay View

Tippecanoe Library's Book Club for Adults will meet at Bay…

March 17, 2015
7:00 PM
East Branch Book Club at East

Discussing "An Unnecessary Woman" by Rabih Alameddine.

March 18, 2015
6:30 PM
Bay View Book Club at Bay View

Join in the discussion of "Songs of Willow Frost" by…

April 8, 2015
11:00 AM
First Look at 2015 Books! at Central

Get a first look at books which will be released…

6:00 PM
Tippecanoe Library Book Club for Adults at Bay View

Tippecanoe Library's Book Club for Adults will meet at Bay…

6:00 PM
First Look at 2015 Books! at East

Give your book club a First Look at 2015 Books.…

April 10, 2015
10:30 AM
Book Club for Adults at Zablocki

Join the discussion of "Murder on the Nile" by Agatha…

April 15, 2015
6:30 PM
Bay View Book Club at Bay View

Join in the discussion of "Ordinary Grace" by William Kent…

April 21, 2015
7:00 PM
East Branch Book Club at East

Discussing "No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and…

May 13, 2015
6:00 PM
Tippecanoe Library Book Club for Adults at Bay View

Tippecanoe Library's Book Club for Adults will meet at Bay…

May 19, 2015
7:00 PM
East Branch Book Club at East

Discussing "The Parable of the Sower" by Octavia Butler.

May 20, 2015
6:30 PM
Bay View Book Club at Bay View

Join in the discussion of "Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education…

June 10, 2015
6:00 PM
Tippecanoe Library Book Club for Adults at Bay View

Tippecanoe Library's Book Club for Adults will meet at Bay…

June 16, 2015
7:00 PM
East Branch Book Club at East

Discussing "Generation Me" by Jean Twenge.