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Books

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. 

New Materials

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

Lucky Day Books

Books by popular authors and New York Times bestsellers generate large queues of hold requests as soon as they hit the shelves. But we designate a number of these titles 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 & eAudiobooks

Download books and audio to your electronic device using the Libby App.


 

Upcoming Book Club Discussions

December 12, 2019
5:00 PM
The Bibliophile Book Club at Tippecanoe

A book club for fiction fans of any genre.  Books…

December 16, 2019
6:00 PM
"Real" Reads Book Club at Washington Park

Join the discussion of "The Queen" by Josh Levin.

December 17, 2019
5:30 PM
The Any Book Book Club at Martin Luther King

Ever have a book you were dying to talk to someone…

7:00 PM
East Branch Book Club at East

Featuring  Janesville: An American Story by Amy Goldstein

December 18, 2019
2:00 PM
Bay View Branch Book Club at Bay View

A discussion of The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. Copies…

5:00 PM
Big-Head Book Club at Martin Luther King

Who brought a giraffe to Rome for the first time?…

5:00 PM
Bibliomania at Mitchell Street

Discuss popular Young Adult titles chosen by you! Titles for…

6:30 PM
Bay View Library Book Club at Bay View

A discussion of The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. Copies…

December 19, 2019
4:00 PM
Big-Head Book Club at East

Who brought a giraffe to Rome for the first time?…

December 30, 2019
6:00 PM
The History Buff Book Club at Tippecanoe

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption

January 6, 2020
6:00 PM
ESL Book Club at Tippecanoe

Practice your English reading comprehension and conversational skills in this book…

January 8, 2020
6:30 PM
Graphic Novel Read-In at Bay View

Join us at the Bay View Branch to read and…

January 9, 2020
5:00 PM
The Bibliophile Book Club at Tippecanoe

A book club for fiction fans of any genre.  Books…

January 13, 2020
6:00 PM
Novel Ideas Book Club at Zablocki

Join us for a lively literary discussion on the second…

January 15, 2020
2:00 PM
Bay View Branch Book Club at Bay View

A discussion of Salt Houses by Hala Alyan. Copies of…