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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. 

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

July 13, 2020
6:00 PM
Novel Ideas Book Club: The Master and Margarita at Virtual

We will be discussing The Master and Margarita by Mikhail…

July 16, 2020
3:00 PM
MPL Book Chat at Virtual

Read any good books lately? Join MPL's Book Chat! We…

July 28, 2020
6:00 PM
East Branch Book to Art Club at Virtual

Engage with popular literature in a hands-on, imaginative way! Each…

July 30, 2020
5:00 PM
The History Buff Book Club at Virtual

Join us for a virtual session of the History Buff…

August 6, 2020
3:00 PM
MPL Book Chat at Virtual

Read any good books lately? Join MPL's Book Chat! We…

August 12, 2020
5:30 PM
"Coming to America" Virtual Reading Group: Motl the Cantor's Son at Virtual

Register to attend the "Coming to America" reading group! After…

August 20, 2020
3:00 PM
MPL Book Chat at Virtual

Read any good books lately? Join MPL's Book Chat! We…

September 10, 2020
5:00 PM
The Bibliophile Book Club at Tippecanoe

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

September 14, 2020
6:00 PM
Novel Ideas Book Club at Zablocki

Join your neighbors for a lively literary discussion on the…

September 15, 2020
7:00 PM
East Branch Book Club at East

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

September 16, 2020
5:30 PM
"Coming to America" Virtual Reading Group: A Jewish Refugee in New York at Virtual

Register to attend the "Coming to America" reading group! After…

September 21, 2020
6:00 PM
Horror and Mystery Book Club at Mitchell Street

Join the discussion of Kiss the GIrls by James Patterson.

September 22, 2020
6:00 PM
East Branch Book to Art Club at East

Engage with popular literature in a hands-on, imaginative way at…

October 8, 2020
5:00 PM
The Bibliophile Book Club at Tippecanoe

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

October 12, 2020
6:00 PM
Novel Ideas Book Club at Zablocki

Join your neighbors for a lively literary discussion on the…