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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

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

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

January 30, 2020
5:00 PM
The History Buff Book Club at Tippecanoe

Read about history from diverse perspectives and different points of view. …

February 3, 2020
6:00 PM
ESL Book Club at Tippecanoe

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

February 5, 2020
6:30 PM
Vegetarian Cookbook Club at Tippecanoe

Plant-based diets are good for you and your planet!  Try…

6:30 PM
Graphic Novel Read-In at Bay View

Join us at the Bay View Branch to read and…

February 7, 2020
11:00 AM
Read About Black History at Villard Square

Browse Black History Month titles and read in the library.

February 10, 2020
6:00 PM
Novel Ideas Book Club at Zablocki

Join us for a lively literary discussion on the second…

February 11, 2020
6:00 PM
Library Lovers' Book Buffet at East

Besides Valentine's Day, February 14 is Library Lover's Day! Celebrate your…

February 13, 2020
5:00 PM
The Bibliophile Book Club at Tippecanoe

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

February 18, 2020
5:30 PM
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

Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari

February 25, 2020
6:00 PM
East Branch Book to Art Club at East

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

February 29, 2020
12:30 PM
Black History Read-in in the Rare Books Room at Central

Following Dr. Sandra Jones' presentation of "The Spirit of Bronzeville"…

March 4, 2020
6:30 PM
Graphic Novel Read-In at Bay View

Join us at the Bay View Branch to read and…

March 12, 2020
5:00 PM
The Bibliophile Book Club at Tippecanoe

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