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Close Zablocki Branch will be closed for a Staff Training Day

Thursday, September 21, 2017. Regular service will resume on Friday, September 22 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Please join us on Saturday, Oct. 7 for the Grand Opening of the Mitchell Street Branch at 10 a.m.

Forest Home Branch is now closed. All returns should be brought to the book drop in the rear parking lot of the Mitchell Street location.

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Recommend A Purchase

Note: Milwaukee Public Library no longer accepts online advance requests for feature films and television programs on DVD and VHS and music CDs in the young adult and adult collections. Milwaukee Public Library continues to accept online advance request for all non-fiction DVDs classified as educational, informational and/or instructional and all children’s CDs.

If you are unable to locate an item in the online catalog (CountyCat) and would like to make a suggestion for purchase, please fill out the form below. This request form is a service of the City of Milwaukee Public Library (MPL). The collections of MPL and suburban libraries in Milwaukee County are all in CountyCat. Your request will be forwarded to the appropriate department within MPL for consideration and will be evaluated in accordance with the library's Collection Management Plan.

  • If your request is ordered, a hold will be placed for you and the item will be sent to the library of your choice.
  • Due to the number of requests we receive, we are unable to respond individually to each recommendation.
  • In order to best serve our customers, a Milwaukee County Federated Library System library card number is required to request a purchase.
  • You may only request 4 titles in a 30-day cycle