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All MPL Neighborhood Branches will be CLOSED on Tuesday, November 3, 2020*

*Central Library will remain open to patrons and staff for limited services at reduced capacity. Learn More

Zablocki Branch open for curbside service only October 23-November 1

In order to accommodate extremely high early voter turnout, Zablocki Branch will open to the public Friday, Oct. 23-Nov. 2 for curbside service only. Zablocki will be closed on Election Day and will resume in-branch service on Wednesday, Nov. 4.

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I need a Tutor

Milwaukee Public Library offers Drop-In Tutoring for adult learners. Tutors are available to help with literacy skills, reading, writing, math, life skills, high school and college homework, and studying for tests, including the GED. Tutoring is free and no appointment is needed, as it is offered on a on a first come basis.

Adult Drop-In Tutors are offered at the following locations and dates:

Saturdays, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Bay View
Tuesdays, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Central Library
Wednesdays, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Thursdays, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Center Street
Wednesdays, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Thursdays, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Mitchell Street
Mondays, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Mondays, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesdays, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Washington Park
Tuesdays, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesdays, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Thursdays, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Additional tutoring resources in our community can be found here:


I'd like to be a Tutor at MPL

Become a tutor! 

If you would like to support adult learners looking to improve basic literacy and life skills, we encourage you to apply. No teaching experience required! The MPL Tutoring FAQ is below this section.

To become an MPL tutor, you can follow these four easy steps:

1. Complete an online or paper application here.
2. Complete this at-home training video (2-3 hours).
3. Once the application and training video are completed, please email the Tutor Coordinator at to confirm these steps are complete and to receive more information regarding becoming a tutor at MPL!
4. Come to an in-person orientation at the Central Library (1-2 hours, held bi-monthly). Times and dates will be emailed once the volunteer application and training video are complete.

What to Expect as an MPL Tutor

MPL's Tutoring Program is a Drop-In Program, meaning it is first come, first served. There are no appointments and tutors are not matched with students. There is no MPL Tutoring Curriculum, and tutors help students with whatever their needs are that day. There are times when tutoring can be very slow (no students at all) and times when you may have more than one student at a time. This is discussed more at the in-person orientation.

For more information, please read the Adult Tutor Volunteer Description.

Additional Resources:

Brainfuse is an online chat where you communicate with a tutor through typed messages. Seven days a week from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m., live tutors can assist you Help is available for all grades, from 1st grade to college-level coursework. Subjects range from basic reading and math to chemistry and calculus. Tutoring is available in English and Spanish. This service is available to City of Milwaukee residents with a valid library cardBrainfuse is generously sponsored by The Elizabeth J. Tellier Foundation.


Career Online High School

Now’s the Time to Get Your High School Diploma!

Go to school when it suits you—24 hours a day, 7 days a week—and get your diploma before you know it. Milwaukee Public Library is offering Career Online High School free to qualified residents. Learn more and find out how you can qualify for a scholarship!

GED Testing Sites in Milwaukee

A new GED Test and Comprehensive GED Program was launched January 2, 2014. 
For assistance, please contact one of the GED testing sites listed below:

Milwaukee Area Technical College
700 W. State St.
Milwaukee, WI 53233
(414) 297-7471
SDC Education Center
4041 N. Richards St.
Milwaukee, WI 53212
(414) 906-2834
United Migrant Opportunity Services
2701 S. Chase Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53207
(414) 389-6213
YWCA Southeast Wisconsin 
1915 N. Martin Luther King Dr.
Milwaukee, WI 53212
(414) 727-4599

Visit the official GED testing site at Please see your librarian for additional GED resources.

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