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Atkinson branch located at 1960 W. Atkinson Ave., opened in January 1961 as the first in a 10-year program to provide large regional libraries throughout the City within a two-mile radius of anywhere in the city. The building's unique architecture is highlighted by a beamed, cathedral vaulted ceiling, woodwork and modern stained glass windows. The branch was renovated in 1994.
Atkinson features:
  • Accessible (powered) entrance/exit and restrooms
  • Computer lab featuring desktop computers for public use
  • Laptops for use inside the library
  • Hotspots and Chromebooks available for checkout (ages 18+)
  • Free and recently upgraded Wi-Fi for all visitors
  • Public meeting spaces
  • Meeting Room (Accommodates 50)
  • Black & White and Color printer
  • Fax and scanning self-service
  • Great Urban Fiction collection
  • Programs and events for children, teens, and adults
  • Weekly story time for children
  • Outdoor seating area featuring native plants and public art, accessible table
  • Virtual court site
  • Curbside service is available. Please call the curbside pickup phone number on-site in the parking lot.

Upcoming Events at Atkinson

Oct 10
Recreation and Wellness Resources in Milwaukee County
1:30 PM

Please join us as Milwaukee County Aging and Disability Resource…

Oct 11
Garden Homes Chess Club
4:30 PM

Community Run Chess Club

Oct 12
Story Time
10:30 AM

Young children and their caregivers are invited to a story…

Oct 12
Teen Writers Club
4:00 PM

Do you have a passion for writing poetry or prose? Come…