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Zablocki Parking Lot Closed as of Monday, April 19, 2021

The parking lot at the MPL Zablocki Branch will be closed for a construction project. The front entrance on Oklahoma Ave. will remain open and curbside service is available. Learn more.

Center Street Parking Lot Closed as of Wednesday, April 28, 2021

The parking lot at the MPL Center Street Branch will be closed for a construction project.
Street parking is available on 28th Street. Learn more.

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Teacher Card

Teacher Card

All teachers currently employed at a school located within the City of Milwaukee (public, charter, or private), are eligible. Teacher cards may be used to check out school-related materials from any Milwaukee Public Library.

  • Proof of employment by a school located within the City of Milwaukee is required.
  • Teachers who reside within Milwaukee County are eligible to apply for both a teacher and a personal library card.
  • The teacher card is valid for one school year. Expiration date is August 31st of the current school year. 

Teacher Card Financial Responsibilities, Fees and Fines
  • A teacher may check out Milwaukee Public Library materials related to the classroom using this card (no suburban items may be checked out on a teacher card). The card is valid through the current school year. Only the authorized teacher can use the card; library cards are nontransferable.
  • Milwaukee Public Library does not charge overdue fines for MPL-owned books checked out on a teacher card, but fines are charged for CDs and DVDs ($5 maximum per item).
  • All cardholders, including teacher cards, are billed for the replacement cost of an item approximately 28 days after the item was due.
  • Cardholders who return undamaged billed items within one year of the billing date will have the bill reduced to the $5 per item maximum overdue fine.
  • If the cardholder finds an item after paying for it, the cost of the item, minus a $5 service charge, will be refunded within 90 days of the date paid, provided the item has not been damaged and is returned to a Milwaukee Public Library staff member.
  • All cardholders are responsible for paying for items that are damaged while checked out on their cards.
  • Accounts with fines and/or billed items totaling more than $25 will be sent to the Milwaukee Public Library’s contracted collection agency, Unique Management. An additional $15 fee will be added to the account to offset the cost. This fee must be paid, in addition to all other charges, in order to clear the account.