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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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Request a Book Bundle

Request a Book Bundle
Let your imagination soar with "Book Bundles," a new service that blends the invigorating serendipity of browsing with the eagle-eyed expertise of our library staff. Ready to immerse yourself in the thrill of a brand new movie to love? Game for plunging into the mysterious plot twists of a fantastic new author? Fill out the form below to let us know what you're in the mood for and our staff will select up to five (5) items in a variety of formats based on your input. Items will be available for pickup at one of our locations.


Hours of Operation

1 PM – 7 PM

Tuesday – Saturday:
10 AM – 4 PM

How to Request Materials

Call (414) 286-3011 to request up to five items for pickup at the Central Drive-Up service window on Eighth Street between Wisconsin and Wells Avenues or a neighborhood branch. 

How to Pick Up Materials

Patrons will receive an appointment time to pick up materials when they make their requests. Materials must be picked up by the cardholder or parent/guardian. At Central you may pull up or walk up to the Drive-Up window. At neighborhood branches, walk-up service will be available. ADA curbside pickup is also available upon request at both branches.

Library Mystery Bag Request

Fill out the form below to tell us what you're hoping to get and which library you want to pick them up from. Library staff will place holds on a selection of books and/or other materials for you that are already on the shelves from that particular library.

Holds will be filled in the order they are received. After you get the notification that your items are available, the pickup library of your choice will hold them for five (5) days.

Patron Information

We might have questions about your request or need additional information. Please indicate how you would you like us to contact you if that is the case.