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Books

We invite you to explore. A lot of information and entertainment await you at Milwaukee Public Library. With millions of items in the library’s collection – books, music, movies and much more – the opportunities are endless. 

New Materials

New purchases available for check-out through the CountyCat online catalog.

Lucky Day Books

Books by popular authors and New York Times bestsellers generate large queues of hold requests as soon as they hit the shelves. But we designate a number of these titles as “Lucky Day” items. In other words, readers can’t place a hold on a select number of the copies available. Instead, customers who come into the library may find these gems on the shelf - ready for checkout - just because they came to the library in person that day.

OverDrive eBooks & eAudiobooks

Download books and audio to your electronic device using the Libby App.


 

Upcoming Book Club Discussions

July 7, 2020
6:30 PM
Kindred by Octavia E. Butler (A Graphic Novel Adaptation) Book Discussion at Virtual

Join us for a discussion of the graphic novel adaptation…

July 16, 2020
3:00 PM
MPL Book Chat at Virtual

Read any good books lately? Join MPL's Book Chat! We…

July 28, 2020
6:00 PM
East Branch Book to Art Club at Virtual

Engage with popular literature in a hands-on, imaginative way! Each…

July 30, 2020
5:00 PM
The History Buff Book Club at Virtual

Join us for a virtual session of the History Buff…

August 6, 2020
3:00 PM
MPL Book Chat at Virtual

Read any good books lately? Join MPL's Book Chat! We…

August 20, 2020
3:00 PM
MPL Book Chat at Virtual

Read any good books lately? Join MPL's Book Chat! We…

September 10, 2020
5:00 PM
The Bibliophile Book Club at Tippecanoe

A book club for fiction fans of any genre.  Books…

September 14, 2020
6:00 PM
Novel Ideas Book Club at Zablocki

Join your neighbors for a lively literary discussion on the…

September 15, 2020
7:00 PM
East Branch Book Club at East

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

September 21, 2020
6:00 PM
Horror and Mystery Book Club at Mitchell Street

Join the discussion of Kiss the GIrls by James Patterson.

September 22, 2020
6:00 PM
East Branch Book to Art Club at East

Engage with popular literature in a hands-on, imaginative way at…

October 8, 2020
5:00 PM
The Bibliophile Book Club at Tippecanoe

A book club for fiction fans of any genre.  Books…

October 12, 2020
6:00 PM
Novel Ideas Book Club at Zablocki

Join your neighbors for a lively literary discussion on the…

October 20, 2020
7:00 PM
East Branch Book Club at East

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

October 27, 2020
6:00 PM
East Branch Book to Art Club at East

Engage with popular literature in a hands-on, imaginative way at…