Skip navigation
Close All Milwaukee Public Library Locations Closed...

Tuesday, July 4 for Independence Day.

Milwaukee Public Library Hours & Locations



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:
  • Computer lab featuring 22 desktop computers for public use
  • 28 laptops for use inside the library
  • Free Wi-Fi for all visitors
  • Public meeting spaces
  • Meeting Room (Accommodates 50)
  • Study Room (Accommodates 6)
  • Color printer
  • Great Urban Fiction collection
  • Homework Help after school with Teacher in the Library 
  • Free computer classes for City residents 
  • Drop-in job search and resume help

Upcoming Events at Atkinson

Jun 26
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Juggler Steve Girman
2:00 PM

Watch Steve Girman mix juggling, music and storytelling into a…

Jun 26
LEGOs: Bricks & a Book
4:30 PM

Builds by LEGO lovers will be inspired by a theme…

Jun 26
Teen Video Making Workshop
4:30 PM

Love creating videos? Want to learn professional video making tips and…

Jun 27
Hands-On Wisconsin History
2:00 PM

The Wisconsin Historical Society (WHS) brings local history to life…