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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. 

Now@MPL

Read reviews written by library staff on new releases, popular favorites and topical issues.

New Materials

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

Lucky Day Books

Series books by popular authors, New York Times bestsellers, titles on a current topical issue, anniversary, or personality generate large queues of hold requests as soon as they hit the shelves. But we designate a number of these titles in high-demand 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

Download books to your electronic device using the OverDrive application.

Book Clubs

Join a book club at Bay View, East or Tippecanoe Library.


 

Upcoming Book Club Discussions

August 29, 2016
6:00 PM
Florentine Opera Company Sister Carrie Book Club at Central

In anticipation of the world premiere of a new American opera,…

September 7, 2016
1:00 PM
Zablocki Book Club for Adults at Zablocki

Join the discussion of Tears of the Giraffe by Alexander McCall…

September 12, 2016
6:00 PM
Florentine Opera Company Sister Carrie Book Club at Central

In anticipation of the world premiere of a new American opera,…

September 14, 2016
6:00 PM
Tippecanoe Library Book Club for Adults at Tippecanoe

The Good Earth by Pearl Buck

September 19, 2016
6:00 PM
Florentine Opera Company Sister Carrie Book Club at Central

In anticipation of the world premiere of a new American opera,…

September 20, 2016
7:00 PM
East Branch Book Club at East

Discussing Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by…

September 27, 2016
6:00 PM
East Branch Book to Art Club at East

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

September 29, 2016
5:00 PM
History Buff Book Club at Tippecanoe

Enjoy engaging and diverse books from different points of view with likeminded patrons! 

October 5, 2016
1:00 PM
Zablocki Book Club for Adults at Zablocki

Join the discussion of The Liars' Club by Mary Karr.

October 12, 2016
6:00 PM
Tippecanoe Book Club for Adults at Tippecanoe

It Happened in Wisconsin by Ken Moraff

October 18, 2016
7:00 PM
East Branch Book Club at East

Discussing Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane.

October 25, 2016
6:00 PM
East Branch Book to Art Club at East

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

October 27, 2016
5:00 PM
History Buff Book Club at Tippecanoe

Enjoy engaging and diverse books from different points of view with likeminded patrons! 

November 2, 2016
1:00 PM
Zablocki Book Club for Adults at Zablocki

Join the discussion of The Whistling Season by Ivan Doig.

November 9, 2016
6:00 PM
Tippecanoe Library Book Club for Adults at Tippecanoe

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony…