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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. 

Read@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

May 26, 2015
6:00 PM
East Branch Book to Art Club at East

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

June 10, 2015
6:00 PM
Tippecanoe Library Book Club for Adults at Bay View

Tippecanoe Library's Book Club for Adults will meet at Bay…

June 16, 2015
7:00 PM
East Branch Book Club at East

Discussing "Generation Me" by Jean Twenge.

June 17, 2015
6:30 PM
Bay View Book Club at Bay View

Join in the discussion of "The Invention of Wings" by…

June 23, 2015
6:00 PM
East Branch Book to Art Club at East

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

July 8, 2015
6:00 PM
Tippecanoe Library Book Club for Adults at Bay View

Tippecanoe Library's Book Club for Adults will meet at Bay…

July 15, 2015
6:30 PM
Bay View Book Club at Bay View

Join in the discussion of "Necessary Lies" by Diane Chamberlain.

July 20, 2015
6:00 PM
Bay View Family Book Club- Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library at Bay View

If your family enjoys sharing the books that you read,…

July 21, 2015
7:00 PM
East Branch Book Club at East

Discussing "Blue Water" by A. Manette Ansay.

July 28, 2015
6:00 PM
East Branch Book to Art Club at East

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

August 3, 2015
6:00 PM
Bay View Family Book Club- Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library at Bay View

If your family enjoys sharing the books that you read,…

August 12, 2015
6:00 PM
Tippecanoe Library Book Club for Adults at Bay View

Tippecanoe Library's Book Club for Adults will meet at Bay…

August 18, 2015
7:00 PM
East Branch Book Club at East

Discussing "The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee" by…

August 25, 2015
6:00 PM
East Branch Book to Art Club at East

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

September 9, 2015
6:00 PM
Tippecanoe Library Book Club for Adults at Bay View

Tippecanoe Library's Book Club for Adults will meet at Bay…