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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

March 30, 2017
5:00 PM
History Buff Book Club at Tippecanoe

The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and…

April 5, 2017
1:00 PM
Zablocki Book Club for Adults at Zablocki

Join the discussion of The Girls: A Novel by Emma Cline.

April 13, 2017
5:00 PM
Bibliophile Book Club at Tippecanoe

Discussion of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time…

April 18, 2017
7:00 PM
East Branch Book Club at East

Join the discussion of The Theft of Memory by Jonathan Kozol.

April 25, 2017
6:00 PM
East Branch Book to Art Club at East

In the Time of Butterflies by Julia AlvarezEngage with popular…

April 27, 2017
5:00 PM
History Buff Book Club at Tippecanoe

I Am Malala:  The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and…

May 3, 2017
1:00 PM
Zablocki Book Club for Adults at Zablocki

Join the discussion of Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the…

May 11, 2017
5:00 PM
Bibliophile Book Club at Tippecanoe

Discussion of In the Time of Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

May 16, 2017
7:00 PM
East Branch Book Club at East

Join the discussion of Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline.

May 25, 2017
5:00 PM
History Buff Book Club at Tippecanoe

Under A Flaming Sky: The Great Hickley Firestorm of…

June 8, 2017
5:00 PM
Bibliophile Book Club at Tippecanoe

Discussion of Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosely

June 20, 2017
7:00 PM
East Branch Book Club at East

Join the discussion of Astray by Emma Konoghue.

June 29, 2017
5:00 PM
History Buff Book Club at Tippecanoe

Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy:  Four Women Undercover in…

July 13, 2017
5:00 PM
Bibliophile Book Club at Tippecanoe

Extra discussion time for Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

July 18, 2017
7:00 PM
East Branch Book Club at East

Join the discussion of Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.