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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

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

February 21, 2018
6:30 PM
Bay View Library Book Club at Bay View

Bay View Book Club discusses The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

February 22, 2018
5:00 PM
History Buff Book Club at Tippecanoe

We will discuss The Boys in the Boat:  Nine Americans and their…

February 27, 2018
6:00 PM
East Branch Book to Art Club at East

"Swing Time" by Zadie Smith. Engage with popular literature in a hands-on,…

March 7, 2018
6:30 PM
Vegetarian Cookbook Book Club at Tippecanoe

How to Cook Everything Vegetarian:  Simple Meatless Recipes for Great…

March 8, 2018
5:00 PM
Bibliophile Book Club at Tippecanoe

Beartown by Fredrik Backman

March 12, 2018
6:00 PM
Novel Ideas Book Club at Zablocki

March 13, 2018
6:00 PM
Justice for All Book Club: Citizen: An American Lyric at East

Citizen is a genre-bending work of art recounting everyday moments of…

March 21, 2018
6:30 PM
Bay View Library Book Club at Bay View

Bay View Book Club discusses The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix…

March 27, 2018
6:00 PM
East Branch Book to Art Club at East

"Girl Waits With Gun" by Amy Stewart. Engage with popular literature…

March 29, 2018
5:00 PM
History Buff Book Club at Tippecanoe

We will discuss The Ghost Map:  The Story of London's Most Terrifying…

April 4, 2018
6:30 PM
Vegetarian Cookbook Book Club at Tippecanoe

Vegan Slow Cooking for Two or Just for You by…

April 9, 2018
6:00 PM
Novel Ideas Book Club at Zablocki

April 12, 2018
5:00 PM
Bibliophile Book Club at Tippecanoe

In the Woods by Tana French

April 16, 2018
6:00 PM
Justice for All Book Club: The Selma of the North: Civil Rights Insurgency in Milwaukee at Central

Between 1958 and 1970, a distinctive movement for racial justice emerged…

April 18, 2018
6:30 PM
Bay View Library Book Club at Bay View

Bay View Book Club discusses My Grandmother Asked Me to…