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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

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…

6:30 PM
M.L. King Urban Fiction Book Club at Martin Luther King

Join the discussion of The Cartel by Ashley & JaQuavis.

September 14, 2015
6:00 PM
Off the Beaten Path - World Mystery Tour at Martin Luther King

Take a mystery tour of the world by reading mysteries…

September 15, 2015
7:00 PM
East Branch Book Club at East

Discussing "The Bear" by Claire Cameron.

September 16, 2015
6:30 PM
Bay View Book Club at Bay View

Bay View Library Book Club discusses "The Girls of Atomic…

September 22, 2015
6:00 PM
East Branch Book to Art Club at East

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

October 12, 2015
6:00 PM
Off the Beaten Path - World Mystery Tour at Martin Luther King

Take a mystery tour of the world by reading mysteries…

October 14, 2015
6:00 PM
Tippecanoe Library Book Club for Adults at Bay View

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

6:30 PM
M.L. King Urban Fiction Book Club at Martin Luther King

Join the discussion of Cheaper to Keep Her by Kiki…

October 20, 2015
7:00 PM
East Branch Book Club at East

Discussing "Dracula" by Bram Stoker.

October 21, 2015
6:30 PM
Bay View Book Club at Bay View

Bay View Library Book Club discusses "One Hundred Years of…

October 27, 2015
6:00 PM
East Branch Book to Art Club at East

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

November 9, 2015
6:00 PM
Off the Beaten Path - World Mystery Tour at Martin Luther King

Take a mystery tour of the world by reading mysteries…

November 11, 2015
6:00 PM
Tippecanoe Library Book Club for Adults at Bay View

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

6:30 PM
M.L. King Urban Fiction Book Club at Martin Luther King

Join the discussion of True to the Game by Teri…