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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

January 23, 2018
6:00 PM
East Branch Book to Art Club at East

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

6:00 PM
Justice for All Book Club: Evicted at Central

In Evicted, Harvard sociologist Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee…

January 25, 2018
5:00 PM
History Buff Book Club at Tippecanoe

We will discuss The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir by Kao Kalia…

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

Bring in a book you love to share with the group

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

February 13, 2018
6:00 PM
Galentine's Day Book Buffet at East

Treat yourselves Galentines, it's the best day of the year! Bring…

6:30 PM
Justice for All Book Club: March Trilogy at Washington Park

This graphic memoir trilogy, written by civil rights icon Congressman…

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

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

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…