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Thursday, July 4 for Independence Day.

Special Library Hours at M.L. King Branch

M.L. King Branch will be open on Wednesday, June 19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be no access to the parking lot or surrounding streets due to the Juneteenth Day Celebration.

Attention Central Library Patrons

The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works (DPW) will conduct a high impact paving project on West Wisconsin Avenue from North Water to North 10th streets beginning Monday, June 10, 2019. Learn More

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Mitchell Street

The Mitchell Street Branch is the largest of Milwaukee Public Library’s branch libraries. The branch is part of an historic restoration and redevelopment of the five-story Hill’s Building which was once home to a department store of the same name. This mixed-use facility also includes sixty apartment units, eight of which are townhouse units that are located in the rear of the building.

  • 23,000 square feet spread across three floors 
  • Flexible open spaces
  • Expansive windows 
  • Increased access to computers and technology 
  • Modern, large community room
  • Designated spaces and collections for Adults, Children and Teens
  • High-tech makerspace
  • Cozy reading area with fireplace 
  • Weekly programming for all ages, including bilingual Spanish/English programs
  • Express check-out stations with self-check
  • Laptops for check out and use in the library and computer and job training classes in English and Spanish
  • High speed internet access and free Wi-Fi.


Free surface parking for library customers located on 9th St.