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Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King
Available services include: Wi-Fi, copying & printing, catalog access, item retrieval, library card registration & renewal, 2-hour access to computers, scan station, fax, copier, picking up reserved items (holds) and quick reference assistance. Holds and checkouts available. Patrons may browse materials in the stacks for both children’s and adult materials.

Martin Luther King Library, located at 310 W. Locust St., opened in 1971 as the Locust Library. In 1973 the library was re-dedicated in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King.

Martin Luther King Library features:
  • Desktop computers with internet access and Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Laptop Computers for use within the library.
  • Free Wifi throughout the building
  • Entertainment DVD movies for all ages as well as books on CD and non-fiction DVDs.
  • Free computer classes for adults including computer basics, internet use, word processing and more.
  • A sizable collection of permanent art, some pertaining to Dr. King, and a unique accordion book by Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. which contains Dr. King’s most noted quotations and adinkra symbols associated with the Ashanti people.
  • A large meeting room space open to the public for community meetings and neighborhood programming.
  • Originally introduced in 1989 as “Black Role Models in Milwaukee,” the Milwaukee Leaders collection honors those chosen by members of the community as exemplifying strong role models for their own generation and for those that follow.
  • Printing, faxing and scanning service

Learn more about the history of the Martin Luther King Branch on the Now@MPL Blog.

Upcoming Events at Martin Luther King

Jun 6
Circle Keeping Initiative: Youth Circles
3:30 PM

Circle Keeping - What exactly is Circle Keeping? How is…

Jun 6
Always Write Writers' Group
6:00 PM

Are you an aspiring writer? Looking for a group to…

Jun 15
Thrown for a Loop Knit and Crochet Group
5:00 PM

Calling all fiber friends! Are you a crochet enthusiast or…

Jul 11
Always Write Writers' Group
6:00 PM

Are you an aspiring writer? Looking for a group to…

Milwaukee Public Library and project architect Moody Nolan are interested in hearing from you, the patrons of the Martin Luther King branch library about the interior design and features of the new King branch currently in development. The new branch will be larger, with better access to technology, and will feature flexible spaces similar to our other new branches in the system like at East, Mitchell, and Good Hope. Opening in 2023, the new building will be part of mixed-use facility built upon the current site. Please see the survey below to tell MPL what you would like to see and experience in the redeveloped branch.