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Close All Milwaukee Public Library locations will be OPEN during the RNC, Monday, July 15-18, 2024

If you're heading to Central Library, please note that it's within the Vehicle Screening Perimeter. Visit the City's website for more info.

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Photography and Video Requests

The Milwaukee Public Library seeks to accommodate patrons interested in shooting photography and videography inside Central Library and our branch locations. 

For non-commercial use (student projects, personal photography such as weddings and proms) please contact the Librarian-in-Charge at 414-286-3000.

  • Use of the rotunda requires a reservation. Reservations are made the same as they would be for any room at Central Library.

For commercial use, or members of the media, please contact Communications & Marketing at 414-286-3032 for more information.

Please note the following:

  • Express permission of any subjects featured must be obtained in advance.
  • Photography/videography must not interfere with public service.
  • Doorways, steps, or elevators cannot be blocked while taking photos or videos.
  • Photography/videography must be completed no later than 15 minutes prior to closing.
  • Photographer/videographer must have permission from subjects and, in the case of minors, parent or legal guardian before filming.