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Saturday, May 25 and Monday, May 27 for the Memorial Day holiday.

Attention Central Library Patrons – As of Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Due to street construction near the 8th St. entrance, please enter the building from Wisconsin Ave. or Wells St. Full street access is available on 9th St. headed North & South. Parking is limited on Wisconsin Ave.

Milwaukee Public Library Hours & Locations Close

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.

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.