Milwaukee Public Library provides a vast range of online services you can access from anywhere with your library card and PIN. MPL cardholders, including all Milwaukee Public School students, will be able to continue accessing online library resources and information, including eBooks, audiobooks, music, video and online resources, 24/7 on our website. Homework help is available to students through LibraryNOW on their smartphones, tablets and personal computers.
Are you a student looking for live tutoring help? Need assistance with a wide range of classes from grade school reading to college physics? Connect with a teacher using the Brainfuse database! It is a unique blend of tutoring, one-to-one homework help, state-aligned skills building, test preparation, and writing assistance for students of all ages, from elementary school to college studies. Increased hours until June 30, 2020! Available seven days a week, from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
**UPDATE!** - each library cardholder may listen to 24 hours of streaming music per day (until September 30, 2020) through your personal Freegal Music account and download 5 songs per week. Keep all the songs you download and listen to them whenever you want. 40,000 music videos are also available for watching or downloading.
Take a 6-week online class on a wide variety of topics ranging from starting a small business to improving homeschooling skills to assisting aging parents. Every course is offered each month.
Get ebooks, audiobooks, comics, movies, music, and TV shows through the hoopla app! Eight items may be checked out each month (increased from 4 items during this time) - everything is returned automatically.
- Introduction to Hoopla for Andriod
- Introduction to Hoopla for iOs
- View additional helpful Hoopla YouTube and user videos
During this time of national social distancing, NewspaperARCHIVE.com is offering free access to libraries for users who cannot physically be in our library buildings. Read historic and everyday news articles as they occurred. These newspapers, from every state in the U. S. and around the world, supply great sources for primary history and genealogy accounts.
Overdrive Downloadable Media
Enjoy a large selection of e-books, audiobooks, music and video for use with a wide variety of portable devices, PCs and Macs.
Libby, by OverDrive
Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines to read on your phone or tablet using the Libby app by OverDrive. You can even send and read your borrowed ebooks to your Kindle ereader (U.S. only)! It’s free and easy to get started for new users and a streamlined experience for current OverDrive app users. Learn more at overdrive.com/apps/libby/.
An online service that allows you to download digital copies of popular magazines to your computer, tablet, or mobile device.
Explore our full list of databases, A-Z. All databases can be used from home with the exception of Ancestry Institutional Edition and Foundations in Wisconsin.