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Marathon County Public Library

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About the Library

Since 1907, the Marathon County Public Library (MCPL) has provided free library services to the residents of central Wisconsin. MCPL is a consolidated county library with nine locations throughout Marathon County, Wisconsin, including its Wausau headquarters and branches in Athens, Edgar, Hatley, Marathon City, Mosinee, Rothschild, Spencer and Stratford.... (read more)

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The MCPL Blog

Follow our blog for that latest library news, reading suggestions, research tips and more! The content of our blog is also shared on our social media channels, via our e-newsletter and in our print newsletter.

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Locations

With nine locations throughout Marathon County, Wisconsin, chances are there's a MCPL near you! For immediate assistance (regardless of location), please call 715-261-7200 or use the "live chat" window below during our hours of operation. You may also contact us by email, or dial 715-261-7209 for 24/7 automated assistance. Please note... (read more)

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Employment Opportunities

Apply to work at the Marathon County Public Library! If you are interested in contributing to a positive work culture, want to be recognized for your job performance and are a talented, team-oriented individual who is motivated to make a difference in our community, consider the following career opportunities. Openings also are posted on the Marathon... (read more)

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Board of Trustees

The Marathon County Public Library Board of Trustees, commonly known as the Library Board, operates under Chapter 43 of the Wisconsin State Statutes. The Board is comprised of seven members appointed by the Marathon County Board of Supervisors and includes two members of Marathon County Board of Supervisors, a superintendent of a Marathon County school... (read more)

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The MCPL Newsletter

Read the latest issue Subscribe The MCPL Newsletter is a bimonthly publication sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Inside you will find updates, information on upcoming events, reading recommendations, new services, special features and more! Recent issues of the newsletter are available for online viewing. You also may subscribe to our email... (read more)

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Contact Us

Before contacting us, please review our frequently asked questions. For 24/7 account access, call 715-261-7209 or log in online. To contact a specific MCPL location by phone or mail, visit our locations page. For immediate assistance, call MCPL Wausau at 715-261-7200 during our hours of operation, or use the "live chat" window below.

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The Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Marathon County Public Library is a nonprofit volunteer organization with the goal of promoting and improving library services in Marathon County, Wisconsin. These goals are funded via donations, membership fees, book sales and special fundraising events. The Friends carry out their mission through: Grants — Annually, the Friends... (read more)

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Wisconsin Valley Library Service (WVLS)

The Marathon County Public Library (MCPL) is a member of the Wisconsin Valley Library Service (WVLS), a library system made up of many other libraries throughout north-central Wisconsin (map). WVLS facilitates the online library catalog (V-Cat) shared by the public libraries in this system and provides libraries with logistical and financial support... (read more)

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Volunteer Opportunities

The Marathon County Public Library supports volunteerism to supplement and enrich library programs and activities. The library typically accepts volunteers to assist with the Homebound Program, Teen Advisory Group and the Summer Library Program, but volunteers also may assist with special projects and community events according to our volunteer policy.... (read more)

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Donate

The Marathon County Public Library gratefully accepts monetary donations through the Friends of the Marathon County Public Library and the Marathon County Public Library Foundation in accordance with library policies.  Additionally, the Friends of the Library accepts donations of books and other materials to be sold at ... (read more)

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Got questions? We've got answers! We've listed the most common questions about library services and resources on this page. Select a question to see its answer. If you can't find your question in this list, please contact us or use the site search box at the top of this page.

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The MCPL Foundation

The MCPL Foundation is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that secures private funding for the Marathon County Public Library. Our mission is to support and enhance the libraries of Marathon County and the services they provide. We do this by helping secure financial resources to support collections, programs, services, technology and... (read more)

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Policies & Procedures

The following documents are the library's policies and procedures that have been approved by the Library Board. In many cases, these documents are referenced in our frequently-asked questions, in paper handouts available at MCPL locations, and throughout the website as needed. For assistance with issues related to these documents, please contact... (read more)