MCPL logo

Marathon County Public Library

Skip Navigation ATTENTION: (1) MCPL locations are open by appointment; (2) curbside pickup is available: [Details.]

What services will be offered during the pandemic?

FAQ: What services will be offered during the pandemic?


The library's "limited re-opening" plan (starting June 22, 2020) is intended to protect the health of patrons and staff during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, and includes the following services:

  • All MCPL locations are open by appointment only:
    • MCPL Wausau accepts appointments for computer lab use only.
    • MCPL branches accept appointments for computer lab use and limited browsing of the collection.
  • All MCPL locations offer curbside pickup:
    • Library items may be requested using the online catalog, or contact us for direct assistance.
    • Reference materials (including tax forms, copies of articles, etc.) may be requested by contacting your local MCPL.
  • MCPL's online resources (periodicals, online tutorials, research materials and more) remain available from home.

  • Library card applications are accepted online.
  • Wireless internet (Wi-Fi) is available from outside of the library:
    • MCPL Wausau offers Wi-Fi Mon.–Thu., 9 a.m.–8 p.m., and Fri.–Sat., 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
    • MCPL branches offer Wi-Fi 24/7.

Changes to the library's opening status will be considered at future meetings of the Library Board.

For the latest updates, please visit

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic has prompted changes to the library's day-to-day operations — all of which were implemented to maintain the health and safety of patrons and library staff — while continuing to provide quality library services. ... (read more)