FAQ: Will I have access to the same number of items for checkout?
If MCPL joins the South Central Library System (SCLS), you’ll gain access to significantly more materials.
Currently, MCPL patrons have access to just over 1.1 million items. If MCPL joins SCLS, patrons will have access to more than 3.7 million items – more than three times the amount. That includes best-selling books and audiobooks, music, movies and TV series on DVD, and more.
For a side-by-side comparison of the number of items available in the SCLS and WVLS systems, click here.
On January 25, 2021, the Library Board voted to approve a motion for the Marathon County Public Library (MCPL) to join the South Central Library System (SCLS). The 4-3 vote was preceded by a year-long analysis by the Library System Task Force, which was formed in January 2020 to thoroughly examine the cost and benefits of joining SCLS. In December 2020, the Task Force’s final recommendation was that MCPL join SCLS ... (read more)