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Library Catalog (V-Cat)

Browse the collections of all MCPL locations, plus the collections of other public libraries in the Wisconsin Valley Library Service! If you can't find what you're looking for in this catalog, consider Interlibrary Loan, Wisconsin's Digital Library or our Online Resources.

WVLS MCPL Online Catalog


Interlibrary Loan (WISCAT)

Browse the WISCAT interlibrary loan catalog to find and request items that are not available in the Library Catalog (V-Cat).  Borrowing limits: Requests for interlibrary loan items borrowed via WISCAT will be limited to five requests per patron per month for a total of 60 requests per year.  For interlibrary loan assistance,... (read more)

MCPL BadgerLink Online Catalog

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Staff Reviews

Check out these book and movie reviews written by the staff of the Marathon County Public Library, featuring works of fiction and nonfiction for adults, children and teens! Our book reviews also are published at; follow us for the latest updates. (The reviews on this website represent the personal opinions of the individuals who created... (read more)

Reading Advice MCPL Online


Book reviews, reading lists, book club resources, book-finding tools and more.This is the online version of the free BookPage newspaper that is available monthly at all MCPL locations. 

MCPL Online Reading Advice

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Microfilm Archives

MCPL Wausau has a microfilm archive of Marathon County newspapers from the late 1800s onward (primarily the Wausau Daily Herald), plus digital microform viewers with options to scan or print articles. Microfilm from 2020–present is currently unavailable.MCPL Mosinee has microfilm of the Mosinee Times (1895–1999) and a digital microform viewer.... (read more)

MCPL On-site Genealogy Newspapers and Magazines Collection

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Book Discussion Kits

Host your own book club! Book discussion kits include multiple copies of popular books, discussion questions and author information, all in a handy tote bag! View available book discussion kits in the Library Catalog (V-Cat). Most discussion kits are held at MCPL Wausau. For a larger selection, request kits from elsewhere in the state using this... (read more)

MCPL On-site Collection

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New Audiobooks

The items featured on this page represent some of the library's most recent additions to its audiobooks collection! To browse the rest of the audiobook collection, use the Library Catalog (V-Cat) and limit your search to "Audiobooks," "Spoken Record," etc. — or view all audiobooks.  Alternatively, free downloadable audiobooks may be... (read more)

MCPL On-site Collection Audiobooks Catalog

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Magazines and Newspapers

The following magazines and newspapers are currently offered in printed form at the specified MCPL locations. These subscriptions are subject to change without notice; contact us for the latest information. Newspapers and the most recent issue of each magazine are available for reading in the library only. Periodicals marked "... (read more)

Newspapers and Magazines MCPL On-site Collection

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Early Literacy Center

The Early Literacy Center at MCPL Wausau is an enclosed area of the children's department specially designed for young children and their caregivers. "Early literacy" is a term for what children know about language before learning how to read.  This includes what letters look and sound like, recognizing rhyming words, knowing how a book... (read more)

MCPL For Children On-site Reading Advice Wausau

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Homebound Services

For Marathon County residents unable to visit the library due to age, illness, accident or disability, our Homebound program offers a way to receive library materials at home by mail or special delivery. Homebound services are free of charge, but a current library account is required. Call 715-261-7248 to register or for more information.... (read more)

MCPL On-site Reading Advice Blindness and Low Vision

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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The Marathon County Public Library is challenging parents to read more books with their children! The "1,000 Books Before Kindergarten" initiative is meant to introduce children to a wide range of literature, encourage families to spend quality time together and promote pre-literacy and learning so children enter school ready to read, listen and learn... (read more)

MCPL On-site For Children For Parents Reading Advice Wausau Athens Edgar Hatley Marathon City Mosinee Rothschild Spencer Stratford

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Personalized Reading Suggestions

Let us help you discover new books you'll love! Library staff are eager to use their expertise and online resources to find great reading recommendations just for you. Complete the form below, and we'll send you three personalized reading recommendations via email. Alternatively, contact us via live chat or call 715-261-7230.

MCPL Online Reading Advice

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Video Games

The library's Wausau Headquarters has video games for checkout! View and request these games below, organized by platform. You may also browse these games at MCPL Wausau. Video games check out for 14 days and may be renewed once. There is a $1 per day late fee. You may check out one game at a time. Please note: We offer video games with a... (read more)

MCPL On-site For Teens For Children Collection Catalog

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Suggest a Purchase

If you can't find an item in the Library Catalog (V-Cat), and you think we should have it, let us know! You may use the online form below, or paper Purchase Suggestion forms are available at all MCPL locations. We can't promise that we will acquire the item, but we will investigate its suitability for our collections. We... (read more)

MCPL Online On-site Reading Advice Collection Catalog

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Board Games

A variety of board games are available for in-house checkout at the MCPL Wausau children's desk! Just leave your library card at the desk to borrow the game, and retrieve your card once the game and its contents are returned. Board games available are as follows (as of December 2019):  (Note: Since some of these game may be... (read more)

On-site Collection For Children For Teens For Adults


New DVD Movies & TV Series

The items featured on this page represent some of the library's most recent additions to its DVD collections, including feature films, documentaries, television series and more! To browse the rest of the DVD collection, use the Library Catalog (V-Cat) and limit your search to "Video," "DVD," etc.— or view all DVD movies and TV series. Please note... (read more)

MCPL On-site Movies and Television Collection Catalog


New Music CDs

The items featured on this page represent some of the library's most recent additions to its music CD collections! To browse the rest of the music CD collection, use the Library Catalog (V-Cat) and limit your search to "CD Music," "Music Record," etc. — or view all music CDs. Please note: These CDs have a variety of intended audiences, so if... (read more)

MCPL On-site Collection Catalog Music

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Art Collection

A variety of artworks are on display — and available for checkout— at the library! Many artworks were purchased by the Friends of the Library at Wausau's annual Festival of the Arts. They include original creations and prints from Wisconsin artists, as well as from artists elsewhere in the world. The majority of items in this collection are held... (read more)

MCPL On-site Catalog Collection Hobbies and Crafts

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Booklist Reader

Booklist Reader is a digital magazine that features diverse reading recommendations for readers of all ages.  Monthly issues are filled with high-interest, themed lists that showcase books patrons can read and check out now. 

MCPL Online Reading Advice