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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

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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 Goodreads.com; follow us for the latest updates.

Reading Advice MCPL Online

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Interlibrary Loan (WISCAT)

Browse the WISCAT interlibrary loan catalog to find and request items that are not available in the regular 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 WVLS Online 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 will place... (read more)

MCPL Online On-site Reading Advice Collection Catalog

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Video Games

The library's Wausau Headquarters offers a collection of video games! View and request these games below. They are shelved in the A/V Collection on the first floor. Discs are not in the cases; you will receive the disc at checkout. 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... (read more)

MCPL On-site For Teens For Children Collection Catalog

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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

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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. Please call 715-261-7248 to sign up for this free service! This service is free of charge, but a valid library card is required. Once enrolled, library... (read more)

MCPL On-site Reading Advice Blindness and Low Vision

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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. Additionally, MCPL Mosinee has microfilm of the Mosinee Times and a digital microform viewer. Please note: Recent issues of... (read more)

MCPL On-site Genealogy Newspapers and Magazines 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 children 0-5 years old! "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 works and ... (read more)

MCPL For Children On-site Reading Advice

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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. Magazine back... (read more)

Newspapers and Magazines MCPL On-site Collection

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BiblioBoard Library

BiblioBoard is a catalog of e-books by self-published authors. A number of curations are included: "Indie Wisconsin" features content by self-published Wisconsin Authors. "Library Journal's Top Indie Reads" features indie e-books selected by Library Journal. "Popup Picks" is a rotating collection that includes award-... (read more)

WPLC Online E-books Catalog Collection

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The Teen Review

Check out these book reviews written by Marathon County teens! Also includes reviews for games, movies, graphic novels, and magazines. Feel free to add comments and contribute your own reviews!

For Teens MCPL Reading Advice Online

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Personalized Reading Suggestions

Are you looking for books to add to the top of your must-read list? Let the staff at the Marathon County Public Library help! We are eager to use our expertise to find great reads just for you. Complete the form below, and we'll send you three personalized reading recommendations within four days. Contact information... (read more)

MCPL Online Reading Advice

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Book Discussion Kits

Start 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). For a larger selection, request kits from elsewhere in the state using this list and contacting our interlibrary loan ... (read more)

MCPL On-site Collection

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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 November 2019): (Note: Since some of these game may be loaned to... (read more)

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