Marathon County Public Library

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Holiday hours: All MCPL locations will be closed by 5pm on Wed., 11/21, and closed all day Thu., 11/22.


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Library Catalog (V-Cat)

Browse the collections of all MCPL locations, plus other public libraries in the Wisconsin Valley Library Service. Requests for items in this catalog are not considered interlibrary loans. For more information, please visit our Checkout Policies / FAQ webpage.

  • Log In -- Log in to the Library Catalog (V-Cat) for online access to your library account, including an overview of items you've checked out, items on hold or request, notification preferences, overdue items and outstanding fines. You also may access your account by calling the library's 24/7 automated renewal line: 715-261-7209.

  • Pay Fines -- Pay your library fines online using your Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit or debit card! There is a minimum payment of more than $3 to use this service.

  • Suggest a Purchase -- Use this form to recommend items or subject areas that are not currently part of the library's collection.

  • Checkout Policies / FAQ -- Questions? Check out this page for answers to common checkout questions and references to official library policies.

  • Apply for a Card -- Adults (age 18+) may pre-apply for their library cards online, but cards must be picked up at an MCPL location. Parents must apply in person on behalf of their children.

  • Account Alerts -- Sign up to be notified when items you've requested are available for pickup, before your items are due ("pre-overdue notices"), and when your items are overdue ("overdue notices").

  • Enhanced Catalog (V-Cat / EBSCO)

Wisconsin's Digital Library (OverDrive)

Download audio books, e-books, music and video. You may save these files to your e-reader, mobile device, mp3 player or computer.

Interlibrary Loan (WISCAT)

Use this catalog to request materials that are not available in the regular Library Catalog (V-Cat). WISCAT includes libraries throughout Wisconsin. Requests via interlibrary loan are limited to five per patron per month.

New Books / Book Lists

View new releases and popular books, and add your name to the request list for these items! We will contact you when the book becomes available for you to pick up at the MCPL location of your choice.

Magazines and Newspapers

The magazines and newspapers listed on this page are currently offered in printed form at the specified MCPL locations.

New DVD Movies / TV Series

View new releases and popular movies and TV series on DVD, and add your name to the request list for these items!

Video Games

The library's Wausau Headquarters offers a collection of video games for all ages. This page contains a visual guide to this collection organized by gaming system.

Staff Reviews

Book reviews written by the staff of the Marathon County Public Library, featuring reviews of fiction and nonfiction for adults, children and teens!

Reading Advice



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