Research Assistance

Contact the Reference Desk.

Reference Desk

Our reference desk and branch staff are ready to answer your research questions during our regular hours of operation. If you can't make it to the library in person, you can call or email us.

Appointments: For assistance with technology or more in-depth research, staff at the Wausau Headquarters are available for 30-minute appointments: Tue., 9am-12pm; Wed., 1-4pm; Thu., 9am-12pm. Please contact us to make an appointment.


Call the reference desk in Wausau at 715-261-7230 for quick answers and research assistance. You also may call your local MCPL.

Contact us using the form linked above, or use this website's contact form and select "research " as your topic. Please provide as information as possible and be prepared to answer follow-up questions. We will respond within 24 hours.

Our research services are free! However, we must recoup the cost of printing and faxing. Printed pages are 10ยข each. Faxes are $2 for the first page and $1 for each additional page. Sending by mail costs $1 for postage and processing.

Out-of-state inquiries are strongly encouraged to contact us directly before sending payment and research requests. Discretionary limitations may apply.