Marathon County Public Library

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Research Assistance



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. Please contact us to make an appointment.


715-261-7230

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


For research assistance via email, 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 in most cases.


Our research services are free! However, we must recoup the costs associated with printing, faxing or mailing. Self-addressed, stamped envelopes are appreciated for inquiries by mail.

Out-of-state inquiries are encouraged to contact us by phone or email before sending research requests. There may be limits to the services we are able to provide to out-of-state residents.

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