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On-site Services

A variety of helpful equipment, archives and services are available at your local Marathon County Public Library! Some resources are only available at certain MCPL locations, as noted below.

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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... (read more)

MCPL Online On-site Reading Advice Collection Catalog

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Tax Forms

From approximately January through April every year, a selection of commonly used tax forms and publications are available at all MCPL locations. Please note: Supplies are limited, and we cannot predict the date the tax forms will arrive! Please call ahead to ensure we have the tax documents you need. ... (read more)

MCPL Online On-site Taxes Government

Online Resources

The following are databases to which the library has subscribed and websites that are affiliated with the library or host library-owned content. For an A-Z listing of all online resources, click here.

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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.

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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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Contact Us

Before contacting us, please review our frequently asked questions. For 24/7 account access, call 715-261-7209 or log in online. To contact a specific MCPL location by phone or mail, visit our locations page. For immediate assistance, call MCPL Wausau at 715-261-7200 during our hours of operation, or use the "live chat" window below.

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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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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, contact us by... (read more)

MCPL BadgerLink Online Catalog

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ReferenceUSA

A phone and address directory. Find current business and residential phone numbers and addresses, as well as neighborhood information, business profiles and additional corporate information. Also includes databases of healthcare professionals, jobs postings, consumer profiles and more. Please note: Use of this resource is limited to patrons of MCPL;... (read more)

MCPL Online Phone and Address Small Business Employment

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Auto Repair Source

This resource provides authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. Details: From the automotive experts at MOTOR All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) Includes: service and repair procedures, wiring diagrams, technical service bulletins and recalls,... (read more)

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TumbleBooks

An online collection of animated, talking picture books that teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love. Includes a section with teacher resources. Please note: Use of this resource is limited to patrons of MCPL; it is not available to patrons of other V-Cat libraries.

For Children E-books MCPL Online

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Ancestry: Library Edition

Only accessible while at the library. As of March 24, 2020, Ancestry: Library Edition is temporarily available for free home use through at least July! With over 1.2 billion records in over 3,000 databases, Ancestry is a comprehensive online source of information available for conducting genealogical and local history research.

Genealogy WVLS Online

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Value Line

Provides regularly-updated investment research on stocks, mutual funds, options and convertibles. Rates most stocks and funds according to a proprietary formula and assigns a "Value Line" score. Please note: Use of this resource is limited to patrons of MCPL; it is not available to patrons of other V-Cat libraries.

Finance and Investment MCPL Online

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Gale Courses

Gale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online.  As a library card holder in good standing, you are entitled to these courses at no cost. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month. Gale Courses is well-suited for people who want a self-paced learning... (read more)

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NoveList Plus

A reader's advisory service designed to help you find information about authors, specific books, series information, "read-a-likes" (books similar to ones you enjoy), book and author reviews, book lists, teaching guides and more!

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AHFS Consumer Medication Information

Broad resource for patient drug information, available in both English and Spanish.  Published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Drug information books, written for the average person. Includes "how to" information for administering different types of medications. Identifies medications that... (read more)

Health BadgerLink Online

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Consumer Health Complete

Consumer-oriented health content, from mainstream to holistic medicine.  Full text for more than 560 magazines and journals.  230 full-text health reference books and encyclopedias.  Hundreds of medical images and diagrams. 

BadgerLink Health Online

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Alt HealthWatch

Alternative and holistic approaches to health care and wellness. Full-text articles for more than 190 international, and often peer-reviewed journals. Subjects include acupuncture, aromatherapy, childbirth, Chinese medicine, chiropractic, creative therapies, cross-cultural therapies, energy medicine, herbalism, homeopathy, mind-body medicine... (read more)

Health BadgerLink Online

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Mango Languages

Mango’s software teaches real conversations in more than 70 languages with engaging grammar, culture, vocabulary and pronunciation lessons. You’ll learn to speak new languages and meet new cultures through authentic experiences, like overhearing a conversation between native speakers, watching a suspense-ridden action flick or singing along with a romantic... (read more)

Language Learning Online MCPL Online Courses

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Tax Forms

From approximately January through April every year, a selection of commonly used tax forms and publications are available at all MCPL locations. Please note: Supplies are limited, and we cannot predict the date the tax forms will arrive! Please call ahead to ensure we have the tax documents you need.  Alternatively, we can help you print most... (read more)

MCPL Online On-site Taxes Government

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HeritageQuest

Comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources.  Collection of genealogical and historical sources. U.S. Federal Censuses, books, bank records and more. Unique primary sources, local and family histories.

BadgerLink Genealogy Online

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Consumer Reports

Find reviews and comparisons of consumer products and services from "Consumer Reports" magazine, including articles from 1991 to the current issue​. For best results, please refer to the instructions below. Articles from other Consumer Reports publications -- "Consumer Reports Buying Guide," "Consumer Reports On Health," etc. -- are also accessible using... (read more)

BadgerLink Newspapers and Magazines Online

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Digital Sanborn Maps 1867-1970

Produced for over a century, more than 660,000 Sanborn maps chart the growth and development of more than 12,000 American towns and cities. Sanborn maps are large-scale plans of a city or town, drawn at a scale of 50 feet to an inch. They were created to assist fire insurance companies as they assessed the risk associated with insuring a particular property... (read more)

MCPL Online Local History Wisconsin Marathon County

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Marathon County Pulse

Marathon County Pulse exists as a result of community partners seeing the value of having easily accessible and accurate data that describes the health and community conditions of Marathon County. Through funding from organizations in our area, Marathon County was able to create Marathon County Pulse, a platform that aids in making informed decisions... (read more)

MCPL Online Health Marathon County Government

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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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Marathon County Uniform Addressing

In February 2016, the Marathon County Board adopted a policy to implement a uniform addressing system. Uniform addressing enables public agencies, especially emergency services, to provide the right service to the right place at the right time. Visit www.mymarathoncountyaddress.org for the latest details about this project.

MCPL Online Marathon County

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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.

MCPL Online Reading Advice

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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! 

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Newspaper Source Plus

Newspaper Source Plus includes over 1,500 full-text newspapers and newswires, providing more than 27 million full-text articles. In addition, the database features more than 583,100 television and radio news transcripts, videos and podcasts. Nine Wisconsin newspapers are included.

BadgerLink Newspapers and Magazines Online

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Marathon County Government

Whether you are passing through the area or looking to relocate here, we want you to enjoy Marathon County to the fullest. Browsing this web-site is a great start to discovering all the resources our beautiful and diverse county has to offer. (The Marathon County Public Library is a department of Marathon County Government.)  

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New York Times

Access all New York Times articles online for free! Find breaking news, multimedia, reviews and opinions on politics, business, sports, movies, travel, books, jobs, education, real estate, cars and more. You will need to create a free account to access this resource. Be sure to uncheck "agree to receive updates and offers" on the registration form... (read more)

MCPL Online Newspapers and Magazines

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NoveList K-8

A reader's advisory service for children, designed to help you find information about authors, specific books, series information, "read-a-likes" (books similar to ones you enjoy), book and author reviews, book lists, teaching guides, and more!

BadgerLink For Children Reading Advice Online

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Marathon County Local History

This digital collection focuses on the rich local history of the towns, villages, and cities of Marathon County. It includes centennial histories written by local residents, with many illustrations documenting family life and economic development in central Wisconsin. The Marathon County Public Library’s goal is to preserve and make widely accessible to all... (read more)

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Science Reference Center

Provides easy access to a multitude of full-text science-oriented content, including science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources. Topics include biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, technology and wildlife.

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Britannica School

Access point for Britannica's encyclopedia content for children in elementary, middle and high school. Details: Every article and image have a citation.  Double-click on a word for definitions, pronunciations, and Spanish translation.  Switch between levels to find appropriately challenging articles. 

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Small Engine Repair Reference Center

This database contains maintenance and repair documentation for ATVs, commercial mowers, lawn tractors, generators, motorcycles, boats, outdoor power equipment, personal watercraft/jet skis, snowblowers, snowmobiles, tillers and other small engines.

Home and Garden WVLS Online

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History Reference Center

The world's most comprehensive full text history reference database suitable for high school and college-level research. Features over 1,990 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers, plus articles from more than 150 leading history periodicals.

BadgerLink History Online

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Britannica Fundamentals

Engaging and developmentally-appropriate activities for young learners, including an interactive atlas, learning games, audio and video, and vocabulary builders. Teaches geography, time, shapes, numbers, and relevant vocabulary, all in a fun and safe online environment. Formerly known as Britannica Learning Zone.

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MasterFILE Complete

 Popular full-text magazines, reference books and other sources from world's leading publishers.  Details:  Covers topics including business, health, education, fitness, sports and leisure, personal finance, general science, multicultural issues, DIY and fashion More than 2,300 full-text magazines and journals More than 870 full-... (read more)

BadgerLink Newspapers and Magazines Online

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Academic Search Premier

Academic journals for scholarly research. For college-level and adult researchers, this comprehensive database includes articles from 4,700+ full-text publications in the fields of biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, religion & theology, psychology and more. Includes over 4,000 peer-reviewed journals, and indexing and abstracts are... (read more)

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GreenFILE

Articles covering all aspects of human impact on the environment.  Includes scholarly, government and general-interest titles. Content covers global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable practices, renewable energy and recycling. Key journals include: Agriculture, ecosystems & Environment, Conservation... (read more)

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Literary Reference Center

Literary Reference Center

Information on thousands of authors and their works, including summaries, literary criticism, biographies, reviews, interviews, classic and contemporary poems and short stories, full-text access to classic works of literature, and much more.

BadgerLink Reading Advice Online

Open Dissertations

Open Dissertations is an open-access database built to assist researchers in locating both historic and contemporary dissertations and theses. Created with the generous support of the H.W. Wilson Foundation and the Congregational Library & Archives in Boston, it incorporates EBSCO’s previously released American Doctoral Dissertations, and features... (read more)

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Job Seeker

Job Seeker is a collection of free resources created by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction that provides information on every aspect of the job search, including finding a new job, acquiring new skills, exploring housing options, and connecting to local services.

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Marathon County Job Opportunities

Marathon County employs approximately 756 regular employees and approximately 133 casual/seasonal/temporary employees. If you are interested in contributing to a positive work culture, want to be recognized for your job performance and are a talented, team-oriented individual who is motivated to make a difference in our community, consider the career... (read more)

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Teacher Reference Center

Research database for teachers providing indexing and abstracts for more than 220 peer-reviewed journals. Covers subjects such as assessment, best practices, continuing education, instructional media, school administration and teacher education.

BadgerLink Online For Educators

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PubMed

PubMed is a free resource supporting the search and retrieval of biomedical and life sciences literature with the aim of improving health–both globally and personally. The PubMed database contains more than 30 million citations and abstracts of biomedical literature. It does not include full-text journal articles; however, links to the full text are... (read more)

BadgerLink Online Health

Websites

The following are third-party websites suggested by library staff for your consideration according to our Materials Selection Procedure. Use these websites at your own risk; they are not controlled or monitored by the library.

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Aging & Disability Resource Center of Central Wisconsin

The ADRC-CW promotes choice and independence through personalized education, advocacy and access to services that prevent, delay and lessen the impacts of aging and disabilities in the lives of adults.

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Central Wisconsin Airport

The Central Wisconsin Airport (CWA) is a regional non-hub airport located in Mosinee, WI roughly equidistant between Stevens Point and Wausau.  The airport is owned by Marathon and Portage Counties and is governed by the Central Wisconsin Joint Airport Board.  It is currently served by three airlines, Delta, American and United Airlines...

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Clerk of Courts

The Clerk of Courts department is responsible for the filing and case management of all Marathon County Court Cases. All garnishments, replevins, evictions, liens, state income tax liens, warrants, civil judgments, writs and mediation are handled through this office. Collection of filing fees, fines, forfeitures, court costs, GAL fees, custody study fees...

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Conservation, Planning and Zoning (CPZ)

Marathon County's CPZ department has the following services: Conservation Services administers programs to implement the Land and Water Resource Management Plan which includes the Farmland Preservation Program, Managed Intensive Grazing, Lake Districts, Wildlife Damage and Abatement, as well as regulatory activities associated with the Waste Storage...

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Corporation Counsel

Mission Statement The Office of Corporation Counsel serves the collective safety and welfare of the residents of Marathon County by providing civil legal services including enforcement, counsel, and referrals to county departments and the County Board. General Overview of Official Duties Corporation Counsel serves as the parliamentarian and...

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County Clerk

The County Clerk's Office is the chief election official and conducts all federal, state, county, local and school elections. The County Clerk's Office issues Marriage Licenses, Terminations of Domestic Partnership, U.S. Passports, direct seller's permits, timber cutting permits, and distributes the state dog licenses to local municipal treasurers. The...

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County Treasurer

The County Treasurer receives deposits and invests all moneys belonging to the County; collects postponed and all delinquent real estate taxes and distributes said taxes to appropriate municipalities and school districts. Handles applications for tax deeds and takes property if taxes remain unpaid. Oversees property description functions of preparing...

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Coursera

Offers free college-level courses from major U.S. universities, including a wide range of topics: the humanities, medicine, biology, social sciences, mathematics, business, computer science, and others. Earn certificates of completion for your resume.

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DigitalLearn.org

If you are new to computers, haven't used them for a while, are a little unsure and uncomfortable, or just need a bit of a refresher, these online tutorials are for you.

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District Attorney

The District Attorney is the head law enforcement officer in Marathon County and is the prosecutor in all cases of crime or county traffic ordinance violations committed in Marathon County. In this capacity, this department works with the Marathon County Sheriff’s Department, the Wisconsin State Patrol and local police departments to ensure the effective,...

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Driving-Tests.org

This is a free driver education program that includes online driver's manuals and  practice tests for the car and motorcycle as well as the Commercial Driver's License. It includes a "Read Aloud" toolbar in the footer of every page that will read each page, transfer the audio to MP3 files, and can translate the text into other languages.

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Internet Safety

This site provides a compilation of resources, tools, and information to empower all stakeholders (students, teachers, parents, and administrators) to make safe, smart and ethical decisions about technology use. Created by The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), in partnership with the Department of Justice (DOJ).

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Khan Academy

A non-profit website offering free access to educational videos that cover math, science, biology, chemistry, physics, finance, history, and more. Intended for learners of all ages, including K-12 students and adults. Learners (and parents/educators) may also track lesson progress using this website.

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Microsoft Office Training Center

Free video courses and tutorials for Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook, and more. Covers the most recent Office suite as well as previous versions from several years ago.

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MIT OpenCourseWare

MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity.

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Private Forest Lands Open for Public Recreation

Through the Managed Forest Law (MFL) and Forest Crop Law (FCL) programs, some private forest lands are open to the public for recreational purposes. This web mapping tool from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) can help you find which lands are now available.

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TechBoomers

Provides a wide range of online tutorials intended for users age 50 and over, though others may find the site helpful too. It includes tutorials on popular websites, social media, and internet-based applications.

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Wisc-Online

A digital library of Web-based learning resources called "learning objects." The digital library of objects has been developed primarily by faculty from the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS).

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Wisc-Online: Basic Computer Skills

This is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) created by the Wisconsin Technical College System that provides instructional videos for basic computer skills.

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