Marathon County Public Library

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Holiday hours: All MCPL locations will be closed Mon.-Tue., 12/24-12/25.

Resources: Service

On-site Resources

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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Research Assistance

Reference Desk: The reference desk staff at the library's Wausau Headquarters are ready to answer your research questions during our regular hours of operation. Phone / Email Assistance: If you can't make it to the library in person, call 715-261-7230... (read more) MCPL On-site For Teens For Adults Genealogy Service
computer lab

Computers / Wireless Internet (Wi-Fi)

Public Computer Labs All MCPL locations offer public computer labs with Internet access and productivity software. Library card-holders may receive one hour of computer access per day – with additional time automatically granted in 30-minute increments (except during periods of high demand). Card-holders with... (read more) MCPL On-site Computers and Technology Service

Technology Assistance

Need help using your computer, tablet or smartphone? Library staff can provide one-on-one assistance in a variety of areas, including basic computer skills, saving and moving digital files, using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.), social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), using the library’s online resources and more.... (read more) MCPL On-site Computers and Technology Service
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U.S. Passports

U.S. passport application acceptance is offered at the library's Wausau Headquarters. Appointments are available every Thursday, 3:00pm to 7:30pm, and every other Saturday, 9:00am to 3:20pm. Walk-ins are invited every Thursday, 9:... (read more) MCPL On-site Service Government
Wausau Community Room

Meeting Rooms / Study Rooms

Meeting rooms: Meeting rooms may be used according to the library's meeting room policy. All rooms have wireless internet access, chairs and tables. Equipment requests must be made at the time of application and may include laptops, video projectors, TV / DVD sets, whiteboards or a podium. Other equipment... (read more) MCPL On-site Service
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Group Visits

We would love to show your group all the library has to offer! We regularly welcome groups of gradeschool and college students, community organizations, and others. To help us plan for your visit, please complete the form on this page in accordance with the following stipulations: Whether staff... (read more) MCPL On-site For Educators Service

Electronic Devices

A variety of devices are available for checkout at MCPL locations, including e-readers, laptops, tablets and more. For information about our computer lab, visit our Computers webpage; for other equipment available at the library, visit On-Site Resources... (read more) MCPL On-site Computers and Technology E-books Service

Homebound Program

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... (read more) MCPL On-site Service Reading Advice Blindness and Low Vision
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Print, Scan, Copy, Fax

Lab Computers / Printing You may print from the computers the computer labs at any MCPL location. Black and white, one-sided copies are 10¢ per page. Color printing is not possible at this time. Printing from the library's wireless network is not possible. For more information, visit our ... (read more) MCPL On-site Computers and Technology Service

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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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 this form, and we'll send you three personalized reading recommendations within four days. MCPL Online Reading Advice Service