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On-site Services

The following are on-site services provided by the library at its locations throughout Marathon County. Please note: Some services are offered at select locations only and are described accordingly.

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U.S. Passports

U.S. passport applications are accepted at the library's Wausau Headquarters. Please call 715-261-7240 and ask to speak with a passport application acceptance agent before you apply. We also advise reviewing the U.S. Department of State passport website. Appointments are available every Wednesday, 2–7 p.m., and every other Saturday, 9–11:30 a.m... (read more)

MCPL On-site Government Wausau

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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The Marathon County Public Library is challenging parents to read more books with their children! The "1,000 Books Before Kindergarten" initiative is meant to introduce children to a wide range of literature, encourage families to spend quality time together and promote pre-literacy and learning so children enter school ready to read, listen and learn... (read more)

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LENA Start Marathon County

The first three years of a child's life are vital to brain development! Children from birth onward learn through talking, singing, reading and playing. During these interactions, children learn how the world works, acquire vocabulary, stimulate different parts of their brain, as well as many other benefits. While this may seem easy enough, some... (read more)

MCPL On-site For Children For Parents

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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 $25 or more in fines will be... (read more)

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Print, Scan, Copy, Fax

Photocopiers:  Black and white copiers are available at all MCPL locations: One-sided letter or legal-sized copies are 10¢ each. Double-sided copies are 20¢ each. Oversized copies (11" x 17") are 20¢ for one-sided copies and 40¢ for double-sided copies. Only available at MCPL Wausau and some branches. A color copier is at MCPL Wausau... (read more)

MCPL On-site Computers and Technology

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Homebound Services

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. Homebound services are free of charge, but a current library account is required. Call 715-261-7248 to register or for more information.... (read more)

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Early Literacy Center

Early Literacy Center

The Early Literacy Center at MCPL Wausau is an enclosed area of the children's department specially designed for young children and their caregivers. "Early literacy" is a term for what children know about language before learning how to read.  This includes what letters look and sound like, recognizing rhyming words, knowing how a book... (read more)

MCPL For Children On-site Reading Advice Wausau

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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 / Chat Assistance: If you can't make it to the library in person, call 715-261-7230 or contact us online for research assistance. You may also chat with us online.Appointments: For... (read more)

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Tax Forms

A selection of free tax forms and publications are offered at all MCPL locations.  Typically, these documents do not arrive until the end of January (at the earliest) and are kept in stock through April.  These documents are offered for free to the public while supplies last; however, those who need a large number of forms (professional tax... (read more)

MCPL Online On-site Taxes Government

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Take your proctored exams at the library! Proctoring services are available at all MCPL locations to persons engaged in distance learning and online courses, as well as professional development and certifications. If you plan to use the library's proctoring services, please review the following documents as soon as possible: Proctoring at MCPL Wausau... (read more)

MCPL On-site College For Educators For Teens For Adults Online Courses

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Fax Machines

Fax services are available at MCPL Wausau and MCPL Rothschild. Sending a fax is $2 for the first page and $1 for each additional page. Receiving a fax is $1 per page. Payment must be made by cash or check; credit or debit card payments are not accepted. Incoming faxes are held for one week. Please have the sender include your contact information... (read more)

MCPL On-site Wausau Rothschild

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Job-Related Proofreading

Are you applying for a job and want someone to review your resume or cover letter? The library offers free proofreading of job-related documents such as resumes, cover letters and curricula vitae! You may email your documents to, and qualified staff will review their spelling, grammar, structure and clarity. You will receive a reply... (read more)

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Notary Public

Get your documents notarized for free at the library!  Notary services are offered at MCPL Wausau only. Please contact us in advance to ensure the notary will be available when you arrive. Remember to bring a government-issued photo ID to your appointment. The library's notary is not an attorney and may not give legal advice or accept fees... (read more)

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