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Marathon County Public Library

Skip Navigation (1) all MCPL locations have reopened (no appointments); (2) drive thru / curbside pickup is available.

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)

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Curbside & Drive Thru Pickup

Curbside or drive thru pickup is available at all MCPL locations during the pandemic! This includes library items requested via the Library Catalog (V-Cat) and Interlibrary Loan (WISCAT), as well as copies of reference materials (including tax forms, articles / obituaries, etc.) requested via the Reference Desk. Drive thru pickup is available at MCPL... (read more)

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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 assistance is needed, any group of 10 or more that plans... (read more)

MCPL On-site For Educators

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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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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 may be obtained upon request. All requests are... (read more)

MCPL On-site Meeting Spaces

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Computers / Wireless Internet (Wi-Fi)

Public Computer LabsAll 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 unable to access the... (read more)

MCPL On-site Computers and Technology

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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. A color copier is at MCPL Wausau: One-sided color copies are 50¢ each.... (read more)

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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. Please call 715-261-7248 to sign up for this free service! This service is free of charge, but a valid library card is required. Once enrolled, library... (read more)

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Early Literacy Center

The Early Literacy Center at MCPL Wausau is an enclosed area of the children's department specially designed for children 0-5 years old! "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 works and... (read more)

MCPL For Children On-site Reading Advice

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Technology Assistance

Need help using your computer, tablet, smartphone or e-reader?Library staff can provide one-on-one technology assistance with a variety of topics, including:basic computer skills;saving and moving digital files;Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.);social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.);accessing e-books — including Wisconsin's Digital Library (OverDrive /... (read more)

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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. E-Readers Kindle Fire tablets Read preloaded e-books, use pre-installed... (read more)

MCPL On-site Computers and Technology E-books

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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:... (read more)

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Tax Forms

2021: During the pandemic, tax forms and publications will be available via curbside pickup. No appointments are required at MCPL Wausau, but please call ahead to confirm availability.  Appointments are required at the MCPL branches. The documents that the library has requested for 2021 are: IRS 1040 Forms and Instruction Booklets (... (read more)

MCPL Online On-site Taxes Government

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Career Connection

On the second floor of the library's Wausau Headquarters, the Career Connection area features computers for job searches, creating resumes and completing online applications, plus books and pamphlets to help you find a job. Additionally, library staff can help you find job-related resources in your community, as well as locate helpful materials in our... (read more)

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Image / Document Scanners

Scanners are available at all MCPL locations for the purpose of creating digital files from photos, documents and other media. To ensure scanner availability, please contact us before you arrive at the library. A handheld, portable scanner is available for 14-day checkout at MCPL Wausau; you may check the scanner's availability and request... (read more)

MCPL On-site Computers and Technology

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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.   A color copier is available at MCPL Wausau: One-sided... (read more)

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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)

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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 ref@mcpl.us, and qualified staff will review their spelling, grammar, structure and clarity. You will receive a reply... (read more)

MCPL On-site Online Employment

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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 schedule a time to meet with the notary.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 for legal advice.Notaries... (read more)

MCPL On-site Finance and Investment Employment Government