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Milwaukee Public Library

Address: 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53233
Phone Number: 414 286 3000
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Ranked #33 of 240 things to do in Milwaukee
Type: Libraries, Traveler Resources
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This building is not only world class, it's collection is too. This is a wonderful destination in Downtown Milwaukee!

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Montreal, Canada
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163 reviews 163 reviews
97 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Magnificent library with an entrance hall decorated with marble. Staircases are magnificent. The arrangement of the reading room intended for the children is remarkable. I cannot see how a child could not develop the taste of reading in such an environment.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I visit this library at least once per month & am pleased to state that it has become a city landmark. It's librarians and staff/support are friendly and compassionate towards the patrons. The reading material, computer lab and various meeting rooms are a great benefit for all to use & enjoy. Lastly, the physical space has been refurbished and is... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

the building is small but contains a good collection. The staff is excellent. Always a computer available Lots of children's events and movies. Lots of cd's to borrow. Also, if you reserve a book it usually is available within 2/3 days.

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Oregon
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117 reviews 117 reviews
52 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Once also housed the city museum...this us classical architecture but also with modern twists. Love the mosaics and the rotunda...almost a mini-Library of Congress.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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447 reviews 447 reviews
285 attraction reviews
303 helpful votes 303 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Wednesdays at noon you can take a free tour that lasts about 20 minutes of the green roof. It's kind of a big deal as it was one of the first to be done in Milwaukee. It has solar panels and sedum plants. There's also a section in the library which focuses on being more green- has some information running... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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97 reviews 97 reviews
20 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This beautiful building was built in the early 1900's. It has a great entryway. This building is a test of time. It is a must see when in the Downtown Milwaukee area. It has a lot to see, more then just books and reading material.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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126 reviews 126 reviews
58 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I did not walk around the library much. I just went into the lobby and took some pictures. It was extremely beautiful. It was worth just going in just to see that. I'm a huge fan of architecture and engineering marvels.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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371 reviews 371 reviews
168 attraction reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Cool building ~ A great way to enjoy it is to take the Free Tour on Saturdays at 1:30pm. You'll learn about the architecture, the history, and services that they provide to the community.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Even links with Marquette's Graduate Law Library, when necessary!! They will bend over backwards to track down any book in their system, no matter how obscure or infrequently-read it is!

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