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Milwaukee Public Library

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Address: 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53233
Phone Number: 414 286 3000
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first go to check out the awesome historical archticher. Then stay for the information. You can information on anything here and I mean anything and abundance of it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

first go to check out the awesome historical archticher. Then stay for the information. You can information on anything here and I mean anything and abundance of it.

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Milwaukee, WI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I love all of the media options at all of the locations across the city. If you have a card, you can log in and request a book from another library and pick it up at the one most convenient for you. Our entire family visits as often as possible.

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Miami, Florida
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44 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This is a huge place so plan on spending a good amount of time here. The part I liked the best were the streets of old Milwaukee. Seeing old candy shops and other stuff was an educational experience

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

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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15 helpful votes 15 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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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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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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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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