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Milwaukee Public Library

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Address: 814 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53233-2309
Phone Number: 414 286 3000
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Fabulous, huge library

I love the "downtown" (Central) library. The kids' section has grown and is lots of fun. It's a huge place with lots of reference items, meeting rooms, computers to use, etc... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Elysse C
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the "downtown" (Central) library. The kids' section has grown and is lots of fun. It's a huge place with lots of reference items, meeting rooms, computers to use, etc. There's a coffee shop inside, too.

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Thank Elysse C
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love the Library for my little ones. It welcomes everyone with a light show and quotes. Made it easier to leave with the light show to distract the little ones that they were leaving. Inside was filled with incredible books and interactive spaces to live the books out.

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

Very beautiful building. Only lowered rating because...well, it's a library and we like to sit down to read. There are literally no comfortable chairs in the library designed for leisure reading. Only hard wooden chairs for research-type reading.

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Thank sjp246travel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

This place is huge and it looks like a new Millibar of Congress in the Milwaukee area. There are over 3 levels of books, and there are always up to date with new books. Popular books always leave the library for check-out. You can also order Talking Book Players for the blind and handicapped. Check this place out!

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Thank Mega A
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Great architecture makes this a fabulous building. Go in and admire the rotunda! Tours are given on a regular basis.

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Tracy, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Truthfully I have not been to this library in many years. When I was a kid we used to go as a family a couple times a year. As a kid it was HUGE. It had a great children's section were we hung out while my parents researched whatever it was we came for. We enjoyed it.

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Thank Norine14
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

I love the Milwaukee Public Library downtown and especially the business reference section. Staff is outstanding and helpful.

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Thank Randy C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

This is a very nice building that is always fun to spend time in. They have an excellent selection of books, a bookstore and a CAFE. This is a very old building and has lots of history behind it.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

pop in and see whatever exhibit they are featuring. The building's lobby is a must see marbled treasure. they have a thrift shop with cheap books and movies.

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Thank jmbiel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

I just moved to Milwaukee in May 2015. I ended having to go to the library a lot for internet use. Scanning documents and making copies and such. The staff was so friendly and so helpful! This made my transition from a town of 4000 people to 600,000 a little bit easier!!

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Thank Kelli W

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