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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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Beautiful old building

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2016
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

This library has a visually stunning entrance. The ceilings are cathedral like and the lighting looks like Tiffany glass. We take our children here to spend time in the kids learning area. Lots of hands on activities, computers, games and a Thomas the tank engine table. Plenty of seating for studying as well. Be aware, I've been harassed a few... More 

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Thank Pookie R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Access to all of the early print papers. A rare and wonderful opportunity to research early papers. I have found this really helpful in patent research.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Although the Central library is not my neighborhood library, it is the one I frequent most often. It is such a beautiful building and since it is the largest library in the county it has the largest selection of books and media. What I enjoy most is their speedy service and drive up book return.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

took my grandchildren here to show them this wonderful library, where books, films, music CDs and magazines are available, as well as a complete research library, all in a comfortable, welcoming setting.

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