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Milwaukee Public Library

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Address: 814 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53233-2309
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worth a visit even if you don't get a book!

This building is fantastic! Just stroll through and be sure to go upstairs and down to see it all. Very nice helpful people work there also and there is a coffee shop/ book... read more

Reviewed March 30, 2017
Penguinlvr59
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Reviewed March 30, 2017

This building is fantastic! Just stroll through and be sure to go upstairs and down to see it all. Very nice helpful people work there also and there is a coffee shop/ book selling area with good muffins and various food stuffs. It is also in a very interesting part of downtown. Must see!

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Thank Penguinlvr59
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Reviewed February 11, 2017

This is a beautiful building everyone should visit and appreciate. The library carries books, art, information, research, computers, and nice people that will direct you and help you. It even has a drive through!

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Thank traveler53092
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 17, 2016

This library is one of the most beautiful I've visited. It's such a beautiful, historic building with an amazing mosaic floor in the entry.

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Thank racornett
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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23 reviews
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Reviewed September 12, 2016

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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11 reviews
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Reviewed September 12, 2016

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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Thank chispadedios77
San Francisco, California
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10 reviews
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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
Greendale, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
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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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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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Thank NJC53215
Tracy, California
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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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56 reviews
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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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