About

Since 1907, the Marathon County Public Library (MCPL) has provided free library services to the residents of central Wisconsin.

MCPL is a consolidated county library with nine locations throughout Marathon County, Wisconsin, including its Wausau headquarters and branches in Athens, Edgar, Hatley, Marathon City, Mosinee, Rothschild, Spencer and Stratford.

MCPL is a member of the Wisconsin Valley Library Service, and it is a participant in the V-Cat consortium and the Wisconsin Public Library Consortium.

Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Apply to work at the Marathon County Public Library! If you are interested in contributing to a positive work culture, want to be recognized for your job performance and are a talented, team-oriented individual who is motivated to make a difference in our community, consider these career opportunities.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Got questions? We've got answers! We've listed the most common questions about library services and resources on this page. Select a question to see its answer. If you can't find your question in this list of FAQs, please contact us, or use the site search box at the...

Hours / Locations

Hours / Locations

With nine locations throughout Marathon County, Wisconsin, chances are there’s an MCPL near you! For immediate assistance (regardless of location), call 715-261-7200. You may also contact us by email, or dial 715-261-7209 for 24/7 automated assistance.

Contact

Contact

For immediate assistance, call¬†MCPL Wausau¬†at 715-261-7200 during the library’s hours of operation. For 24/7 account access, call¬†715-261-7209¬†or¬†log in online. To contact a specific MCPL location by phone or mail, visit our¬†locations¬†page. Otherwise, you may use the contact form on this page.

The MCPL Newsletter

The MCPL Newsletter

The MCPL Newsletter is a bimonthly publication sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Inside you will find updates, information on upcoming events, reading recommendations, new services, special features and more! Recent issues of the newsletter are available for...

The MCPL Blog

The MCPL Blog

News and updates from the Marathon County Public Library! Follow our blog for the latest library news, reading suggestions, research tips and more. The content of our blog is also shared on our social media channels, via our e-newsletter and in our print newsletter.

About the Library

About the Library

The Marathon County Public Library (MCPL) has provided free library services to the residents of central Wisconsin since 1907. MCPL is a consolidated county library with nine locations throughout Marathon County, Wisconsin, including its Wausau headquarters and...

Donate

Donate

Monetary Donations The library gratefully accepts monetary donations through the following organizations:  Friends of the Marathon County Public Library Marathon County Public Library Foundation Please contact either organization to make a donation, or write to "MCPL...

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Apply to volunteer at the Marathon County Public Library!  The library typically accepts volunteers to assist with its: Homebound Services; Summer Library Program; special projects; community events. Volunteers are accepted according to the library's volunteer policy....

Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees

The Marathon County Public Library Board of Trustees, commonly known as the Library Board, operates under Chapter 43 of the Wisconsin Statutes. Per its bylaws, the Library Board is composed of seven members: two members of Marathon County Board of Supervisors, one administrator of a Marathon County school district, and four representatives of the general public. Library Board members are appointed by the County Administrator with the approval of the Marathon County Board of Supervisors.

The Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Marathon County Public Library is a nonprofit volunteer organization with the goal of promoting and improving library services in Marathon County, Wisconsin. These goals are funded via donations, membership fees, book sales and special fundraising...

The MCPL Foundation

The MCPL Foundation

The MCPL Foundation is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that secures private funding for the Marathon County Public Library. Our mission is to support and enhance the libraries of Marathon County and the services they provide. We do this by helping...

Policies & Procedures

Policies & Procedures

The following documents are the library's policies and procedures that have been approved by the Library Board. In many cases, these documents are referenced in our frequently asked questions, in paper handouts available at MCPL locations, and throughout the website...

Wisconsin Valley Library Service

Wisconsin Valley Library Service

The Marathon County Public Library (MCPL) is a member of the Wisconsin Valley Library Service (WVLS), a library system made up of many other libraries throughout north-central Wisconsin (map). WVLS facilitates the online library catalog (V-Cat) shared by the public...

Marathon County Public Library

Marathon County Public Library (MCPL)