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Marathon County Public Library

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Marathon County Public Library - Marathon City Branch


Marathon County Public Library - Marathon City Branch

515 Washington Street, Marathon City, Wisconsin 54448

Curbside Pickup during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) closure:

  • Step 1: Place holds by calling 715-443-2775: Mon. | Tue. | Thu. | Fri., 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.; Wed., 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
    • You will be notified by phone or email when your requests are available for pickup. You must reply to this notification in order to schedule a pickup time frame.
    • Only items owned by MCPL Marathon City are available for pickup at MCPL Marathon City, so you may wish to confirm availability first.
    • Online requests are not available while the library is closed.
  • Step 2: Arrive during your assigned pickup time frame: Mon. | Tue. | Thu. | Fri., 10 a.m.–2 p.m.; Wed., 2–6 p.m.
    • If you have a mobile phone, call 715-443-2775 once you've arrived; otherwise, honk your car horn.
    • Once your arrival is confirmed, library staff will move your items to the pickup area.
  • Step 3: Retrieve your items from the pickup area: a table near the drive thru window.

  • For more info about curbside pickup and how we're keeping our patrons and staff safe, visit

Hours: (closed due to COVID-19 (coronavirus))

History of the Marathon County Public Library - Marathon City Branch

Marathon City's library service began in 1954 as a facility housed at the Marathon High School. By 1975, the Village relocated the library to the village hall, and later moved the library to a storefront location on Main Street. In 1985, construction of a new Village Hall on 3rd Street in was designed to include the library, where it resided until 2010. In late 2009, after it was decided more space was needed for books, computers and special programs, a referendum vote allowed the village to plan construction of a separate library building on Washington Street. This building project was completed in September 2010.