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Marathon County Public Library

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Library Catalog (V-Cat)

Browse the collections of all MCPL locations, plus the collections of other public libraries in the Wisconsin Valley Library Service! If you can't find what you're looking for in this catalog, consider Interlibrary Loan, Wisconsin's Digital Library or our Online Resources.

WVLS MCPL Online Catalog


Interlibrary Loan (WISCAT)

Browse the WISCAT interlibrary loan catalog to find and request items that are not available in the Library Catalog (V-Cat). Borrowing limits: Requests for interlibrary loan items borrowed via WISCAT will be limited to five requests per patron per month for a total of 60 requests per year. For interlibrary loan assistance, contact us by... (read more)

MCPL BadgerLink Online Catalog

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Staff Reviews

Check out these book and movie reviews written by the staff of the Marathon County Public Library, featuring works of fiction and nonfiction for adults, children and teens! Our book reviews also are published at; follow us for the latest updates.

Reading Advice MCPL Online

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Microfilm Archives

MCPL Wausau has a microfilm archive of Marathon County newspapers from the late 1800s onward (primarily the Wausau Daily Herald), plus digital microform viewers with options to scan or print articles.Additionally, MCPL Mosinee has microfilm of the Mosinee Times and a digital microform viewer.Please note:Recent issues of newspapers — roughly... (read more)

MCPL On-site Genealogy Newspapers and Magazines Collection

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Book Discussion Kits

Host your own book club!Book discussion kits include multiple copies of popular books, discussion questions and author information, all in a handy tote bag!View available book discussion kits in the Library Catalog (V-Cat).Most discussion kits are held at MCPL Wausau.For a larger selection, request kits from elsewhere in the state using this list and... (read more)

MCPL On-site Collection

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New Audiobooks

The items featured on this page represent some of the library's most recent additions to its audiobooks collection! To browse the rest of the audiobook collection, use the Library Catalog (V-Cat) and limit your search to "Audiobooks," "Spoken Record," etc. — or view all audiobooks.  Alternatively, free downloadable audiobooks may be... (read more)

MCPL On-site Collection Audiobooks Catalog

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Magazines and Newspapers

The following magazines and newspapers are currently offered in printed form at the specified MCPL locations. These subscriptions are subject to change without notice; contact us for the latest information. Newspapers and the most recent issue of each magazine are available for reading in the library only. Periodicals marked "... (read more)

Newspapers and Magazines MCPL On-site Collection

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Early Literacy Center

The Early Literacy Center at MCPL Wausau is an enclosed area of the children's department specially designed for children 0-5 years old! "Early literacy" is a term for what children know about language before learning how to read. This includes what letters look and sound like, recognizing rhyming words, knowing how a book works and... (read more)

MCPL For Children On-site Reading Advice

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Homebound Services

For Marathon County residents unable to visit the library due to age, illness, accident or disability, our Homebound program offers a way to receive library materials at home by mail or special delivery. Please call 715-261-7248 to sign up for this free service! This service is free of charge, but a valid library card is required. Once enrolled, library... (read more)

MCPL On-site Reading Advice Blindness and Low Vision

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Personalized Reading Suggestions

Let us help you discover new books you'll love! Library staff are eager to use their expertise and online resources to find great reading recommendations just for you. Complete the form below, and we'll send you three personalized reading recommendations via email. Alternatively, contact us via live chat or call 715-261-7230.

MCPL Online Reading Advice

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Video Games

The library's Wausau Headquarters offers a collection of video games! View and request these games below. They are shelved in the A/V Collection on the first floor. Discs are not in the cases; you will receive the disc at checkout. Video games check out for 14 days and may be renewed once. There is a $1 per day late fee. You may check out one game at a time... (read more)

MCPL On-site For Teens For Children Collection Catalog

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Suggest a Purchase

If you can't find an item in the Library Catalog (V-Cat) and you think we should have it, let us know! You may use the online form below, or paper Purchase Suggestion forms are available at all MCPL locations. We can't promise that we will acquire the item, but we will investigate its suitability for our collections. We will place... (read more)

MCPL Online On-site Reading Advice Collection Catalog

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Board Games

A variety of board games are available for in-house checkout at the MCPL Wausau children's desk! Just leave your library card at the desk to borrow the game, and retrieve your card once the game and its contents are returned. Board games available are as follows (as of December 2019): (Note: Since some of these game may be loaned to... (read more)

On-site Collection For Children For Teens For Adults


New DVD Movies & TV Series

The items featured on this page represent some of the library's most recent additions to its DVD collections, including feature films, documentaries, television series and more! To browse the rest of the DVD collection, use the Library Catalog (V-Cat) and limit your search to "Video," "DVD," etc.— or view all DVD movies and TV series. Please note... (read more)

MCPL On-site Movies and Television Collection Catalog


New Music CDs

The items featured on this page represent some of the library's most recent additions to its music CD collections! To browse the rest of the music CD collection, use the Library Catalog (V-Cat) and limit your search to "CD Music," "Music Record," etc. — or view all music CDs. Please note: These CDs have a variety of intended audiences, so if... (read more)

MCPL On-site Collection Catalog Music

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Art Collection

A variety of artworks are on display — and available for checkout— at the library! A maximum of 10 artworks may be checked out for a loan period of 56 days. The majority of items in this collection are held at MCPL Wausau, but selected works are held at other MCPL locations as well.  Artworks include original creations and prints from... (read more)

MCPL On-site Catalog Collection Hobbies and Crafts