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On-site Services

A variety of helpful equipment, archives and services are available at your local Marathon County Public Library! Some resources are only available at certain MCPL locations, as noted below.

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U.S. Passports

U.S. passport applications are accepted at the library's Wausau Headquarters. Please call 715-261-7240 and ask to speak with a passport application acceptance agent before you apply. We also advise reviewing the U.S. Department of State... (read more)

MCPL On-site Government Wausau

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Tax Forms

A selection of free tax forms and publications are offered at all MCPL locations.  Typically, these documents do not arrive until the end of January (at the earliest) and are kept in stock through April.  These documents are offered for free to the public while supplies last; however, those who need a large number of forms (professional tax... (read more)

MCPL Online On-site Taxes Government

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Notary Public

Get your documents notarized for free at the library!  Notary services are offered at MCPL Wausau only. Please contact us in advance to ensure the notary will be available when you arrive. Remember to bring a government-issued photo ID to your appointment. The library's notary is not an attorney and may... (read more)

MCPL On-site Finance and Investment Employment Government Wausau

Online Resources

The following are databases to which the library has subscribed and websites that are affiliated with the library or host library-owned content. For an A-Z listing of all online resources, click here.

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Tax Forms

A selection of free tax forms and publications are offered at all MCPL locations.  Typically, these documents do not arrive until the end of January (at the earliest) and are kept in stock through April.  These documents are offered for free to the public while supplies last; however, those who need a large number of forms (professional tax... (read more)

MCPL Online On-site Taxes Government

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Marathon County Pulse

Marathon County Pulse exists as a result of community partners seeing the value of having easily accessible and accurate data that describes the health and community conditions of Marathon County.Through funding from organizations in our area, Marathon County was able to create Marathon County Pulse, a platform that aids in making informed decisions around... (read more)

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Marathon County Government

Whether you are passing through the area or looking to relocate here, we want you to enjoy Marathon County to the fullest. Browsing this web-site is a great start to discovering all the resources our beautiful and diverse county has to offer. (The Marathon County Public Library is a department of Marathon County Government.)  

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The following are third-party websites suggested by library staff for your consideration according to our Materials Selection Procedure. Use these websites at your own risk; they are not controlled or monitored by the library.

U.S. Census Bureau: QuickFacts

QuickFacts provides U.S. government statistics for all states and counties, and for cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more. 

Web Wisconsin Marathon County Government

Covering Wisconsin

Covering Wisconsin connects Wisconsin residents with insurance coverage and other programs that support health, and promotes effective use of these programs. A federally certified and state licensed navigator entity.

Web Health Government

Directory of Public Officials

A publication of public officials' contact information — national, state, county and municipal — maintained by Marathon County government.

Web Marathon County Government

Federal Election Commission

The FEC is the independent regulatory agency charged with administering and enforcing the federal campaign finance law. The FEC has jurisdiction over the financing of campaigns for the U.S. House, Senate, Presidency and the Vice Presidency.

Web Elections and Voting Government

Federal Taxes: Free File

IRS Free File lets you prepare and file your federal income tax online for free. File at an IRS partner site with the IRS Free File Program, or use Free File Fillable Forms.

Web Taxes Government

Federal Taxes: Request Forms

Submit an online request or call 800-829-3676 to receive specific U.S. federal tax forms and publications by mail.

Web Taxes Government

Federal Taxes: Withholding Estimator

The IRS encourages everyone to use the Tax Withholding Estimator to perform a quick “paycheck checkup.”  This is even more important following the recent changes to the tax law for 2018 and beyond. The estimator helps you identify your tax withholding to make sure you have the right amount of tax withheld from your paycheck at work. 

Web Taxes Government

Created by the federal government, the Marketplace is a new way to find health coverage that fits your budget and meets your needs.Under the new health care law that took effect in 2013, those without health insurance (or interested in different insurance) can use this site to explore their options and register for coverage.

Web Health Government


MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends.Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand.MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.

Web Health Government

Municode: WI

A library of municipal codes and ordinances for most municipalities in Wisconsin and other states. (Note: The contents of this site may not immediately reflect the most current legislation.)

Web Wisconsin Government Laws and Legal Issues Marathon County

My Vote Wisconsin

Find information about upcoming elections; local, state and federal elected officials; voting districts and wards; voting information for members of the military and their families; and voting information for U.S. citizens temporarily or permanently living overseas.

Web Government Laws and Legal Issues Wisconsin Elections and Voting

Our World In Data

Students can search for up to date data on various world wide concerns, including climate and ecology. 

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Oyez Project

A multimedia archive devoted to the Supreme Court of the United States and its work. It aims to be a complete source for all audio recorded in the Court since October 1955. The Project also provides information on all justices and a virtual reality tour of portions of the Supreme Court building, including some justices’ chambers.

Web History Government Laws and Legal Issues

Private Forest Lands Open for Public Recreation

Through the Managed Forest Law (MFL) and Forest Crop Law (FCL) programs, some private forest lands are open to the public for recreational purposes. This web mapping tool from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) can help you find which lands are now available. 

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The World Factbook

This Central Intelligence Agency resource provides basic intelligence on the history, people, government, economy, energy, geography, environment, communications, transportation, military, terrorism and transnational issues for 266 world entities.

Web Encyclopedia Government

U.S. Census Bureau: Publications

An online archive of publications, briefs and reports from U.S. Census Bureau experts, including the following (among others): American Community Survey Data Briefs (ACSBR)American Community Survey Reports (ACS)Census BriefsCensus of AgricultureCensus of Population and HousingConsolidated Federal Funds ReportsConsumer Income (P60)E-CommerceFactfinder...

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U.S. Small Business Administration

The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses.

Web Small Business Government

The official portal for the U.S. government, featuring military info., federal grant sources, government jobs, tax and social security resources, voting info., national history, resources for families, job opportunities, immigration reports, government statistics, technology, and more! 

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Veterans' Service Records

Veterans and their next of kin can use this National Archives website to request military service records online or by mail or fax. Military personnel records can include DD 214s/Separation Documents, service personnel records found within the Official Military Personnel File (OMPF), and medical records. Military personnel records can be used for...

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Wausau Area Access Media (WAAM)

WAAM offers a live stream of the "Government & Education" cable channel, as well as on-demand videos of recent content. WAAM broadcasts board meetings of the city council, county board and school board; high school sports games; high school graduations; church services; parades; locally produced programs; programs from federal...

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Wisconsin Blue Book

Published annually from 1879-1883 and then biennially since 1885, Wisconsin Blue Books provide extensive description and statistics on virtually all aspects of life in Wisconsin, including major sections on the state’s population, geography, history, election data, educational resources, social services, finance, agriculture, industry, transportation system...

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Wisconsin Circuit Court Access

Formerly known as CCAP (Consolidated Court Automation Program), the WCCA website provides access to certain public records of the Wisconsin circuit courts. The information displayed is an exact copy of the case information entered into the circuit court case management system by court staff in the counties where the case files are located. The court record...

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Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

Wisconsin's DATCP partners with all the citizens of Wisconsin to grow the economy by promoting quality food, healthy plants and animals, sound use of land and water resources, and a fair marketplace.

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Wisconsin Digital Archives

The Wisconsin Digital Archives is a growing collection of documents about the activities, functions, and policies of Wisconsin State Government. The collection contains state documents from 2001 to current published by the Executive and Judicial branches of Wisconsin State Government along with select legislative service agencies, government task forces,...

Web Government Wisconsin

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Wisconsin Digital Archives

The Wisconsin Digital Archives is a growing collection of documents published by state government from 2001-current. These full-text documents provide a record of major state government programs and cover current, newsworthy topics about life in Wisconsin.

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Wisconsin Economic Outlook

Published quarterly from the late 1970s until 2015, then resumed in 2019, this report provides an overview on the state's current economic conditions and a forecast of critical economic metrics including employment, housing and personal income. 

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Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry

Find Wisconsin sex offenders by name or location. Also offers legal information and services for those affected by sex crimes.

Web Government Wisconsin

Wisconsin State Law Library

This resource offers Wisconsin legal forms, databases of state law and local ordinances, landlord/tenant resources, directories of legal assistance, directories of local legal authorities, and information on small claims court, divorce, child support, foreclosure, etc. 

Web Wisconsin Government Laws and Legal Issues

Wisconsin Statutes

The Wisconsin Statutes are a compilation of the general laws of the state of Wisconsin currently in effect that have been given statute section numbers by legislation or supreme court order. 

Web Wisconsin Government Laws and Legal Issues

Wisconsin Taxes: Request Forms

Call 608-266-1961 to request Wisconsin tax forms and publications to be sent to you by mail. Visit this webpage for more information.  

Web Taxes Government

Wisconsin Vote

During election seasons, Wisconsin Vote provides voters with information about candidates and races, election results, and election resources for educators. Wisconsin Vote is a service of PBS Wisconsin.

Web Elections and Voting Government For Educators


WisconsinEye is a non-profit, non-partisan public affairs cable network based in Madison, presenting an independent view of civics and public policy through unbiased politcal coverage. The network offers news stories, video interviews with local and state candidates and more.

Web Elections and Voting Government