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.
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.
Access Marathon County's geographic information system (GIS) to view a wide array of information about county properties, including aerial photographs, topography, soil types, natural features and shoreland, land ownership information, property lines and descriptions (similar to what you'll find in plat books), school and voting district... (read more)
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... (read more)
Produced for over a century, more than 660,000 Sanborn maps chart the growth and development of more than 12,000 American towns and cities. Sanborn maps are large-scale plans of a city or town, drawn at a scale of 50 feet to an inch. They were created to assist fire insurance companies as they assessed the risk associated with insuring a particular property... (read more)
In February 2016, the Marathon County Board adopted policy to implement a uniform addressing system. What this means is that instead of the current ten address grids, there will be a uniform grid. Uniform addressing will enable public agencies, especially emergency services, to provide the right service to the right place at the right time. Visit www.... (read more)
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.)
An online archive of the rich local history of the towns, villages, and cities in Marathon County, including centennial histories written by local residents, with many illustrations documenting family life and economic development in central Wisconsin.
Meticulously detailed, color-keyed street maps created for all sizes of cities and villages, Sanborn Maps helped insurance agents in the late 19th and early 20th centuries determine the degree of fire hazard associated with a particular property. Most maps date between 1883 and 1930. Please note: As of 2019, MCPL subscribes to Digital Sanborn... (read more)
Digitized original sources and historical artifacts published online by a consortium of Wisconsin libraries, historical societies, genealogical societies and museums committed to preserving the history of Marathon County and Lincoln County.
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.
QuickFacts provides statistics for all states and counties, and for cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more.
The Humane Society of Marathon County provides information regarding lost pets, as well as adoption services, volunteer opportunities and donations.
(MCDEVCO) Provides business leaders, site selectors, employees and residents with key initiatives and resources that help them establish businesses, identify financing, receive training, capitalize on Marathon County’s resources, and establish business partnerships.
A group of professional and amateur genealogists who regularly meet to share research strategies, discuss local history, plan research projects, and assist others in their research.
The purpose of the Marathon County Historical Society is to collect, preserve and exhibit materials relating to the history of Marathon County. The museum library collects and catalogs printed materials and documents to aid the public in historical and genealogical research. Members of the museum staff initiate and carry out general research projects, site...
The LIFE report provides a wide spectrum of information and data depicting the quality of life in Wausau and Marathon County. Its purpose is to provide a reference for the community to evaluate strengths and weaknesses and identify priority issues. The report, which is published every two years, serves as a tracking vehicle to show how the...
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.)
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.
Dial 211 or use this website for help finding community services such as financial assistance, counseling, services for youth or elderly, volunteer opportunities, and much more.
The Wausau Municipal Code is provided as a convenience to citizens and the legal community. The ordinances reproduced on this website are derived from the updated computer files used to produce the official Wausau Municipal Code. Changes to the code are enacted on a continuous basis by the Wausau Common Council and will be posted to this...