Marathon County Public Library

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ATTENTION: All MCPL locations will be closed Fri., 9/29, for staff development.

Resources: MCPL

On-site Resources

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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Book Discussion Kits

Start 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). For a larger selection, request kits from elsewhere in the state using... MCPL On-site Reading Advice
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Career Connection

On the second floor of the library's Wausau Headquarters, the Career Connection features dedicated computers for job searches and online applications, plus books and pamphlets to help you get a job. MCPL On-site Job-Search
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Computers / Wireless Internet (WiFi)

Public Computer Labs All MCPL locations offer public computer labs with Internet access and productivity software. Library card-holders may receive one hour of computer access per day – with additional time automatically granted in 30-minute increments (except during periods of high demand). Card-holders with $25 or more in fines... MCPL On-site Computers and Technology

Fax Machines

Fax services are available at MCPL Wausau and MCPL Rothschild. Sending a fax is $2 for the first page and $1 for each additional page. Receiving a fax is $1 per page. Incoming faxes are held for one week. Please have the sender include your contact information. Payment must be made before sending faxes. We... MCPL On-site

Federal Tax Forms

From January through April every year, a selection of the most commonly used federal tax forms and publications are available at all Marathon County Public Library locations. (Please note: Supplies are limited! Please call ahead to ensure we have the tax documents you need.) Otherwise, most forms and publications can be printed via the IRS website. Taxes Government MCPL Web On-site
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Image / Document Scanners

Scanners are available at all MCPL locations for the purpose of creating digital files from photos, documents and other media. To ensure scanner availability, please contact us before you arrive at the library. MCPL On-site Computers and Technology
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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. Magazine back... Newspapers and Magazines MCPL On-site

Microfilm Archives

Microfilm archives of Marathon County newspapers from the late 1800s onward (primarily the Wausau Daily Herald) are available at MCPL Wausau, plus digital microform viewers with options to scan or print articles. Additionally, MCPL Mosinee has micofilm of the Mosinee Times and a digital microform viewer. MCPL On-site Genealogy Newspapers and Magazines
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Personalized Reading Suggestions

Are you looking for books to add to the top of your must-read list? Let the staff at the Marathon County Public Library help! We are eager to use our expertise to find great reads just for you. Complete this form, and we'll send you three personalized reading recommendations within four... MCPL On-site Reading Advice

Photocopiers

Black and white copiers are available at all MCPL locations. One-sided letter or legal-sized copies are 10¢ each. Double-sided copies are 20¢ each. Oversized copies (11" x 17") are 20¢ for one-sided copies and 40¢ for double-sided copies. A color copier is at MCPL Wausau. One-sided color copies are 50¢ each.... MCPL On-site
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Proctoring

Take your proctored exam at the library! Proctoring services are available at all MCPL locations to persons engaged in distance and online courses. Please review the following information sheets: Proctoring at MCPL Wausau |... MCPL On-site Online Courses College Prep For Educators

Research Assistance

Reference Desk Our reference desk and branch staff are ready to answer your research questions during our regular hours of operation. If you can't make it to the library in person, you can call or email us. Appointments: For assistance with... MCPL On-site
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Wisconsin Collection

The Wisconsin Collection at MCPL Wausau includes nonfiction items related to Marathon County and Wisconsin. This includes nonfiction books, microfiche, family genealogies, maps and more. MCPL On-site Genealogy Wisconsin Local History Marathon County

Wisconsin Tax Forms

From January through April every year, a selection of the most commonly used Wisconsin state tax forms and publications are available at all MCPL locations. (Note: Supplies are limited! Call ahead to ensure we have the documents you need.) Otherwise, most forms and publications can be printed via the Wisconsin Dept. of Revenue... Government Taxes Wisconsin MCPL Web On-site

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.

ReferenceUSA

A phone and address directory. Find current business and residential phone numbers and addresses, as well as neighborhood information, business profiles and additional corporate information. Also includes databases of healthcare professionsals, jobs postings, consumer profiles and more. Please note: Use of this resource is limited to patrons of MCPL.... (read more) MCPL Phone and Address Small Business Online
TumbleBooks

TumbleBooks

An online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love. Includes a section with teacher resources. Please note: As of June 2015, a library card is required to access this resource from outside of the library. For Children E-books MCPL Online

Wausau Daily Herald Archive

This online archive contains the full-text article content of the Wausau Daily Herald from 1999 through yesterday. Excludes images and advertisements. The first few years of this index may not include all articles; if you can't find what you seek, you can search our microfilm archive. For exact duplicates of printed articles and other searches via... (read more) Genealogy MCPL Newspapers and Magazines Online
Value Line

Value Line

Provides regularly-updated investment research on stocks, mutual funds, options and convertibles. Rates most stocks and funds according to a proprietary formula and assigns a "Value Line" score. Please note: Use of this resource is limited to patrons of MCPL. It is not available to patrons of other V-Cat libraries. Finance and Investment MCPL Online

Mango Languages

Mango’s software teaches real conversations in over 70 languages with engaging grammar, culture, vocabulary, and pronunciation lessons. You’ll learn to speak new languages and meet new cultures through authentic experiences, like overhearing a conversation between native speakers, watching a suspense-ridden action flick or singing along with a romantic pop... (read more) Language Learning Online Courses MCPL Online
Marathon County Land Records

Marathon County Land Records

Geographic Information System (GIS) maps, including aerial photography, topography, land ownership and property line (plats), and tax/value information for properties throughout Marathon County. Government Marathon County MCPL Online
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Staff Reviews

Book reviews written by the staff of the Marathon County Public Library, featuring reviews of fiction and nonfiction for adults, children and teens! These book reviews also are published at Goodreads.com; follow us for the latest updates. Reading Advice MCPL Online
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The Teen Review

Book reviews written by Marathon County teens! Also includes reviews for games, movies, graphic novels, and magazines. Feel free to add comments and contribute your own reviews! For Teens MCPL Reading Advice Online
Central Wisconsin Digitization Project

Central Wisconsin Digitization Project

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. History Wisconsin Marathon County MCPL Online
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Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps of Wisconsin Communities

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. Physical maps are held at MCPL Wausau, but online versions are accessible... (read more) Local History History Marathon County Wisconsin MCPL Online
History of Marathon County, Wisconsin and representative citizens

History of Marathon County, Wisconsin and representative citizens

Written by Louis Marchetti and published in 1913, this is an often-cited work used for researching the early days of Marathon County. Genealogy Local History History Marathon County MCPL Online
Marathon County Local History

Marathon County Local History

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. History Local History Marathon County MCPL Online

Wisconsin Talking Book & Braille Library

As part of a national network cooperating with the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), the Wisconsin Talking Book and Braille Library (WTBBL) provides brailled materials, audio books and audio-described DVDs to persons, living in Wisconsin, who cannot see regular print or handle print materials. WTTBL patrons... (read more) Audiobooks Blindness and Low-Vision MCPL Online
Wisconsin Media Lab

Wisconsin Media Lab

Collections of high-quality digital media for Wisconsin's K-12 students and teachers. Includes video, sound and image collections organized by subject area. (Includes ECB VideoLink.) BadgerLink MCPL Online

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.)   Online MCPL Government Marathon County

Marathon County Uniform Addressing

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. MCPL Online Marathon County