Marathon County Public Library

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Resources: On-site

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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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... (read more) Newspapers and Magazines MCPL On-site Collection
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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... (read more) MCPL On-site Collection
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Research Assistance

Reference Desk: The reference desk staff at the library's Wausau Headquarters are ready to answer your research questions during our regular hours of operation. Phone / Email Assistance: If you can't make it to the library in person, call 715-261-7230... (read more) MCPL On-site For Teens For Adults Genealogy Service

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... (read more) MCPL On-site Genealogy Newspapers and Magazines Collection
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Computers / Wireless Internet (Wi-Fi)

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... (read more) MCPL On-site Computers and Technology Service
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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, resumes and online applications, plus books and pamphlets to help you get a job. MCPL On-site Job-Search
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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 Collection
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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 |... (read more) MCPL On-site Online Courses College Prep For Educators For Teens For Adults

Tax Forms

From approximately January through April every year, a selection of commonly used 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, we can help you print most tax forms and... (read more) 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. A handheld, portable scanner is available for 14-day checkout at MCPL Wausau... (read more) 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... (read more) MCPL On-site
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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.... (read more) MCPL On-site Computers and Technology
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Phyllis Donner Aquarium

The children's department at MCPL Wausau features a 650-gallon saltwater aquarium with a living coral reef and more than 30 species of tropical fish and other marine life. The tank was built by Acrylic Tank Manufacturing of Las Vegas and was funded by a donation from the estate of Phyllis Donner, a Wausau resident. MCPL On-site Animals and Pets Nature and the Environment For Children For Educators

Technology Assistance

Need help using your computer, tablet or smartphone? Library staff can provide one-on-one assistance in a variety of areas, including basic computer skills, saving and moving digital files, using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.), social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), using the library’s online resources and more.... (read more) MCPL On-site Computers and Technology Service
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U.S. Passports

U.S. passport application acceptance is offered at the library's Wausau Headquarters. Appointments are available every Thursday, 3:00pm to 7:30pm, and every other Saturday, 9:00am to 3:20pm. Walk-ins are invited every Thursday, 9:... (read more) MCPL On-site Service Government
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Meeting Rooms / Study Rooms

Meeting rooms: Meeting rooms may be used according to the library's meeting room policy. All rooms have wireless internet access, chairs and tables. Equipment requests must be made at the time of application and may include laptops, video projectors, TV / DVD sets, whiteboards or a podium. Other equipment... (read more) MCPL On-site Service
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Group Visits

We would love to show your group all the library has to offer! We regularly welcome groups of gradeschool and college students, community organizations, and others. To help us plan for your visit, please complete the form on this page in accordance with the following stipulations: Whether staff... (read more) MCPL On-site For Educators Service
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Homework Computers

Several computers in the TeenZone area at MCPL Wausau are reserved for teens only, and these may be used for homework. Also, all MCPL locations offer internet-connected computers, free wireless internet, and laptops available for... (read more) MCPL On-site For Teens
Early Literacy Center

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... (read more) MCPL For Children On-site Reading Advice

Electronic Devices

A variety of devices are available for checkout at MCPL locations, including e-readers, laptops, tablets and more. For information about our computer lab, visit our Computers webpage; for other equipment available at the library, visit On-Site Resources... (read more) MCPL On-site Computers and Technology E-books Service

Homebound Program

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... (read more) MCPL On-site Service Reading Advice Blindness and Low Vision
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Print, Scan, Copy, Fax

Lab Computers / Printing You may print from the computers the computer labs at any MCPL location. Black and white, one-sided copies are 10¢ per page. Color printing is not possible at this time. Printing from the library's wireless network is not possible. For more information, visit our ... (read more) MCPL On-site Computers and Technology Service

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The Marathon County Public Library is challenging parents to read more books with their children! The "1,000 Books Before Kindergarten" initiative is meant to introduce children to a wide range of literature, encourage families to spend quality time together and promote pre-literacy and learning so children enter school ready to read, listen and learn.... (read more) MCPL On-site For Children For Parents Reading Advice