Marathon County Public Library

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On-site Services

The following are on-site services provided by the library at its locations throughout Marathon County. Please note: Some services are offered at select locations only and are described accordingly.

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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 MCPL On-site Government
Wausau Community Room

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 may be obtained upon request. All requests are... (read more) MCPL On-site
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LENA Start Marathon County

The first three years of a child's life are vital to brain development. Children from birth onward learn through talking, singing, reading and playing. During these interactions, children learn how the world works, acquire vocabulary, stimulate different parts of their brain, as well as many other benefits. While this may seem easy enough, some caregivers... (read more) MCPL On-site For Children For Parents

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
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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 assistance is needed, any group of 10 or more... (read more) MCPL On-site For Educators
computer lab

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 $25 or more in fines will be... (read more) MCPL On-site Computers and Technology
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Technology Assistance

Need help using your computer, tablet, smartphone or e-reader? 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. Appointments are... (read more) MCPL On-site Computers and Technology E-books
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Print, Scan, Copy, Fax

  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. Double-sided or... (read more) MCPL On-site Computers and Technology

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 required. Once enrolled, library... (read more) MCPL On-site Reading Advice Blindness and Low Vision

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. E-Readers Kindle Fire HD-7; Kindle Fire HD-8 Read preloaded e-books, use... (read more) MCPL On-site Computers and Technology E-books
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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 or contact us online for research assistance. Appointments: For assistance with technology or more in... (read more) MCPL On-site For Teens For Adults Genealogy
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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. Inhabitants of the... (read more) MCPL On-site Animals and Pets Nature and the Environment For Children For Educators
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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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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. Double-sided or oversized color copies... (read more) MCPL On-site Computers and Technology
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 and ... (read more) MCPL For Children On-site Reading Advice
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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 | Proctoring at MCPL branches. For further details, please contact us. MCPL On-site College Prep For Educators For Teens For Adults Online Courses
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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; you may check the scanner's availability and request it... (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 cannot send or receive international faxes. MCPL On-site
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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 checkout (with parental permission). MCPL On-site For Teens