Five Things You May Not Know about MPL

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Think you know everything there is to know about the Milwaukee Public Library? Make sure you're taking advantage of these five MPL offerings.


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1. Regardless of your residency or card-holding status you can call MPL's Ready Reference service at 414-286-3011. This service is offered Monday-Tuesday from 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. and Wednesday-Saturday 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Librarians will answer non-research, factual questions that don't take more than 3-5 minutes to answer.

2. During the hours above you can also ask questions through instant message or text and an MPL librarian will answer them.

3. MPL has a number of digital collections and we're working on more. Collections include Milwaukee Historic Photos, Milwaukee Leaders, Remember When and more.

4. MPL is a Patent and Trademark Depository Library. This means we maintain a large collection of patent and trademark materials, including copies of patents granted all the way back to the 1800s. We also offer patent classes.

5. Using our CountyCat catalog you can access links and RSS feeds to new materials divided by subject, genre and format. You can always find the link to new materials on the CountyCat home page under the More Information heading. Click here to check it out.


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