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Milwaukee Public Library

814 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53233-2309
+1 414-286-3000
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This is a library?!?!?

I could not believe how beautiful the entrance was! If you want to see some beautiful Italian style... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Rebecca B
via mobile
The best!

I use Zablocki Library at least once a week. I reserve movies and books online and have them... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2017
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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814 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53233-2309
+1 414-286-3000
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

I could not believe how beautiful the entrance was! If you want to see some beautiful Italian style architecture and mosaic floors, you must see this place!

Thank Rebecca B
Reviewed 1 July 2017

I use Zablocki Library at least once a week. I reserve movies and books online and have them delivered here. Huge selection and very convenient.

Thank NJCasey
Reviewed 31 March 2017

This building is fantastic! Just stroll through and be sure to go upstairs and down to see it all. Very nice helpful people work there also and there is a coffee shop/ book selling area with good muffins and various food stuffs. It is also...More

Thank Penguinlvr59
Reviewed 12 February 2017

This is a beautiful building everyone should visit and appreciate. The library carries books, art, information, research, computers, and nice people that will direct you and help you. It even has a drive through!

Thank traveler53092
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This library is one of the most beautiful I've visited. It's such a beautiful, historic building with an amazing mosaic floor in the entry.

Thank racornett
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I love the "downtown" (Central) library. The kids' section has grown and is lots of fun. It's a huge place with lots of reference items, meeting rooms, computers to use, etc. There's a coffee shop inside, too.

Thank Elysse C
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Love the Library for my little ones. It welcomes everyone with a light show and quotes. Made it easier to leave with the light show to distract the little ones that they were leaving. Inside was filled with incredible books and interactive spaces to live...More

Thank chispadedios77
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Very beautiful building. Only lowered rating because...well, it's a library and we like to sit down to read. There are literally no comfortable chairs in the library designed for leisure reading. Only hard wooden chairs for research-type reading.

Thank sjp246travel
Reviewed 8 August 2016

This place is huge and it looks like a new Millibar of Congress in the Milwaukee area. There are over 3 levels of books, and there are always up to date with new books. Popular books always leave the library for check-out. You can also...More

Thank Mega A
Reviewed 10 June 2016

Great architecture makes this a fabulous building. Go in and admire the rotunda! Tours are given on a regular basis.

Thank NJC53215
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