The East Branch Library, a publicly funded and managed library and an affiliate library of the Madison Public Library (MPL), serves almost 600,000 residents in Milwaukee, a city in Wisconsin on Lake Michigan's western shore. Founded in 1909, it is considered the most popular branch, situated inside the church’s former reading room. In 2014, the 16,000 square foot East Branch, 99 apartments with underground parking, visitor surface parking, and a storefront next to the library are all located in the new five-story East Library building. All ages have access to library resources, services, and programs at the East Branch Library. Public use of a common area and study rooms is permitted with reservations. There is curbside service offered. Additionally, East Branch is only one of the 12 branches, plus the central library – MPL, plus the Dream Bus, with a total aggregated visits of more than 2.1 million and more than 163,000 registered borrowers, while the overall collection and services of MPL maintain almost 800,000 volumes and circulate almost four million items per year.

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Physical Address:
2320 North Cramer Street
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53211


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