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About Madison Public Library

Who we are, what we do, and why we do it.

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Madison Public Library's tradition of promoting education, literacy and community involvement has enriched the City of Madison for more than 140 years. Our nine locations throughout the City of Madison are open six days a week (with limited Sunday hours) and welcome nearly 2 million visits each year. 

In 2019 Madison Public Library:

  • Had nearly 3.5 million checkouts
  • Issued over 15,000 library cards 
  • Hosted 103 Book Festival author events
  • Hosted over 22,000 meeting room uses
  • Had nearly 230,000 WiFi uses
  • Purchased over 75,000 new items for the collection
  • Facilitated almost half a million digital checkouts

In the News

Stay up to date with recent features about the Madison Public Library.

Channel 3000 Feature

Madison Public Library, Forward Madison and The Flock surprise local 12-year-old author

Isthmus Feature

Booked for a Reading - Wisconsin Book Festival Finds Success with Virtual Events

Madison365 Feature

Stacey Abrams Comes to Madison - Virtually - for Wisconsin Book Festival Event

Wisconsin State Journal Feature

Staying in? Find a Good Book to Read

Book Riot Feature

Literary Tourism: Madison, Wisconsin

Isthmus Feature

Madison Public Libraries Computer Access

Press Releases

Community news, service updates, and more from the Madison Public Library.

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Media Team

Our Communications Team can help answer your questions, put you in touch with library leadership or staff responsible for specific programs, and help you develop library stories for your audience. Contact marketing@madisonpubliclibrary.org with any questions.

Tana Elias

Digital Services and Marketing Manager

Liz Boyd

Marketing Specialist

Jacob Ineichen

Digital Services Librarian

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