Library Closed on Sundays Memorial Day through Labor Day

Library summer hours are in effect. MPL will be closed every Sunday through Labor Day. All other hours remain the same.

Meeting & Study Rooms

Manitowoc Public Library welcomes use of its meeting rooms by persons or organizations for informational, educational, recreational, cultural, and civic meetings. When they are not needed for programs sponsored by the Library, meeting rooms will be available for use by other groups, subject to policies established by the Library Board (see Meeting Room Policy).

Meeting rooms vary in size, capacity, and amenities.  They may be used free of charge for programs sponsored by governmental agencies, non-profit educational and cultural organizations, and community service agencies. Use of meeting rooms for social gatherings (parties, showers, etc.) and for-profit entities will be charged a fee.  Rooms may only be booked 90 days in advance.

Meeting Room Fee Structure for Social Gatherings and For-Profit Entities

Room 1-4 Hours          5-8 Hours          9+ Hours         
Board Room $30 $60 $100
Franklin Street Room          $30 $60 $100
Balkansky A $40 $80 $120
Balkansky BC $40 $80 $120
Balkansky ABC $80 $160 $200

Library for After-Hours Event: Contact Executive Director at

Fee Structure Approved by Library Board 4/22/2024

Study Rooms

Manitowoc Public Library provides four private study rooms available to reserve, free of charge. Three of the study rooms can accommodate up to two people, and one study room can accommodate up to four people.

Rooms can only be booked 30 days in advance.  All reservations conclude 15 minutes prior to the Library closing.