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.

Special Collections

Bike lock and key

Need to secure your ride, but don't have a lock? MPL has bike locks available to checkout at the Main Service Desk.

Luigi birthday cake made with shaped cake pan from MPL collection

Looking to bake a unique cake for a special occasion? Take a look at our selection of specialty cake pans available for checkout.

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Happy Lamp

Light therapy is used to treat symptoms of seasonal depression, and may reverse symptoms of what we commonly refer to as the "Winter Blues". If you find that you're feeling lethargic or if cloudy days are affecting your mood, consider checking out a happy lamp.

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Ice Age Trail backpack and contents

Learn about Wisconsin's flora and fauna while hiking the Ice Age National Scenic Trail with these Explorer Backpacks courtesy of the Ice Age Trail Alliance.

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Human Body Science Kit

Borrow a kit and learn more about Bird Watching, the Human Body, Micro-Science, Space, and Weather—with the books and supplies for each subject contained within the respective kit.

Made possible by a generous grant from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

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Seed Library

Manitowoc Seed Library is a collection of open-pollinated and heirloom seeds that you can “check out” to plant and grow at home. Our seed collection depends on donations. You'll see different seeds available at different times, so check back frequently to see what's available.

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Youth Book Discussion kit in green tote bag on shelf

Thematic book kits designed for educators and group leaders to share and discuss with youth. Please note: you must see library staff to place holds on youth kits.

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