La Crosse Public Library

800 Main Street
La Crosse, WI 54601

(608) 789-7100

Established in 1888, the La Crosse Public Library (LPL) serves the citizens of the entire Coulee Region, through consortial agreement, and is the resource library for the Winding Rivers Library System. La Crosse Public Library, with its flagship facility on Main Street, and two community libraries, provides a full range of library services and programs.

The Main Street location is open 65 hours a week. On the first floor, you’ll find popular materials, including DVDs, audiobooks, and magazines, an engaging children’s room, a dedicated teen area, and room to spend an afternoon absorbed in a book or updating your resume. The second floor is home to the nonfiction collection, public computer access, a fully-staffed reference desk, and an award-winning Archives Department.

Our Community Libraries, North and South, provide popular materials, expert reader’s advisory, programs, and computer access.

Monday – Thursday: 9 am – 9 pm

Friday – Saturday: 9 am – 5 pm

Sunday: 1 pm – 5 pm


(Image #4 credit is courtesy of David J Marcou.)

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