Madison Public Library

201 West Mifflin Street

Mission Statement:
Madison Public Library promotes lifelong learning by creating welcoming spaces that offer collections and services to inform, inspire, enrich, and entertain.

Vision Stament:
Madison Public Library is a leader in building and sustaining a literate citizenry, transforming lives through knowledge and information and enhancing Madison's high quality of life.


Matt W

Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018
The hour can spend hours exploring all the wonderful elements of the Central Library. Whether you are eight or eighty-eight. The top floor features a gorgeous roof top garden, the Bubbler Room offers a variety of workshops and fascinating hand’s-on projects and the kids area has numerous comfy reading nooks. There is a Media Lab to explore digital media realms like 3D design and audio and graphic design. There are terrific meeting rooms for public events that offer unbeatable views of downtown Madison. And oh yes, everything is free 😊

Nate Smith

Friday, April 6, 2018
The building is beautiful and the children's area in the basement is fun, with numerous activities to enjoy. But the other levels seem to be the place where homeless people like to hang out. I smelled pot in the main entrance the last time I was there and there was a large group of homeless people congregating at the main entrance. There was also a homeless person taking up shop in one of the bathroom stalls.

John Hughes

Sunday, March 11, 2018
The downtown Madison Public Library recently underwent a 2 year renovation, and it shows really well. They have a great selection of books, compact disks and other sundry reading materials. My criticisms are that it is really noisy, especially the main floor, the computers only allow one 2 hours per day, one has to beg and beg to use the low vision keyboard and the printers only accept cash, not credit and debit cards. Other than that, it is a great place!

Boaz Frankel

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Beautiful, modern, airy library that makes for a perfect place to read or ponder or talk (in hushed tones) with friends. Also, there's a small art gallery on the 3rd floor currently showing a cool collection of photos.

Kile Goodman

Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018
Love the way it looked inside, open up my mind to had book that moved me topic an writers that have the best title ever I have heard,good notepad an long time guest pass to get business right,day work in with the madison library .

Recent News

Book Sale at the Madison Public Library

Book lovers and bargain hunters are in for a treat when the Friends of the Madison Public Library host their February Book Sale, Thursday February 11th from 9am to 9pm, Friday February 12th from 9am to 6pm and Saturday from 9am to 4:30pm at the Centr…

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