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Community Library Visitors: Home

This guide gives directions and information for members of the public who wish to visit the library in person.

Welcome to the Library

The Todd Wehr Library is open to members of the public who wish to visit.  See below for directions and information about library services and resources for the public.

Finding the Library

The Todd Wehr Library is located on the third floor of the Health Research Center (HRC on 87th Street) on the MCW campus.

The library is open to the public Monday-Friday from 9-5.

  • A visitor parking lot is located on 87th Street across from the HRC building. (Push the button on the black box at the parking lot entrance to tell security that you are a library visitor.)
  • Visitors must use the doors to the north (near door E1) and south (near door E3) of the main revolving doors (E2).


  • Use the intercom to contact the Public Safety Office, who will let you in.
  • Next, you will need to check in at the visitor management kiosk located at the Information desk. 
  • You can then proceed  to the library on the 3rd floor (H3400).


We are here to help you find reliable health information.  When you visit the library you can

  • View print books and journals.
  • Print and photocopy.  (Black and white printing is $0.15 per page, and color is $0.50)
  • Login as a guest to use a desktop computer.
  • Get help.  Librarians are available to answer questions and help you find information.

**If you want to check out books and are not affiliated with MCW and the use is not corporate or for profit, you can pay a $35 annual fee to check out limited materials.

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Finding Health Information

If you want to find information on a health topic, treatment, condition, or disease try these links below to get started.

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8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 955-8300

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