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Do you need to know George Washington’s birthdate? How Fred Astaire’s career got off the ground? Maybe you’ve been assigned to write a report on a prominent woman in a science or technology field and you’re not sure where to start. American National Biography can help.

Find it on the library’s webpage by clicking on the Research tab. Anyone can use it in the library, and city of La Crosse residents with a valid library card can access it from home or school, too.

Please join us for our annual signature Give-a-Gift fundraiser, Friday, November 11, 4-7 pm at Main, where you choose and purchase from pre-selected books to add to the library's collection. Bookplates are available to inscribe for placement in your purchased donations. Unable to join us? We will be happy to take your cash donation before or after the event, or new this year, you can make your donation online using your library card and a credit or debit card

We regret to announce that, effective October 1st, magazines will no longer be available in Wisconsin's Digital Library. 

In July, OverDrive terminated its partnership with Barnes and Noble, which provides NOOK Periodicals for Wisconsin's Digital Library.  The WPLC, the managing body for Wisconsin's Digital Library, is exploring other potential digital magazine products to replace this valuable statewide service to library users.  Please visit the library to read your favorite magazines in print.


Cosplay! Fandom! Superheroes! Star Wars! Comic books! Artists and vendors! Free all ages! Find it all at LC3--La Crosse Comic Con, September 16-18 at La Crosse Public Library, Main. Details on our Events Calendar

All three locations will be closed Saturday, September 3 through Monday, September 5, for the Labor Day Holiday. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, September 6.