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Atkinson Library
Atkinson Library - photo (c) Donald M. Murphy
1960 W. Atkinson Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53209  (414) 286-3000
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Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 12 to 8 p.m.
Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday, CLOSED
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 

Atkinson Library has laptop computers for public use in the library and a computer trainer assigned to provide customer Recovery.govassistance, thanks to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Award 55-42B10549.

Atkinson Library, located at 1960 W. Atkinson Ave., opened in January 1961 as the first in a 10-year program to provide large regional libraries spread throughout the City. The beauty of the building's unique architecture, highlighted by a beamed, cathedral vaulted ceiling, woodwork and modern stained glass windows, was enhanced by a renovation project in the spring of 1994.

Computer resources at the library include a computer lab which opened in 2001. The computers are all free to use, and have word processing software on them, access to library databases, and access to the Internet.

The library boasts two special collections. The Career and Job Information Center includes a wide variety of resources to assist in planning a job search or career change, as well as launching a new business venture. The African-American Collection includes both current and historical works of fiction and non-fiction which reflect African-American life and culture.

"Atkinson Library has a strong African-American collection, excellent career and small business materials, engaging programs for all ages and 26 computers with Internet access. The vaulted ceilings, many windows and woodwork make the library an inviting place to gather."
--Casey Lapworth
Library Branch Manager

 
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