Collections

Wauwatosa Public Library Collection

The Wauwatosa Public Library has a wide range of materials in various formats to serve patrons’ research, educational and recreational needs.

The present collection, which is searchable online, includes:

  • 177,701 books
  • 16,135 videos and DVDs
  • 17,598 audio CDs and
  • 202 periodical subscriptions.

The library also subscribes to nine online databases that assist patrons with business, personal finance, consumer and educational needs.

Audiobooks, Streaming Movies and More

The collection is greatly enhanced by the addition of several digital libraries, including Hoopla, OverDrive and Zinio, which allow patrons to download e-books, audiobooks and streamed movies, free of charge, to their computers and mobile devices.

Readers Delight

The Adult Library maintains a large collection bestselling popular fiction and a broad, extensive collection of nonfiction materials.  Special collections include the Wauwatosa Local History File, the Business Center and the Art Print Collection.

Just for Kids

The Children’s Library has award-winning and bestselling children’s books, reference materials, periodicals and media appropriate for babies through 8th graders.  The collection also has resource materials for parents, teachers and homeschoolers.