Public Library

The Mercer Public Library, as a member of the Northern Waters Library Service and the Wisconsin Public Library Consortium, offers all kinds of digital resources to our card holders.


Merlin Online Library Catalog logo

Merlin is the shared catalog of NWLS member libraries. Use your Merlin card number to access your account and place holds,  request items from other libraries, renew your items, or check the status your library record.

 OverDrive logo - download eBooks, audiobooks, music and videos All public libraries in Wisconsin offer FREE digital books and audiobooks through the Wisconsin Public Library Consortium. The WPLC Digital Library contains a large selection of books, audiobooks and music for your ebook reader, Kindle, tablet, or smart phone. Visit to browse the collection and get started today! 
 Badgerlink - Online auto reference, encyclopedias, magazine and journal reference,

BadgerLink is a statewide resource for Wisconsin residents and Wisconsin Library cardholders. Some of the many resources included FREE in BadgerLink include: 

  • Full-text access to thousands of newspapers, magazines, and journals
  • Encyclopaedia Britannica - Elementary, Middle School, High School, standard and mobile editions
  • Auto Repair Reference Center
  • Consumer Health Complete 
  • HeritageQuest Online
  • Teaching Books
  • Wisconsin Media Lab
  • NoveList and NoveList K-8
  • Science Reference Center
  • Student Research Center
  • Searchasaurus online search for kids
...and more! *Note that if BadgerLink does not automatically recognize your IP address as a Wisconsin location, you may be asked to log in with a library card number to access the resources here. 
 Ancestry Library Edition Ancestry Library Edition is an extensive library genealogy research tool. Ancestry can only be accessed from our library's public access computers.  

Learning Express Library is full of "Learning Centers" for learners of all ages - for school, at work, or in life. You'll find skill-building courses, eBooks, exercises, and practice tests for knowledge of all kinds. There are courses for elementary school, middle school, high school, college prep, GED prep, workplace skills improvement, occupation practice tests, U.S. Citizenship tests, skill building for adults, and popular software tutorials. 

Attention high school students! LearningExpress contains all kinds of information for Advance Placement (AP) prep, ACT prep, SAT prep, college admissions prep, and more. Best of all - it's all FREE with your library card. Check it out!

 Wiscat - Catalog of public and academic libraries in the state of Wisconsin Wiscat is the catalog for most public and academic libraries in the state of Wisconsin. Items found in the Wiscat catalog can be borrowed through inter-library loan by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling the library at (715)476-2366.
 WorldCat - online catalog for public and academic libraries world-wide WorldCat is a worldwide catalog of library collections that includes more than 67 million bibliographic records with items in many different formats. Patrons can access this database at any library or at home with a user-friendly search page.  

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Merlin Online Library Catalog logo
Merlin Online Catalog

Digital Books & Audiobooks

Badgerlink - Online auto reference, encyclopedias, magazine and journal reference,
Encyclopedias & Reference

Ancestry Library Edition 
 Ancestry Library Edition

Learning Express Library
Learning Express Library

Wiscat - Catalog of public and academic libraries in the state of Wisconsin
Statewide Library Catalog

WorldCat - online catalog for public and academic libraries world-wide
WorldCat worldwide library catalog


Library Hours

 Summer Library Hours

(Memorial Day - Labor Day)
Monday - Thursday 9-7
Friday 9-5
Saturday 9-12

Winter Library Hours
Mon, Wed, Fri 9-5
Tues, Thurs 9-6
Saturday 9-12