Public Library

The Mercer Public Library offers a large selection of fiction and non-fiction books for adults, teens, and children. Our videotapes and DVDs feature popular new titles, non-fiction titles, and classics. Our Wisconsin section contains books with local and regional interest, including information on the natural resources in our area and history resources for Mercer and Iron County.

We subscribe to the Ironwood Daily GlobeLakeland TimesIron County Miner, Price County Review, USA Today, and Green Bay Press Gazette, and all newspapers are available for in-library use. We also offer about 40 popular magazine titles. Current issues of magazines are for in-library use, and back issues may be checked out.

The Mercer Library also offers books on tape and CD, music CDs, children's book and tape sets, children's toys and puzzles for in-library use, and much more.

If you are in need of an item not owned by the Mercer Public Library, you can use the Merlin Library Catalog to easily request or reserve items from other libraries. 

If you still can't find what you need, you can search the Wiscat state library catalog, or visit Badgerlink for a link to the WorldCat world-wide library catalog. Don't hesitate to ask a librarian for assistance in ordering items from other libraries using inter-library loan.

The internet is full of fascinating stuff. Here are some of the Mercer Library staff favorites for research and for fun. Warning: These links will take you away from the Mercer Public Library website and out into the 'wild, wild, web.' Proceed with caution. :) 

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The following is a selection of resources about the Mercer area, including state and local government, schools, attractions, maps, and more. 

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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.

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There's no question that genealogy research has been greatly improved by the advent of online databases and resources for family history researchers. The following is a list of sites provided by your library as well as some excellent sources freely available on the web.

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Although the world wide web can be a good source for finding health information, you must be careful to evaluate the resources you find. It is all too easy to find poorly-researched, inaccurate and just plain misleading medical information on the internet.

The following resources have been selected by reference librarians at the Northern Waters Library Service, and are known to be good sources for anyone researching medical information.

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These 5 images are from a 1908 Plat book of the northern Wisconsin region, including Mercer and the surrounding area.

1908 map of Town 43 North, Range 4 east

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Job Seeker is a collection of free resources, recommended by Wisconsin public libraries, to help build skills and find jobs. The site includes information about available jobs, including job posting websites, government job sites and local job seeker services. It also includes information on job hunting, writing cover letters, interviewing, writing resumes, and training programs. Check it out!

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Digital Books & Audiobooks

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

Gale Courses
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