App Update

As of July 15, the LPL app is being retired and will no longer work; however, a NEW and improved app is coming September 18!  

Who We Are

Mission & Vision

Our Mission

Discover, create, connect.


Our Vision

The La Crosse Public Library is the hub of our community, inspiring inclusion, learning, and connection.

Library History

Established in 1888, the La Crosse Public Library (LPL) serves the citizens of the entire Coulee Region, through consortial agreement, and is the resource library for the Winding Rivers Library System. La Crosse Public Library, with its flagship facility on Main Street as well as North Branch Library, provides a full range of library services and programs.

Read more Library History from our Archives.

Equity Diversity and Inclusion at the Library

Land Recognition Statement

Statement on Racial and Social Equity


Our Collaborations and Partners

The library partners with local schools, community organizations, and institutions to better serve our entire community.  Below is an inexhaustive list of those we work with throughout the year to provide better resources, services, and programs to our diverse community.

Would you like to partner with us?  Reach out to our Deputy Director, Dawn Wacek for more information.

Our internal team

Staff from several departments participate in monthly meetings dedicated to improving services using an equity lens.  Additionally, your library participates in the City of La Crosse Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion team. 

Check out our library team's newsletters for more information.




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