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Residents' High Level of Satisfaction with Library Services

Homework help, career resources, printing, programming, and more available at the Wauwatosa Public Library
Post Date:02/28/2020 9:58 AM

library resourcesThe Wauwatosa Public Library has almost half of a million visitors per year, making it the number one visited suburban library.

In a recent resident survey, residents indicated high levels of satisfaction with library services, including:

  • Overall quality of the City library (91%)
  • Overall helpfulness of library staff (90%)
  • Overall quality of available materials (86%)

The library offers all of these services to patrons and the community, for both adults and children. Additionally, the Children’s Library provides story hours, classroom visits, and other special events for families.

Homework, Career, and Business Resources

The library offers expert help to students via live tutoring, a writing lab, a language lab, lessons through SkillSurfer, and a Send Question portal. Additionally, the library helps student study through their LEAP Learning Platform, FlashBulb, a way to create and share flashcards, tests and games, and eParachute, which helps students find majors and careers that match their skills and interests. The library also helps students to collaborate with their MEET virtual study room and Brainwave, a platform that allows students to create and share notes and ideas.

In addition, the library has many resources for Adult Learners. The Adult Learning Center offer a high school equivalency preparation program, a program to help prepare for the US Citizenship Test, Microsoft Office help, career resources, and writing experts that will help you craft a resume and cover letter.

A resource for both adults and students alike is Brainfuse. Brainfuse is an online resource that allows students to virtually connect with a tutor, create flashcards, and view test prep materials in an online classroom setting. Brainfuse is also great for adult learners and job seekers who wish to perfect their Microsoft Office skills, receive resume and cover letter feedback, and interview coaching.

You can also ask a reference desk librarian if you're curious about available resources. See library hours.

Printing at the Library

The library offers remote printing from mobile devices like laptops, tablets, and smart phones. Use the website printeron.net to utilize the service, and pick up your printouts upstairs in the adult library. The library also has a photocopier and a fax machine available for public use, at very low cost.

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