Milw. Public Library's East Library shut down due to frozen pipes

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Milwaukee Public Library on Tuesday, January 7th shut down its East Library temporary location due to mechanical issues related to the extreme cold.

The East Library was closed Tuesday because there is no running water due to frozen pipes at the location.

“Staying open during the frigid weather this week is our priority; however due to unexpected issues related to the cold, we are not able to open East Library today,” said Paula Kiely, Library Director. “We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our community and I assure you we are working on the issue and will reopen the library as soon as we can.”

Library users may visit Martin Luther King Library, 310 West Locust Street or Central Library, 814 West Wisconsin Avenue.  Complete information on MPL locations, hours and closings during winter weather can be found on