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Library Hours & Locations

Located at 75 7th Street and stops throughout the community.
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The Library’s Address

 

Racine Public Library
75 Seventh Street
Racine, WI 53403
(262) 636-9217

Parking

 

Parking closest to the library (along Lake Avenue and in the lake-side parking lots) is metered, so please bring coins or download Racine’s parking app to your smartphone in preparation for your visit. You can pay in your preferred increment along Lake Avenue and at the lot closest to the library. The second nearest parking lot to the library costs $2 a day, cash or card.

 

Please stop into the library’s business office if you will need a visitor parking pass for your stay. If you’re up for a walk, parking along Lake Avenue is free once you get to the intersection of Lake and 9th. And keep an eye out for free parking days during events like our VITA tax prep sessions.

 

Temporary change: Parking in the lower parking lot on Sixth Street and Library Drive (the one closer to the splash pad) is free until the broken payment machine is replaced. A replacement is anticipated in January.

 

Bus Routes

 

Route 2 stops at State Street and Main Street on weekdays, a handful of blocks up the road from the library.

  • Monday through Friday, the earliest stop here is 5:44 a.m., and the latest stop is 6:14 p.m.

Route 3 stops downtown by the intersection of Sixth Street and Lake Avenue every day of the week, a few blocks up the road from the library.

  • Monday through Friday, the earliest stop here is 5:30 a.m., and the latest stop is 10:14 p.m.
  • On Saturday, the earliest stop here is 6 a.m., and the latest stop is 6:14 p.m.
  • On Sunday*, the earliest stop here is 10:10 a.m., and the latest stop is 6:14 p.m.

Route 7 stops along Monument Square every day of the week, just up the road from the library.

  • Monday through Friday, the earliest stop here is 5:45 a.m., and the latest stop is 9:13 p.m.
  • On Saturday, the earliest stop here is 5:50 a.m., and the latest stop is 6:13 p.m.
  • On Sunday*, the earliest stop here is 10:13 a.m., and the latest stop is 6:13 p.m.

Need help covering bus fare? Our social worker carries free bus passes.

* While we’re closed on Sundays, our outdoor book drops are always available.

Library GO! — Bookmobile Stops

Library Hours

Monday – Thursday:
9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

 

Friday – Saturday:
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Library Closures

The Racine Public Library and Bookmobile will be closed on the following days.

 

Remaining 2023 Library Closings

  • Staff Training
    Friday, May 12, 2023
  • Memorial Day
    Monday, May 29, 2023
  • Independence Day
    Tuesday, July 4, 2023
  • Labor Day
    Monday, Sept. 4, 2023
  • Staff Training
    Friday, Oct. 20, 2023
  • Thanksgiving
    Thursday, Nov. 23, 2023
  • Christmas
    Monday, Dec. 25 and Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2023
  • New Year’s Eve
    Monday, Jan. 1, 2024

Annual Library Closings

  • New Year’s Eve and Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve and Day

The Bookmobile stops at the locations below while school is in session, from Sept. 6, 2022 to June 5, 2023. The Bookmobile is closed on all library holidays.

 

Visual Schedule of Bookmobile Stops

 

Monday. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. 2211 S. Green Bay Rd Kmart Parking Lot. 1-2 p.m. 1220 Mound Avenue 21st Preparatory School. 2:30-4:30 p.m. 4 Mile Rd & Douglas Ave. Green Tree Shopping Center (North End) 5:30-7:45 p.m. 3701 Durand Ave, Elmwood Plaza. Tuesday. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. N. Wisconsin St & Kewaunee St, St. John's and St. Joseph's Schools. 1-2 p.m. Hwy 31 & Hwy 20, Kohl's parking lot. 2:30-4:30 p.m. Mt. Pleasant Ave between 93rd & 95th, South Park, Sturtevant. 5:30-7:45 p.m. 7130 Spring St. Roma Lodge Parking Lot. Wednesday. 10;30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. 2701 17th St, Knapp School. 12:30-1:30 p.m. 3101 Drexel Ave. St. Lucy's School. 2-3 p.m. 6150 Taylor Ave Mt. Pleasant Renaissance School. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Chicago St & Dombrowski Blvd Community Christian Church. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Virginia St & Kinzie Ave, Racine Christian School. 6:45-7:45 p.m. Hwy 20 & S. Emmertsen Rd, Western Village Shopping Center. Thursday. 1-7 p.m. N. End of parking lot on 3 Mile Rd & Erie Piggly Wiggly. Friday. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Hwy 31 & Spring St, Pick 'N Save. Saturday. 9-11 a.m. Wright & Perry, South Side of Wright Ave, East of Perry. 12-1:30 p.m. County Road K, Franksville US Bank. Library Hours: Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday & Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 75 7th Street, Racine WI. RacineLibrary.info. 262 636 9217. Bookmobile: 262 939 2264.

 

 

Map of Bookmobile Stops

 

 

 

 

 

Written Schedule of Bookmobile Stops

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

  • 9-11 a.m.
    Wright Avenue & Perry Avenue
    South of Wright Avenue and east of Perry Avenue
  • Noon-1:30 p.m.
    The old US Bank on Northwestern Avenue (Highway / County Road K) in Franksville

Sunday

  • No stops — Bookmobile is closed.
 

The Bookmobile stops at the locations below while school is out, from June 6, 2022 through Sept. 3, 2022. It starts again June 6, 2023.

 

 

 

Return Dropboxes

 

You can return books at the library building, at the Bookmobile or at any of the dropboxes listed below.

 

Library GO! – Techmobile Stops

Check back later as we plan more stops for our Techmobile.

Want the Techmobile to visit your location or event? Send us the details here.

Library GO! – Home Delivery

 

Having trouble getting to the library? Call today, and sign up to have items delivered right to your door!

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