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JANUARY 28, 2009
Attention "Library ELF" Users

If you have been using ELF ( to keep track of your Library items via email, please note that they are changing their terms of service. Part of this change includes a subscription fee for "premium" features that were formerly offered for free.

Click here to read the announcement on the ELF website.

It is important to note that ELF is a third-party service that is not in any way affiliated with or sponsored by the Marathon County Public Library (MCPL). You may elect to utilize ELF, but MCPL cannot provide technical support or be held responsible for any errors or inconveniences encountered while using this service.

MCPL does, however, offer "Pre-Overdue," "Overdue," and "Hold" notices via email. These notices are very similar to those offered under the free "basic subscription" from ELF, and may be considered a near-equal alternative.

To sign up for our Email Alerts, please contact us at the Information Desk by calling (715) 261-7240, or online via our Contact Us webpage at

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JANUARY 6, 2009
U.S. Passports

Apply for your U.S. Passport today.  This coming June 2009, the U.S. government is implementing the second phase of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative requiring all U.S. citizens entering  the United States by land or sea to have a passport book or passport card.  This means if you are planning to travel by land or sea to Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, or the Caribbean region on or after June 1st you will need a passport book or passport card. 

This is an addition to the current requirement that  all U.S. citizens traveling outside of the United States by air need to present a valid U.S passport book to enter or re-enter the United States.

The Marathon County Public Library is a Passport Acceptance Facility.  We will be happy to assist you with your passport application all hours that the Wausau location is open.  The Library is open evenings until 8:30pm, Monday--Thursday, Saturday (9-5) and Sunday (1-5).  For further information (and forms) please check our U.S. Passport  Application Acceptance  Service page or call 715-261-7230, email, or chat with any of the Passport Acceptance Agents at the library. 

Bon voyage!

Add a comment  (2 comments) posted by Sharyn Heili, Librarian

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