We are pleased to offer a PARTIAL REOPENING of the Library building, in addition to our curbside pickup service.

Available services:

Browse / check out library materials + register for library cards
Fax service, photocopier, shredder
Reference assistance
30-minute limit for all library visits, please
Curbside service will continue to be offered (see below for more information)

Services NOT AVAILABLE with partial reopening:
Public computer access 
Study rooms / Meeting rooms
FOCL store
Children’s in-person programming + toy area
Public seating areas will be closed
We will be limiting the number of visitors in the building

We regret any inconvenience

We plan to gradually reopen in phases, based on recommendations for all public libraries from the Wisconsin Department of Instruction. Please check our website for current services available.

Temporary Hours of Service:
Monday-Thursday 10:00 am—6:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am—5:00 pm
Saturday—Sunday 12:00 pm—4:00 pm



We are pleased to offer curbside pickup service in addition to our in-person services.

  • Call 414-769-2244, email cpl.reference@mcfls.org, or send in your request. Be sure to include your name, library card number, and contact information with your request.
  • We will retrieve requested materials from our shelves and call you to set up a contactless pickup appointment at our west side delivery entrance (next to the book drops).
  • Call us from your vehicle when you arrive at your appointed time (or use the intercom if you do not have a phone). We will place your materials on the table outside the door. Please stay back at least six feet, then retrieve them once the door has closed.
  • If another pickup is occurring when you arrive for your appointment, please wait in the parking lot until the area is clear.
  • You may check CountyCat to see what materials are currently available or make a general request for materials and let our librarians find items for you. We cannot request materials be transferred from other libraries at this time.
  • Our book drops are open. You may return materials from any library. All returned materials will be quarantined for at least 72 hours after they are returned, so they will remain on your account for 3-4 days after you return them.
  • Thank you for continuing to support your library! 
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More details will be forthcoming. 

Check out our online offerings for youth and teens! Virtual storytimes, music & movement, and book reviews are available on our youth programs web page. Simple culinary creations for teens are available on our teen web page. All videos are also posted on the CFL Facebook page.


Letter to Our Patrons Concerning COVID 19
Our Library’s Administration is in constant communication with the City of Cudahy and our Health Department regarding the coronavirus.  We are following their guidelines and recommendations so we can continue serving the public in the safest way possible. 

 The Library is addressing concerns by:
           Implementing additional cleaning and sanitizing measures in the building
           Providing hand gel sanitizers available for patrons and staff
           Requiring staff to follow proper hygiene etiquette
           Continuing to require staff to stay home if they are ill

The Library is Asking YOU for your help too!  Please be aware that even with cleaning we cannot guarantee a germ free environment, and you must decide what is best for you and your family regarding visits to the Library.  If you do decide to visit the Library during this health crisis, please read and follow the procedures on the postings Stop the Spread of Germs,

In addition to being a trusted source for factual information, our library also serves as a safe haven for many individuals and has been designated as a community command center for times of emergencies.  We will do our best to remain open during this health crisis but will also follow the advice of our City’s administration and Health Department. If we have to close the facility we will follow our Emergencies Policy with notification being sent out to the media, posted on our website and on our telephone message.

Thank You.
Cudahy Family Library Board
March 14, 2020

For more information:
City of Cudahy COVID-19 Update
City of Cudahy Health Department website
City of Cudahy Facebook site
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website
World Health Organization website


We are renovating our south entrance this spring and summer, thanks to the generosity of Michael and Lisa Cudahy. The area will be converted into a beautiful Irish cottage garden, complete with a statue of our city's founder, Patrick Cudahy, as a young boy sitting with his Grandpa Shaw. We are excited and grateful!  Follow the progress of the project by clicking here.

Now available: remote printing!
See our Digital Services page for more information.

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Fine Free @ Cudahy Family Library
In order to improve access to our library and encourage lifelong learning for children and young adults, Cudahy Family Library will no longer be assessing overdue fines on Cudahy Family Library Children's and Young Adult materials beginning February 14, 2020. 


Needles & More
A bring-your-own craft group that meets and crafts for fun and companionship. Open to all ages and skill levels!
Sundays, 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
March 1, 15, & 29, 2020; April 19, 2020; May 3, 17 & 31, 2020; June 14 & 28, 2020; July 12 & 26, 2020; August 9 & 23, 2020; September 6 & 20, 2020; October 4 & 18, 2020; November 1, 15 & 29, 2020; December 6 & 20, 2020
This program has been cancelled until the library reopens.

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Cudahy Family Library announces a partnership with Driving-Tests.org, a company dedicated to driver safety and education, to offer free Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) practice tests to library patrons. The new service includes free tests specifically based on the state’s DMV materials. It is the only site of its kind to include accessibility tools that let users hear selections read aloud, make them into MP3s, translate pages into other languages, magnify text, and mask portions of the screen for greater visibility on the practice tests.

Click here to get started:  


Historical Films Digitized

The Cudahy Family Library is digitizing our collection of historic films and videotapes.

South Entrance Renovation

Access to the south entrance will be restricted...

MCFLS Summary of Services

Check out these interesting FAQs about MCFLS, the Milwaukee County Federated Library System!