L. E. Phillips Memorial Public Library

The L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library offers public Internet computer stations and free WI-fi access; iPads to check out; activities for kids and teens; art exhibits; and books, movies and music for the entire family—at the library or downloadable from the library’s website at Located in downtown Eau Claire at the corner of Eau Claire and South Farwell Streets, it is the largest public library in west central Wisconsin.

The library is open Mondays through Thursdays 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Fridays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sundays during the school year, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

A Place for Kids and Teens - The public library in Eau Claire invites kids to enjoy the vibrant, family-friendly space that includes Discovery Stations with computer games, interactive toys and books for toddlers and preschoolers, craft activities and story times, and comfy lounge seating for moms and dads, grandmas and grandpas. Teens can relax with magazines and computers in the welcoming Young Adult lounge on the second floor.

Events for Everyone - The library sponsors and coordinates a broad spectrum of programs for all ages, including story times for kids and babies, special events for teens, concerts, author visits, poetry readings and speakers. Each year, thousands of library visitors view the library's art exhibits, which feature the work of local and regional artists, as well as many displays of interest to children and adults.

Get the Answer - Whether you’re doing homework or putting together a business plan, the library offers access to a broad selection of research tools. Consumer and legal research, genealogy, local history, health, government and grant information, phone numbers and addresses, learning a all starts here. Need help? Talk to a librarian in person, by phone, e-mail or text at 715.839.5004, or via the library's website at