About Us

The Evelyn Goldberg Briggs Memorial Library (EGBML) has provided quality materials and services that fulfill the educational, informational, cultural, and recreational needs of the Iron River area since 2001.  The EGBML is situated in the small town of Iron River, Wisconsin, where the year-round resident population is 761.  In addition to serving people in the immediate vicinity of the Town of Iron River, the EGBML also serves several smaller communities in the surrounding 950-square-mile area.  The Evelyn Goldberg Briggs Memorial Library serves children in three school districts, including Maple, South Shore, and Drummond. 


Fun Facts about Us:



We have:

15,164 books
139,063 e-books (electronic books)
1,426 audio materials
35,211 downloadable audio materials
3,660 DVDs and Blu-Ray discs
1,059 downloadable video materials
70 Subscriptions to popular magazines and newspapers
6 Patron computers (and free Wi-Fi access 24/7)


The number of circulation transactions at the EGBML has increased by 4,172% since opening in 2001!

The library includes a 305-square-foot children’s area furnished with thousands of books, DVDs, CDs, and Playaways, in addition to numerous puzzles and toys as well as a children’s computer and DVD Player.  

The number of total registered borrowers at the EGBML has increased by 567% since opening in 2001!

Your library is open 2,288 hours per year!

In 2015, the EGBML had 2,145 registered borrowers.  Are you one of them?  If not, check us out!

Library Hours

Monday: 10-7
Tuesday: 10-7
Wednesday: 10-5
Thursday: 10-5
Friday: 10-5
Saturday: 10-2
Sunday: Closed