Our Services

Get a Library Card


 In order to get a Library card you will need to provide proof of residency.

Proof of residency can include:

  • Driver's License
  • Printed Bank Checks
  • Rental Agreement
  • Utility Bill
  • Property Tax Statement

Children under 18 will require a parent's signature.

$1.00 to replace a lost Library card.

Vacation Home:  You will need to provide a Property Tax Statement.

Local Employees:  Verification of employment in the Marion community.

Non-Resident Fees:$55.00 per year for Individual$125.00 per year for Family (Parents and children)

Checking Out Books



  1. New patrons may check out up to 3 books for the first three months.
  2. Established patrons may check out up to six books.
  3. Books/audio books are loaned for 3 weeks.
  4. New books are non-renewable.
  5. Books may be renewed by phone.
  6. Drop box is provided for after-hours.
  7. Fines accumulate at .15 cents per day per book.
  8. No Library materials or privileges until all overdue materials are returned and fine/costs are paid in full.



Marion Public Library has 6 computer stations available for public use.

Individuals using computers must have a valid ID, signed contract, and no outstanding fees.

Under 18 requires a parent signature.

A copy of the policies and rules of use are presented at the time of signup.

Limited computer help is available.  Individuals needing substantial help should bring someone with them.

Head phones are available.

Patrons and visitors can use library computers for 2 hours per day.

Computers automatically log off after 2 hours or 3 minutes of inactivity.

Computers shut down 20 minutes prior to closing.



.25 cents for black and white

.50 for color lettering

$1.00 for block color or color images


Other Services

  • MelCat (Book Lending Service)
  • Online Catalog
  • Downloadable Audio Books and Magazines
  • Kindles



  •  Copying: .25 cents per side for black and white, .50 cents for coloring lettering, and $1.00 for block color/color images.
  • Faxing  $2.00/first page, $1.00 for each page thereafter.

Community Meeting Room


  • No soliciting or collecting fees or donations of money or other property.
  • No promoting or selling of services, products, merchandise, materials or other items.
  • No distributing business cards, brochures, or other material promoting any business, product or service.

Meeting Room may be scheduled by calling the Library at 743-2421.