New Donate - Our Next Chapter


Following the destruction of our building from the Derecho, the Marion Public Library has two new service locations!

We are excited to welcome the community back while continuing to focus on the safety of our patrons and staff. Per CDC guidelines for COVID-19, all people over the age of 2 will be required to wear a mask while in our buildings. Hand sanitation is also required upon entry. Additionally, if you or a member of your household are feeling ill or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the last 2 weeks, please stay home and contact us by phone or email for library assistance.

Our Uptown Branch is located at 1064 7th Ave in Uptown Marion. We are open for limited services including public browsingholds pick-up and computer use. In regards to our 7th Avenue location, only four patrons will be allowed in the building at the same time. This strict policy follows the COVID-19 CDC Guidelines.

Although not neccessary, you can still call 319-377-3412 before coming for holds pick-upPrinting, copying and faxing are available now.
Our temporary Technology Station is located at the Marion Columbus Club, 5650 Kacena Avenue. Several computers are available for use with printing available. Staff are onsite for assistance with basic computer navigation and questions regarding applications for FEMA. Also, our DOT KIOSK is located here. No appointments needed.
MATERIAL RETURNS: We have 24 hour drop boxes outside our Uptown Branch! You may also return your Marion Library materials to any of the other Metro Libraries or to any of the Hy-Vee grocery stores in the Metro area.


Upcoming Events

Oct 27
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Lowe Park Amphitheater
Adults Children Teens
Oct 28
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Oct 29
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Snippets from the Stacks

As written in our June 19th “Statement on Racial Injustice,” the Marion Public Library is committed to improving for our staff, patrons, and community every day. This commitment to action is built into our core Mission, Vision, Values, and Strategic Initiatives.   Please click the image below or... Read More
Posted: Saturday, August 1, 2020 - 10:30am
Like many of you in our community, our hearts are breaking because of the recent killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor. We have struggled with finding and articulating the right words to explain our sorrow, rage, grief, and compassion. One of our roles as a public library is... Read More
Posted: Friday, June 19, 2020 - 5:07pm