Our Uptown Library has re-opened for browsing!

Our available services at the 7th Ave location in Uptown Marion include browsing up to 30 minutes with no appointment necessary, holds pick-up and print pick-up. If you would like to book an appointment for your holds-pickup click here. With our limited space at 7th Ave, only four patrons will be allowed in the building.


  • Browse for up to 30 minutes
  • Ages 2+ are required to wear a mask
  • Up to 4 patrons browsing at a time

The Marion Public Library is excited to announce our partnership with CHOMP Delivery service. When your holds become available, you can order pickup through CHOMP and have your library materials delivered straight to your doorstep. This partnership will significantly reduce the close contact our staff encounters everyday while giving you the flexbility to have materials delivered to your home on your schedule. Download CHOMP on the App Store or Google Play to get started. A small fee will be charged for materials to be delivered.


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: Our 7th Ave dropbox is now available. 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.


Surprise Me! Bundles are a new service offered by the Marion Public Library to help get materials into your hands faster. They consist of 3 - 5 items for each category randomly chosen by staff. When requesting online, bundles are typically available the same day for pickup. There are also bundles immediately available for check out at our Uptown Library.

We would love to hear your feedback! Tell us what you think about Surprise Me! Bundles here.

Upcoming Events

May 18
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Marion City Hall, 1225 6th Ave
May 20
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Marion City Hall, 1225 6th Ave
May 28
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Snippets from the Stacks

Every book its reader, every reader its book. There are some on the list that you will likely love, and some that you may roll your eyes at, but these are the books that kept our staff learning and laughing last year. Without further ado, here are the Marion Public Library Staff Picks from 2020!
Posted: Friday, January 15, 2021 - 3:00pm
In collaboration with Marion Independent School District, the Marion Public Library is excited to provide student library cards to every student in the Marion Independent School District! Rather than a physical card, students will have a library account number that includes their student lunch... Read More
Posted: Wednesday, December 23, 2020 - 8:58am