Our Uptown Library is open during the Streetscape Project construction!

Our available services at the 7th Ave location in Uptown Marion include holds pick-up, printing and browsing. Masks are encouraged for patrons not yet vaccinated.

Our Technology Station is located at the Marion Columbus Club, 5650 Kacena Avenue. Several computers are available for use with printing available. Our DOT KIOSK is located here.

Our Marion Annex location is now available for curbside holds pickup located at 4151 3rd Ave, Suite 103. When you arrive, please pull into one of our three spaces available, and call (319) 743-1981. A staff member will come out to hand you your holds. The Marion Annex location can be selected for curbside holds pickup through our website or Metro Library Network App available on Android and iPhone. Hours: Monday - Thursday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM; Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Sunday 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM.

MATERIAL RETURNS: Our 7th Ave dropbox is available inside and outside the Uptown Artway in the alley. 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

Aug 07
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
6th Ave Library Lobby
Adults Children Teens
Aug 09
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Marion City Hall
Aug 10
12:00 PM
Adults Children Teens
Aug 10
4:00 PM
Columbus Club
Adults Children Teens

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