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Request an Interlibrary Loan to find that out-of-print or specialty book you need.
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The Friends of the Marion Public Library promotes the use of MPL and provides assistance and support for a variety of programs and services.
MPL has a staff of both full and part-time employees who strive to provide the best possible library service.
The MPL Board of Trustees meets on the second Monday of each month at 5 p.m. Meetings are always open to the public.
The Marion Public Library Foundation provides long-term financial support to enhance the services and collections of the library.
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The Marion Public Library welcomes suggestions from library users. While we may not be able to acquire every title that is suggested, your recommendation will receive serious consideration. Alternatively, if an item you are looking for is not available at any library in the Metro Network (Cedar Rapids, Hiawatha or Marion), we may be able to get it from another library through Interlibrary Loan.
To make a request, please click here to complete the purchase suggestion form.
If an item you are seeking is not available at any library in the Metro Network (Cedar Rapids, Hiawatha, or Marion), we can often get it from another library through Interlibrary Loan.
How to request a book from another library outside the Metro Library Network:
Also be aware that when you search for an item the library does not own, you will see the message “No matches were found in the Metro Library Network”. Click there to search and request an interlibrary loan (fees may apply). If you need further assistance, please call the library at 319-377-3412, use the chat feature or reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Marion Public Library charges $5.00 for each interlibrary loan received from an out-of-state library. The same fees apply per article for journal photocopies; we no longer borrow microfilm or microfiche, as we do not have a reader. The lending library may charge an additional $20.00 – $25.00 dollars.
Guidelines for Interlibrary Loan
The Marion Public Library has a staff of full and part-time employees who strive to provide the best possible library service.
Bill Carroll – Library Director
James Teahen – Deputy Director
Kimberly Cowger – Administrative Assistant
Sue Gerth – Readers Advisory and Collections Manager
Amy Geiger – Foundation Director
Kylee Pusteoska – Programming Manager
Ashley Osborn – Marketing & Special Events Manager
Bob Reynolds – Patron Services Manager
Our Library Board of Trustees meets on the second Monday of each month at 5 p.m. Meetings are always open to the public.
Agendas, packet, minutes, video, and Zoom access information can all be found at this link.
Sally Reck – President (2024)
Susan Kling – Vice President (2026)
Okpara Rice – Secretary (2025)
Kim Rose – Treasurer (2025)
Eileen Robinson (2024)
Seth Moomey (2025)
Cara Briggs Farmer (2026)
Sandy Rosenberger (2026)
Jack Zumwalt (2025)
Chelsea Nunn – (2024)
Ross McIntyre – (2024)
Nancy A. Miller – (ex-officio)
The Marion Public Library Foundation was established to provide long-term financial support to enhance the services and collections of the library. Gifts to the Foundation’s permanent endowment increase the amount of income available for future library projects.
Click here to donate to the Marion Public Library Foundation.
Mark Ahlers – Chair
Leah Rodenberg – Vice Chair
Kaylin Emery – Treasurer
For more information about the Foundation, call the library at (319) 377-3412. All contributions to the Foundation are tax deductible to the full extent of the law under 501(C)3 status.