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A Wealth of Knowledge and Fun

Your library card gets you access to a number of valuable online resources, archives and databases while at The Marion Public Library.

Auto Repair Source

Auto Repair Source ™

Contains information on most major domestic and imported vehicles, with repair information for vintage makes starting as far back as 1954. The Patron ID is your library card number.

Biography Reference Center

Biography Reference Center

Biographical information on actors, athletes, inventors, musicians, politicians, scientists, and more. The Patron ID is your library card number.

BookPage

Book Page

Where readers discover their next great book. No login required.

Brainfuse

Brainfuse

Brainfuse provides online academic support to hundreds of libraries throughout the nation. From academic tutoring to career coaching, we offer innovative services designed to meet your patron’s needs.

Cloud Library

CloudLibrary

eBooks for your computer and e-reader that sync among your devices. Log in with your library card number and PIN. For help getting started, download instruction sheets here.

Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health Complete

Resource for consumer health to support the relationship that exists between patient and physician. Use your library card number to login.

Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports

Search for current reviews on consumer goods like refrigerators, computers, and vehicles. The Patron ID is your library card number.

Digital Archives for Cedar Rapids

Digital Archives for Cedar Rapids

Searchable archive of historical Cedar Rapids newspapers, other local resources, and historical books. Not currently available on iOS mobile devices. No login required.

Digital Archives for Marion

Digital Archives for Marion

Searchable archive of Marion directories, historical newspapers, and other local historical resources and book. Not currently available on iOS mobile devices. No login required.

Driving-Tests.org

Driving-Tests.org

Need to brush up on your driving skills or study for your permit? Try these online practice tests. No login required.

EBSCO Host

EBSCO Host

Full-text magazine and newspaper articles. The Patron ID is your library card number.

Explora for Students

Explora for Students

Magazine, reference, and newspaper research for grades 6-12. The Patron ID is your library card number.

Explora Primary Schools

Explora Primary

Find topical news and magazine articles especially for kids. The Patron ID is your library card number.

Fold3

Fold3 – Home Edition

Discover your family’s military past! Visit the Fold3 Library Guide for instructional webinars, Fold3’s YouTube play list, and more! Use your library card number for access from home.

Fold3

Fold3 – Library Edition

Discover your family’s military past! Visit the Fold3 Library Guide for instructional webinars, Fold3’s YouTube play list, and more! No library card needed within library.

Foundation Directory Online

Foundation Directory

A research tool that helps locate the grantmakers most likely to fund a project. Includes grant-maker profiles that provide an overview of the funders’ work, along with all of the details needed to find and approach grant prospects.

Freegal

Freegal Downloadable Music

Access to about three million songs that can be downloaded and kept. Limit of five downloads per week. Log in with your library card number and PIN.

Heritage Quest

HeritageQuest Online

Find ancestors in the complete U.S. Federal Census from 1790-1930. The Barcode is your library card number.

Hoopla

Hoopla

HooplaDigital provides fun, fast and reliable access to movies, music albums, eBooks, audiobooks, TV shows, and comics & graphic novels. Content is available in one all-inclusive mobile app or website. The platform is simple, intuitive and free. Select the Marion Library when you create your account, and use your library card number to sign in. (At this time, service is restricted to residents of Marion and our contracting communities: Alburnett, Robins, and rural Linn County.)

Iowa DOT

Iowa DOT

Access Manuals and Practice Tests from the Iowa DOT here.

Kanopy

Kanopy

Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video service that provides access to a large collection of films. Set up an account with email and password before using library card to login.

Kanopy Kids

Kanopy Kids

Kanopy Kids highlights films and TV series that inspire and inform, helping children develop empathy, mindfulness, and self-esteem through entertaining and educational videos. Kanopy Kids categories include TV Series, Learning Languages, Animated Storybooks, Anime Favorites, Classic Films, and Movies for the Whole Family.

Lawchek for Libraries

Lawchek for Libraries

Legal forms to use in Iowa and other states. Offers simple answers to everyday legal questions. No login required.

Libby

Libby Audiobooks and Magazines

Check out and download magazines and digital audiobooks to your computer, portable media player, or mobile device. Full digital copies of your favorite magazines accessible on your computer or mobile device. Create an account with your library card number.  

Linn County Obituary Index

Linn County Obituary Index

This database covers years between 1930-1980s. The obituaries represented are located at the Linn County Genealogical Society Library. No login required.

Literary Reference Center

Literary Reference Center

A full-text database with a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works. The Patron ID is your library card number.

Lynda.com

Lynda.com

Learn the skills you need to achieve your full potential! Lynda.com helps anyone learn business, software, technology, and creative skills. Courses taught by recognized industry experts. Log in with your library card number and PIN. Library ID is METROLIBRARYNETWORK

Marion Derecho Digital Archive

A project meant to preserve the stories of those affected by the derecho in Marion, while providing an outlet for community healing.

Novelist

Novelist

Your guide to fiction and popular non-fiction. NoveList Plus will help you to answer the question of what to read next. The Patron ID is your library card number.

OverDrive

OverDrive

Check out and download digital audiobooks and ebooks to your computer, e-reader, or portable media player. Log in with your library card number and PIN. Please note, you cannot use our Overdrive downloadable ebook and audiobook services unless you live in Marion, Cedar Rapids, Hiawatha, Robins, Alburnett, or rural Linn County.

Pronunciator

Pronunciator

Learn a new language! Pronunciator is a fun and easy way to learn any of 80 languages. Create an account with your library card number. Apps also available for iOS and Android devices.

Data Axle Reference Solutions

Reference Solutions

Accurate data on 49M businesses and 279M consumers. Available from home through this webpage.

SILO Book Locator

SILO Book Locator

Search titles through the State of Iowa Libraries Online (SILO) directory. Items available through Interlibrary Loan.

Small Business Reference Center

Small Business Reference Center

Offers a wide variety of small business information, business plans, and a help and advice section. The Patron ID is your library card number.

Tumble Book Library

Tumble Books

Online animated talking picture books for kids. Use your library card number to log in. Or download the app to your iPhone or Android! Complete the process to select the Marion Library, and use your library card number for access on-the-go!

US Major Dailies

US Major Dailies provides access to the five most respected U.S. national and regional newspapers: The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and the Wall Street Journal.

Value Line

Value Line

Whether you’re a beginning investor or a veteran looking for high-impact ideas, Value Line can position you for financial success quickly and easily. Value Line’s Investment Tools will help you formulate sound investment strategies, identify timely opportunities and make smart investment decisions. The Patron ID is your library card number.

WorldCat

WorldCat

Search for books and media around the world. Books available through Interlibrary Loan. No login required.