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Facility Resources

The Library is so much more than books – we offer a number of helpful services to our guests. Notary public, tax preparation assistance, and driver’s license or I.D. card renewals are just a few in addition to all the tools you need to stay connected in our connected world.

Notary

Our staff is able to help with business and personal documents requiring notarizing. Wills, deeds, purchase agreements and employment forms are some examples of the types of documents we assist our guests with.

Outreach

Learn about the long list of Home School Resources, the Friends Home Books Program for those unable to visit us in person, as well as the mobile food pantry for members of our community facing the challenges of food insecurity.

Printing and Faxing

Securely print documents, website content or photos at the library using the PrinterOn app for your Smart Phone, Tablet or Laptop.

Taxes

The Library is so much more than books – we offer a number of helpful services to our guests. Notary public, tax preparation assistance, and driver’s license or I.D. card renewals are just a few in addition to all the tools you need to stay connected in our connected world.

Library Services

Faxing

The library provides a self-service fax machine in our lobby outside of the meeting rooms. You may use your debit or credit cards, or purchase pre-paid fax cards from the Information Desk. Faxes cost $1.75 for the first page, and $1.00 for subsequent pages. The fax machine is independently owned, so the library cannot provide refunds or technical assistance; should you need help, please call the 800 number on the unit.

Free Wireless Internet Access

The Marion Library provides free Wi-Fi. Just bring in your own laptop, or check out one of ours, and log in from anywhere in the building. The Wi-Fi is unsecured, so no password is necessary. A screen will appear asking you to accept the library’s Internet Policy before connecting.

Public Internet Stations

We provide 22 public Internet computers. You need a library card and PIN number to use Internet stations within the library, or we have guest passes available upon request. View the Internet Policy.

Laptop Computers to Check Out

The library has seven laptop computers available to check out. Computers may be checked out at the Information Desk and must stay in the library. Users must be at least 18 years old and must leave a photo I.D. at the desk as security.

Color and B/W Printing

The library provides a printer/copy machine for printing from our public Internet computers. In addition to black & white and color printing and copying, this machine also scans to your USB drive/memory stick or to email. Cost for this service is:

$0.10 for 8-1/2″x11″ black & white
$0.50 for 8-1/2″x11″ color
No charge for scanning.

Photocopies

The library has a public self-serve coin-operated copy machine immediately inside the front door from the lobby. Patrons can copy documents in either black & white or color at the following rates:

$0.10 for 8-1/2″x11″ black & white
$0.20 for 8-1/2″x14″ black & white
$0.20 for 11″x17″ black & white
$0.50 for 8-1/2″x11″ color
$1.00 for 8-1/2″x14″ color
$1.00 for 11″x17″ color

This machine will also scan documents onto your USB drive/memory stick.  There is no cost to scan.

Bulletin board

There is a bulletin board in the lobby of the library for use by qualifying non-profit organizations (with approval from library staff). Ask at the Information Desk.

SEED Library

There is a seed library (a free exchange of seeds with the intention of preserving biodiversity) housed in an antique card catalog between the Information Desk and the Large Print collection. The library is named for Feed Iowa First founder Sonia Kendrick, who passed away on the spring equinox in 2018. Sonia was instrumental in beginning this partnership between MPL, Iowa BIG and Feed Iowa First.

Tax Form Information

Because the IRS and the Iowa Department of Revenue encourage electronic filing and no longer send us forms, the library does not have tax forms on-hand. We are still able to help you find and print the forms you need from the IRS and Iowa Department of Revenue websites for $0.10/page. Due to COVID-19 policies we ask for exact change only. No change will be given.

You may be eligible to do your taxes online for free using one of the Free File IRS partner offers: https://apps.irs.gov/app/freeFile/
If you need help filing your taxes, please consider these resources:

Please see our 2020 Tax Info handout for information you may find useful in preparing your taxes this year.