eBooks, Audiobooks, and Magazines
The library has free downloadable eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines available from a variety of sources. The following services can also be downloaded as an app on your smart phone or tablet.
CloudLibrary - CloudLibrary has downloadable eBooks and audiobooks available for free.
Hoopla - Hoopla is a streaming service that offers eBooks, audiobooks, music, movies, and TV for free.
OverDrive and Libby - Both OverDrive and Libby provide the same services for eBooks and audiobooks but with a different look. Take a look at both and see which interface you prefer.
RBDigital - RBDigital provides access to your favorite magazines and audiobooks.
Digital Streaming Movies and TV Shows
Hoopla - Hoopla allows you to stream or download new and popular movies and TV shows for all ages.
Kanopy - Kanopy allows you to stream movies, documentaries, and foreign films.
Kanopy Kids - Kanopy Kids has movies and cartoons specifically for young library patrons and families.
Zoom Community Room Resource
Click here to book a Zoom room - Marion residents with a library card are now able to reserve a virtual Zoom community room for their meetings, social events, business meetings, and more.
- Zoom has the capacity to accommodate 300 attendees in a single meeting free through the library.
- Rooms can be reserved up to two hours between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. seven days a week through May. Starting June, rooms can be reserved up to two hours Monday-Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
- Library staff are typically availble to help between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on weekdays by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please contact Zoom technical support outside of these hours.
- Residents may book one meeting per week.
- Reservations must be made at least 48 hours in advance, and library staff will supply you with meeting information within two business days.
- Reservations can be made through June at this time.
Children and Families
TumbleBooks - Online animated and talking picture books for children.
Dial A Story - Call 319-727-8100 to access a selection of stories by phone, read by local community leaders.
K-12 At Home Learning
Brainfuse - Academic tutoring, practice tests, lessons, and academic support for free.
Explora Primary - News and academic aritcles for kids.
Explora for Students - News and academic aritcles for grades 6-12.
Khan Academy - Free website that has lessons and materials based on subject and grade level. Not affiliated with the Marion Public Library.
Marion Homeschool Assistance Program - Resources to help parents and caregivers who have chosen to be their children's primary educators.
Marion Independent School District - Up-to-date information from the school district and resources for students and families.
Linn-Mar Community School District - Up-to-date information from the school district and resources for students and families.
Lynda.com - Learn business, software, technology, and creative skills for free.
Pronunciator - Free language learning online.
Find Your Next Book
BookPage - Learn about newly published and upcoming titles from your favorite authors and new voices.
NoveList - An online tool designed to help you find your perfect book based on appeal, readalikes, and genres.
Teen Reads - Our Teen Services staff create a new book list each month based on genre.
Community and Meal Services
HACAP Mobile Food Pantry - The Mobile Food Pantry is still in operation. Check their full schedule.
Linn County Community Resources - A list of resources based on need.
Linn Area Partners Active in Disaster - Community resources for food, mental health, child care, transportation, and more.
Linn-Mar School Lunch Pick Up - A list of times and pickup locations.
Marion Independent School District - Grab & go lunches and breakfasts available.