Library Services

Visit our Borrowing Materials page to find out how to get a library card, renew your material, place a hold, and find a book drop. We have also posted our item fines and our checkout periods. 

Visit our Library Account page to learn how to access your account online, how to set up email notifications, and how to get or change a PIN number. 

Fax Machine

You can also learn about our policies for reserving and using our public meeting rooms in this section. 

To learn more about Marion, visit our Community Information page, and to answer your questions about tax forms, visit our Tax Form Information.

The News page provides an archive of library updates, as well as a link to the archive of our email newsletter.

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

Information DeskThe 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, including one express 15-minute station. You need a library card and PIN number to use Internet stations within the library, your fines must be below $20.00, and you must be older than nine years. View the Internet Policy.
Laptop Computers to Check Out
The library has eight 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. Computers check out for 90-minutes ($1.00/hr or part thereof overdue fines are assessed). View the Laptop Loan policy.
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.
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.
Iowa Communications Network Classroom
The Marion Library provides an ICN classroom free of charge for authorized groups.
Contact us with any questions!