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Our Uptown Branch has reopened to the public by appointment only!


Monday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM; 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM; 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM; 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: CLOSED
Friday: CLOSED

Saturday: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM; 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Our available services at the 7th Ave location in Uptown Marion include holds pick-up and print pick-up by appointment only. With our limited space at 7th Ave, only four patrons will be allowed in the building during each 30 minute appointement slot. To schedule an appointment click here.

The Marion Public Library is excited to announce our partnership with CHOMP Delivery service. Starting November 23rd, 2020, when your holds become available, you can order pickup through CHOMP and have your library materials delivered straight to your doorstep. With this partnership, this will significantly reduce the close contact our staff encounters everyday while giving you the flexbility to have materials delivered to your home on your schedule. Download CHOMP on the App Store or Google Play to get started. A small fee will be charged for materials to be delivered.


Our temporary Technology Station is located at the Marion Columbus Club, 5650 Kacena Avenue. Several computers are available for use with printing available. Staff are onsite for assistance with basic computer navigation and questions regarding applications for FEMA. Also, our DOT KIOSK is located here. No appointments needed.
MATERIAL RETURNS: Our 7th Ave dropbox is now available. You may return your Marion Library materials to any of the other Metro Libraries or to any of the Hy-Vee grocery stores in the Metro area.


Upcoming Events

Dec 02
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Dec 04
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Dec 11
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Dec 14
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Marion Public Library, Conference Room

Snippets from the Stacks

As written in our June 19th “Statement on Racial Injustice,” the Marion Public Library is committed to improving for our staff, patrons, and community every day. This commitment to action is built into our core Mission, Vision, Values, and Strategic Initiatives.   Please click the image below or... Read More
Posted: Saturday, August 1, 2020 - 10:30am
Like many of you in our community, our hearts are breaking because of the recent killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor. We have struggled with finding and articulating the right words to explain our sorrow, rage, grief, and compassion. One of our roles as a public library is... Read More
Posted: Friday, June 19, 2020 - 5:07pm