Building Marion's Future

RFQ for Construction Management

As of August 23rd, the library has issued a Request for Qualifications for construction management. That document can be found here: PDF icon cm_rfq_2019-mpl_v.1.pdf


Updated Needs Assessment

The library completed an updated needs assessment (as of January 1, 2019), as part of the New Building Project. Read more about the master plan for the new library now! Click on the presentation file below for more information. This presentation was given at the January 10, 2019 City Council Meeting. The final needs asssment report for the library is also noted below. 


Facility Master Plan

Read through the presentation that was given to the Library board of Trustees about the overall plan recommendations for a new facility by clicking on the link below. This information was prepared by Engberg Anderson Architects. 

 File master_plan.pptx


Needs Analysis

Review the actual needs analysis report that was compiled by Engberg Anderson Architects. This information is what formed the recommendations for the new building project. PDF icon report_190117.pdf


Frequently Asked Questions 

Questions? We may have answered them for you already. PDF icon Read through our frequently asked questions about the new building project now.  




Our 2018-2019 Annual Report is available. Check it out today. If you would like a copy, we have some on hand at the Library, just ask any of our friendly staff for help.          
Posted: Monday, September 30, 2019 - 2:47pm
We've received some great feedback about our September Extended Access Hours. We'll overlay your thoughts with some additional data points. We'll then be making a recommendation to our Board regarding next steps on October 14th.  In the meantime, we will be resuming our normal operating hours... Read More
Posted: Monday, September 30, 2019 - 2:44pm
The Marion Public Library will extend hours in the month of September in celebration of National Library Card Sign-up Month. The Library will open on at 8:00 AM on weekdays throughout the month.   During this time, patrons will be able to: pick up holds, browse, check out materials using the self-... Read More
Posted: Monday, August 26, 2019 - 4:09pm