Welcome to the Marion Public Library!

For over 100 years, we have been a part of this community, proudly serving the citizens of Marion, Indiana. Whether you’re here for books, DVDs, research assistance, internet access, or a spot to meet, you’ve come to the right place.

…and help us plan your library 

MPL is planning for the future & we need to hear from you. Please take 1 minute – that’s it – to answer this poll and give us valuable information.

Can’t get through on the phone?

The telephone system at the Marion Public Library is having problems. If you find that your call doesn’t go through or is dropped, email mpl@marion.lib.in.us.  We will return your email as soon as possible.  Thank you for your patience.

Genealogy database’s upgrade is here

Your favorite one-stop research tool for local genealogy information is back and better than ever. It has more than 900,000 official records to help you on your quest. You can try it out here. 


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If you haven’t been to Inspire lately, you’re missing out

Inspire is Indiana’s online library. Its databases can help you find test preparation and build your resume in the Gale Testing and Education Center. TeachingBooks.net will lead you to resources about children’s and young adult literature. Indiana Memory and Hoosier State Chronicles will help you explore Indiana’s history. And new to Inspire is Rosetta Stone, which offers instruction in 30 languages. Use your favorite device to access all this and more. Oh yeah, and the price is right for Hoosiers: It’s all free.

See Library’s information on Indiana Gateway

Indiana public libraries – like schools, townships, cities, counties – are funded by taxpayers. Libraries specifically get money from property taxes within specific library districts. In Marion Public Library’s case, that money comes from taxable properties within the city of Marion.

Gateway posts information about taxpayer-funded entities in Indiana. You can find out more about where MPL gets its money, how it spends it, and other information. Fill in Marion Public Library into the field and out more about how the library puts your taxes to work.

You can also fill in the names of other tax entities in Indiana.

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