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.

Talking Books let more people hear stories

Know someone who struggles to read and misses books? Indiana State Library and the Library of Congress have partnered to provide Talking Books. Find out how to access this free service by checking out the video above.

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.

Manage your money better

Learn the financial basics – including opening a bank account, writing checks, balancing a checkbook, making a budget – at a seminar 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, in Meeting Room B. The program is presented by Branch Manager Traci Blackburn and Teller Supervisor Dallas Seacat, both of Indiana Members Credit Union. This event is co-sponsored by IMCU and Marion Public Library, and it’s a part of Money Smart Week: April 21-28.


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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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