Marion Public Library accepts donations of new and gently used materials for the collection, applying the same standards as outlined in our selection policy

Some gifts are added to the collection if they fit the library's needs; some gifts are used for prizes or to be sold in the Friends Book Sale to fund special projects. 

Gifts not added to the collection cannot be returned. The library retains ownership.

Library staff and the Friends decide whether items are appropriate for the sale or whether to dispose of them in an appropriate manner.


The library cannot perform appraisals; those who need appraisals for tax purposes should do so before donating.


Materials that cannot be accepted include textbooks, Reader's Digest Condensed Books, back files of certain periodicals. Materials that are soiled, damaged, or have an odor will not be accepted.

Donors may contact the Circulation Desk at 765-668-2900, Ext. 1101, for more information.


Donation of monetary gifts, memorials, and commemorations are a thoughtful way to remember a special person or occasion while building the library’s collection. Donors may suggest subjects or titles to be acquired with their donation, but the library reserves the right to make the final decision.


A special gift plate identifying the person being memorialized or honored is placed in the material purchased and the individual is notified by the library.

Monetary gifts

NEED COPY HERE endowment etc.


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Fax: 765-668-2911


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Indiana History & Museum

Indiana History: Open to the public by appointment only: Sign up in the box to the right under Schedule now.

Librarians available by phone

Mon-Fri: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Requests may be made by phone or by form

Museum: Closed

Free parking in the lot behind the library & on the streets surrounding the library. (Remember that Washington, 7th, Boots, and 6th streets are one-way, as is the MPL drive off of 6th Street.)


Sheltered bus stop on Washington St.


Bike racks in front & back;

a limited number of locks available

for checkout from the Circulation Desk. 

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