Online Catalog (OPAC)
Electronic Resources

3M Cloud Library

Start here to download the app for your device.  Additional instructions can be found here. Once the app is downloaded, you can access the catalog and dowload books.


Visit the link about to register for an account, then download the app to your device for ebooks, audiobooks, and magazine.


Marshall High School Yearkbooks


Oral History Interviews


Marshall area newspapers

Tales Press



MPL on YouTube 


Free access in the library or remote.
For remote use, log in with your MPL barcode.


Free access in the library or remote. For remote use, log in with your MPL barcode.


Password inside library:  marshall
Password from anywhere outside of the library:



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Find your ancestors’ stories.
Discover yours.
For use only in library. 
No username/password needed.



Simply log-in with your library barcode to access wonderful resources which includes ebooks, encyclopedia entries, videos, games, science experiments, and much more!


To dowload ebooks, create an account and by using your 14 digit library code number.


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Marshall Public Library is hiring!

Marshall Pubic Library is hiring!

Applications will be accepted at the library through November 28th. Applications can be printed via Facebook or our website or can be picked up at Marshall Public Library during regular business hours.

Young Adult Services Library Clerk:
Marshall Public Library seeks a part-time creative, energetic, and technology oriented Young Adult Library Services Clerk to serve tweens and teens by use of technology, materials, and services available through the library.

Education requirement: High school diploma or higher required

Years of Experience: 1-5 years of experience working with young adults and/or library service



Information may be accessed and printed here:







American Girl Doll Raffle


Friends of the Library are holding a drawing on Saturday, December 1st at 4:45 pm for theAmerican Girl Doll Melody. Tickets are available for purchase now through December 1st at Marshall Public Library. Ticket cost is $1.00 per ticket or $5.00 for 6 tickets. Please stop by today to purchase your tickets!


Therapy Dogs are Big Heroes @ Marshall Public Library


Local residents Mike and Phyllis Pence have anything but ordinary pets. Their pets’ open doors of kindness and understanding for children in the Marshall community by offering meaningful early literacy interactions at Marshall Public Library. Ernest T. and Clyde are both Golden Retrievers certified thru Alliance of Therapy Dogs and offer one-on-one support to children and their families who struggle with emotional and/or physical conditions. Monthly at the Library these dogs visit, console, and engage families in need with book readings and therapeutic interactions. Eight-year-old Earnest T, who was rescued at just 4 ½ months, has been serving as a therapy dog at the library for nearly 8 years. Clyde, who turns 6 in April, has been certified for 4 years and was also discovered thru the Rescue Me Clifford group. He was rescued from a puppy mill when he was just shy of 2 years old.

Despite their turbulent beginnings, these dogs have managed to provide natural empathy for a variety of children in need within the Marshall community. Perhaps it is because of their difficult beginnings, these two dogs have been able to provide empathetic interactions to children who have endured stressful and/or traumatic situations.

Recently, the Pence’s acquired miniature ponies Raven and Lady who are not certified therapy ponies, but are working on getting their certifications soon. They too were both rescued and came from a mini rescue farm in Sesser, Illinois. Raven is a 15-year-old 30 ½” appaloosa and Lady is a 22-year-old 33 ½” pinto palomino.

If you or someone you know is struggling with a severe mental or physical condition and wish to utilize this free, once-a-month program, please call the library at 217-826-2535 and ask for the Director.


Exchange Food for Fines in November

Canned FoodIf you owe a fine for late materials at Marshall Public Library – no matter how large or small – you can exchange it for a few cans of food for the local food bank from November 1 through November 30th.  “Food for Fines” gives anyone owing the library a fine for late books, DVDs, magazines, CDs, or audio tapes the opportunity to have the charges erased from their library card record and to have their library borrowing privileges restored.  If any “lost” library materials are returned, the materials charges will be converted to overdue fines which may also be waived by donating food items.Please bring in at least one non-perishable food item for every $5.00 in fines owed and we will donate the food to the Marshall Ministerial Alliance Food and Clothing Bank.  It’s a great way to help the community, the library, and yourself!


Marshall Public Library begins renovation project

Marshall Public Library will hold their "groundbreaking" ceremony Wednesday October 10th at 10:00 AM at the library. The library will be under construction for approximately four months and plans to remain open during the majority of the construction. The project is being completed by Evan and Ryan Electrical Contractors out of Terre Haute, IN. Local foreman Tom Christian will be leading the project under the direction of architect group Farnsworth. Renovations will include a new handicap accessible vestibule, updated computer lab, new staff workroom and restroom, new study room, modernized teen area, as well as improved restrooms, carpeting and paint.

Everyone is encouraged to continue using the library during the renovation, library staff will be able to assist patrons in locating items. Patrons may also use the library's online book and DVD catalog system. Patrons will receive a text when the item is ready for pick up.

The library's project is funded by a generous donation from former Handy Writer Colony member and author Sonny Daly and Illinois State Library's Live and Learn Construction grant.


Shop Amazon - support the Friends of the Library!


The Friends of Marshall Public Library are now on Amazon Smile!

AmazonSmile is a website (smile.amazon.com) operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.

When you shop @AmazonSmile, Amazon will make a donation to Friends of Marshall Public Library. Simply use this link to begin donating today.



Get Powered with STREAM at Marshall Public Library

Children grades third through sixth may register with Marshall Public Library for a free STREAM program held monthly the third Tuesday of the month from after school to 4:00 PM beginning September 18th through April, excluding November. Retired Junior High Science teacher Kathy English will lead the program combining science, technology, reading, engineering, art and mathematics into stimulating hands-on activities. Each month children will have the opportunity to collaborate, build, and experiment using a variety of tools.

Registration is limited and required each month for this free program. The program will be held at North School immediately after school until 4:00 PM. Guardians must send a note to the school the day of the program and pick up their child at North School promptly at 4:00 PM.

To register you may call the library at 217-826-2535

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