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.


Social Security Express



Home District Library Board

District Library Board

Marshall Area Public Library District Board of Trustees Contact Information

Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Marshall Public Library
Attn: MAPLD Board of Trustees
612 Archer Avenue
Marshall, IL 62441

Correspondence sent to the board will be reviewed at a monthly board meeting. In the meantime, if there is anything that the library staff may be able to assist you with, please do not hesitate to contact the library staff at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 217-826-2535.


District Board Meeting Documents


February 26, 2019

November 27, 2018


August 28, 2018

June 26, 2018



Library Trustee Resources

The following are resources helpful to Library Trustees:

Administrative Ready Reference:

For over a decade, the Administrative Ready Reference has served as a valuable resource, used by public library administrators, board members and trustees to answer library administration and governance questions. The Administrative Ready Reference includes detailed information devoted to public library law, policies and ordinances. Legal consultant, Phil Lenzini is the principal contributor of the information contained in the Administrative Ready Reference. However, many others throughout Illinois and within the Illinois State Library have also added content to this site.

The 3rd edition has been completely updated with new resources, policies and additional content. Ensuring access to the most current information, updates to the Administrative Ready Reference will be made, as needed, to reflect new public library policies and law changes.

Illinois Library Laws and Rules:

The updated edition of Illinois Library Laws and Rules is an essential reference tool for librarians, library trustees, lawmakers, and others in need of the most current body of law affecting Illinois libraries.  Included in the edition are laws and regulations that affect local librarires, library systems, the Illinois State Library, the Illinois Records Act, and the Illinois Open Meetings Act.  



Marshall Area Public Library District Board of Trustees

Board Members are elected to a 6-year term. They meet six times per year.

Michael Pringle - President
Cynthia Wright - Vice President
Elaine Miller - Treasurer
Kelley Ray - Secretary
Alice Schroeder
Jeff Burress


Area District Board of Trustees Meetings

Marshall Area Public Library Meeting Dates (FY 2018-19)

The meetings are held at Marshall Public Library at 4:30 pm and are open to the public.

June 26, 2018


August 28, 2018

October 23, 2018

November 27, 2018

February 26, 2019

April 23, 2019

June 25, 2019