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



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 Library News


Marshall Public Library Renovations Coming Soon!


Marshall Public Library Board of Trustees is pleased to announce plans to renovate the library’s main level. For many years the library has been saving funds for a renovation project. In 2015, Edwin (Sonny) Daly former local resident, member of the Handy Writer’s Colony, and published author, donated $100,000 to the library upon his death. This money, combined with the library’s equivalent savings, made it possible to consider the idea of renovating the library’s main floor.

In January 2017, the Board of Trustees selected EWR Architects and Associates to begin a renovation plan. In April 2018 the library received word from Illinois State Library that the Live and Learn Construction Grant application for which they applied would be awarded to the library. With sufficient funds and renovation plans in place, the library will begin renovations later this summer. Renovations will include several updated features that will better assist library patrons with disabilities and overall library experience. The main features of the renovation include: a vestibule at the entrance of the library, a relocated circulation desk with added head librarian office, a new maker space/study room, a staff handicap accessible restroom, new flooring and paint, an enhanced genealogy area, increased seating and a new floor layout. Full size poster models of the renovations are now available for viewing at the library and at City Hall. The library will remain open during renovations.

To view a short video showing upcoming renovation plans, check out Marshall Public Library on Youtube.


Library Newsletters


Have you picked up a copy of our library newsletter lately? This bi-monthly publication is full of news, upcoming programs, and events at the library. You can stop in the library and pick one up or read it here online!



Library Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday:
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Friday and Saturday:
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

The Library is closed on the following holidays:

New Year's Day

Good Friday

Memorial Day

Independence Day (observed)

 Labor Day (observed)

Veteran's Day


Christmas Eve

Christmas Day



Help the library "Go Green"

Would you like to receive a library newsletter and get program/event notifications through email to help us save paper, printing and postage costs?  If so, just call, email, or stop in the library to let us know your email address.  We promise to use it only for this purpose.  Also, if you would like to receive email library circulation notices such as overdue or fine notices or hold notifications, please ask a library clerk to register you.

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