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Electronic Resources

Marshall High School Yearkbooks


Oral History Interviews


Marshall area newspapers



MPL on YouTube 


An award-winning online curriculum for young children, from Age of Learning, Inc. Free at our library.


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


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



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.


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.


Glassdoor is your free inside look at jobs and companies - salary details, company reviews, and interview questions.


Use your library barcode to log-in.


Home Library Programs


Watch the Solar Eclipse at Marshall Public Library!


Marshall Public Library recalls SolarEclipse glasses

 Marshall Public Library is recalling all Solar Eclipse glasses given to the public from August 1st through August 12, 2017 because they have the potential to be unsafe for viewing the Solar Eclipse. The manufacturer of the glasses American Paper Optics was an authorized manufacturer of NASA glasses, however, the glasses purchased through Amazon under this manufacturers name failed to meet certain safety requirements and are therefore under a nationwide recall.

"To protect your eyes when viewing the sun or an eclipse, NASA and the American Astronomical Society (AAS) advise you to use solar eclipse glasses orother solar filters from recommended manufacturers. Viewing the sun or an eclipse using any other glasses or filters could result in loss of vision or permanent blindness."

Patrons who received Solar Eclipse glasses from the library between the dates of August 1st through 12th should either throw the glasses away or return them to the library for a new pair of glasses. The new glasses purchased directlyfrom the manufacturer will arrive Thursday, August 17th. To view recommended list of Solar Eclipse glasses manufacturers please visit https://eclipse.aas.org/resources/solar-filters or you may visit the library for a complete listing. 

For more information on safely viewing the eclipse, please visit the NASA eclipse safety site.

For information on detecting conterfeit, unsafe eclipse glasses, go here.

The Solar Eclipse program for Monday, August 21st from 12:30 to 2:30 PM is still scheduled. For those who want to be a part of the program but do not have glasses or wish to watch the eclipse on television, the library will have NASA streaming live in the Dale McConchie meeting room along with moon pies, punch,and trivia.

No registration is required for this free event. If you have questions you may call the library at 217-826-2535.

Connecting Generations Mentoring Program

Would you like one-on-one help to learn how to use the Internet or other technology?

Connecting Generations mentoring program can help! This free program matches adults with student volunteers to learn technology and is a community partnership between Marshall Public Library, Marshall High School, Harlan Hall, the local University of Illinois extension, and East Central Illinois Development Corporation. One-on-one mentoring sessions are conducted at the library with library computers or you may bring your own laptop, Ipad, ereader, etc.

Learn internet skills such as how to send and receive pictures and emails, stay in contact with friends or family who no longer live close by, explore interesting websites to search for weather, health information, news, and much more. Or learn more about your e-reader or cell phone! For more information or to set up a mentoring appointment, call the library today at 217 - 826 - 2535.


"Book Chat" - Every Third Wednesday at 10:30 AM

“Book Chat” is a book discussion group that meets at the library the third Wednesday morning of each month at 10:30.  While discussing books, enjoy a featured coffee flavor of the month over a light snack courtesy of Old National Bank. Upcoming featured books include:


Upcoming Selections

August 2017 - Two by Two - Nicholas Sparks

September 2017: The Nightingale – Kristin Hannah

October 2017: The Book that Matters Most – Ann Hood

November 2017: Immortal Life of Henriette Lacks – Rebecca Skloot

December 2017:  Skipping Christmas by John Grisham

January 2018: No One is Coming to Save Us Stephanie Powell Watts

 Multiple copies of featured books will be available for checkout at the library, including audiobook and large print versions if available.