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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.


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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 Resources

Library Resources

Oral Histories of Local Residents Online!

The Friends of Marshall Public Library have been conducting oral history interviews with area residents since 1994. Interviews have been collected in conjunction with Smithsonian exhibits, local history projects, 4-H projects, and more. The Marshall High School class of 1999 contributed many interviews as a part of their local history projects; several interviews, concerning World War II, were conducted by Dan Crews. The project has been revived in recent months, led by Friends of the Library volunteers Damian Macey and Maury Miller who are now actively interviewing area residents on a regular basis.

These interviews are an invaluable community treasure; they have been uploaded to YouTube and many have also been transcribed.  To access these videos, please visit the library's genealogy department homepage.  Each interview has a link to the actual audio recording (via YouTube) and a link to the transcript (will open as PDF) if available. Assistance is still needed to transcribe many of the interviews. If interested, please contact the library.


Scout Leaders - check out these resources at the library!

Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts - Marshall Public Library has many resources to offer all the Scouts in our area! From books and videos to check-out, to media equipment for loan, online databases, and much more. Check out our Scout Leader Resources brochure for more information.


Try it today! 3M Cloud E-books

Through a generous grant from the Illinois State Library, Illinois Heartland Library System is working in conjunction with RAILS (Reaching Across Illinois Library System) to develop a statewide e-book consortium. 

3M Cloud eBooks and audiobooks can be downloaded directly from our regular catalog or through the 3M app. Library patrons can use their library cards to checkout and download eBooks directly to:

  • eReaders that use the EPUB format (this does NOT include Kindle eReaders)
  • Tablets, including iPads, Android tablets, and the Kindle Fire
  • Smartphones and music players
  • Personal computers and laptops

For instructions on using the 3M Cloud at Marshall Public Library, please view our 'Using 3M Cloud Library' brochure.  Video tutorials are also available through 3M's Youtube channel.  If you need further assistance, please stop by the library with your device. We would LOVE to help you get started using 3M!


Little Library Outposts

Thanks to an Eagle Scout candidate, several volunteers and three organizations, four “Little Library Outposts” have been placed in locations outside of Marshall for anyone to use.  These pint-sized libraries are mounted on a post and look a bit like large bird houses.  They contain a variety of books for different interests and ages that anyone can borrow.  There is no need to “check out” books from the little libraries because they are all donated books or materials that have been deleted from Marshall Public Library’s collection. The hope is that a person might find an interesting book, take it home to read it, and then return it for someone else to enjoy.  A person might also put a book in that they are finished reading and no longer want to keep. 

 The Little Library Outposts are located at Mill Creek Park, at Lincoln Trail Park, in Clark Center not far from Yargus Manufacturing, and in Dennison.

 The first Little Library Outpost was constructed by volunteer Ray Cown of Marshall. 

 Trevor Kellum, son of Vaughn and Terri Kellum of Dennison, organized and carried out the construction of the remaining three libraries and the placement and finishing of all four as his Eagle Scout project.  Trevor’s fellow Troop 276 scouts and their parents assisted. Thanks to Bob and Barb Hedges, Jared Green, Tom Hintz, Jim Jaeger, Dan Garner,Marshall Area Public Library District, Friends of Marshall Public Library, Kirchner Building Center, Hopkins Construction, and Karen Cown for their assistance with various parts of the project as well.


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