The Marion Public Library and its branches offer many services to the residents of Marion County. Please call the library at 740-387-0992 for more information.
If you are 60 or older you can register for your Ohio Department of Aging Golden Buckeye Card at the library. You can register for this card at the Patron Services Desk of the main library or at any branch library. Please bring identification that confirms your age. This can be a driver’s license or state identification card. More information 
Since 1979, the Marion Public Library has served as a depository for Federal, State, and Local government publications. As a depository, we provide free public access to a vast array of informational resources from many government agencies through the Federal Depository Library Program under the services of the Government Printing Office. The State Library of Ohio supports the state’s government agencies by distributing documents to public and academic libraries. Local government information includes ordinances, zoning, and environmental issues.
We will deliver library materials to your residence every two weeks or once per month depending on your needs. You can tell us your general preferences for library materials, or give us specific requests and we will strive to fulfill them. Marion Public Library provides this service free of charge to adults living within the city limits who have difficulty visiting the library or who live in a retirement or nursing home.
Start by calling the library at (740) 387-0992 to request homebound delivery. When you are being registered, let us know what types of materials you'd like to borrow from the library. Library staff will select your items and then deliver the materials right to your door!
Almost all library materials are available to homebound patrons. Books, magazines, audiobooks, DVDs, and CDs can all be delivered to patrons on this program.
Homebound patrons do not accrue fines. If you can't find an item, let us know so we can give you more time to look for it. All items are expected to be returned in the same condition as they were delivered.
Books, census microfilm, and some audiovisual materials are available with this service. Materials may be requested in person or by calling the Patron Services Desk at (740) 387-0992. Requests may take up to 3 weeks to be filled. The patron will be notified by phone when a request is filled or unfilled. Interlibrary Loan materials must be checked out in the name of the patron making the request. Microfilm never leaves the building. No renewals on interlibrary loan items.
Getting and using your library card
Applications are available at all locations. Bring a piece of identification with your name and current address printed on it (driver’s license or utility bill, for example).
One large (capacity 50) meeting room and one smaller meeting room (capacity 25) are available. Both rooms include a sink. Apply for use through the office of the Library Director .
Meeting Room Policy 
Overdue notifications will be made by a phone call from our automated phone system instead of a paper notice. Calls will be made from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Monday-Thursday, and 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Friday, only. No nights. No holidays. No weekends. If you would prefer to receive your notices via e-mail, please call the Patron Services Department at (740) 387-0992, ext. 708, with your valid e-mail address.
Eligible Ohio residents who are unable to read print books can receive free recorded books, magazines, and playback equipment delivered to their homes free of charge. This service is provided through the State Library of Ohio and the Ohio Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled. More information can be found at this website .
If you are unable to read a standard print book, or are not able to hold or turn the pages of books, you probably qualify to receive this service. Those with reading disabilities such as dyslexia may also qualify.
Print and fill out the application found here . If you require help filling out an application, please call us (740-387-0992) to speak to the Talking Books Coordinator at Marion Public Library.
Register at the main library or any branch library to vote in local, state and federal elections. Registration deadlines apply. Contact the Marion County Board of Elections at (740) 223-4090 or for more information .