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.
The resources may be found in print, or Web-based. Tangible government documents can be checked out from the library with the exception of those specifically designated as “Reference”. Many of the documents are located in storage, while others are in the circulating non-fiction collection. Online sources for government documents may be reached via www.gpo.gov/fdsys  or www.usa.gov . Individual agencies and departments usually have direct web addresses as well. (Example: www.irs.gov , www.ssa.gov , www.epa.gov , etc.). State agencies and offices are also accessible on the Web through www.ohio.gov . or through individual department websites (www.ohiodnr.gov , www.agri.ohio.gov , www.unemployment.ohio.gov , etc.).
In accordance with Federal Depository regulations, mediated access is available for underage patrons who wish to use depository resources.
Items from the Basic Collection  of the Federal Depository Library Program are available through the links below.
American FactFinder 
Economic Indicators 
Bicentennial Edition: Historical Statistics of the United States - Colonial Times to 1970* - Part 1 [ Print version of the title may not be available at all depository libraries as it was distributed in 1976.] 
Bicentennial Edition: Historical Statistics of the United States - Colonial Times to 1970* - Part 2 [ Print version of the title may not be available at all depository libraries as it was distributed in 1976.] 
United States Code 
What is it?
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.
How does it work?
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!
What can I borrow?
Almost all library materials are available to homebound patrons. Books, magazines, audiobooks, and DVDs can all be delivered to patrons on this program.
What if I forget to return items?
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
Library cards can be obtained at any of Marion Public Library's branch locations. A valid photo ID and current address are required to register for a library card. If the address listed on your photo ID is not current, an additional piece of identification or mail with your name and current address will be needed.
A minor applicant must have a parent or legal guardian present to sign the application form. The parent or legal guardian must show ID as described above and accepts responsibility for all materials checked out on the minor's account.
The "My First Library Card" program furthers our support for community-wide early literacy initiatives, like Let's Read 20 . We believe every child in Marion County needs a library card, and we want to make it known that It's Never Too Early To Get a Library Card! Some of the features of the new card are as follows:
No Late Fees on any materials
For use in checking out items exclusively from our Youth Services Area
All children under the age of 6 will receive this library card designation
30 items may be checked out at any time
7 educational DVDs from the Youth Services Area may be checked out
What you'll need to sign your child up for their "My First Library Card":
Marion Public Library says THANK YOU!! to our own Marion Community Foundation for their gracious grant to make this program possible.
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 click here for more information .