"A truly great library contains something in it to offend everyone".

~~Jo Godwin 

The policies of Marshall Public Library are approved by both the Board of Trustees and the City Commission.


2014-2019 Strategic Plan

The 2014-2019 Strategic Plan serves as a blueprint for the library in its effort to continually provide meaningful, quality library services to the citizens of Marshall and Harrison County. Read the plan here.


Circulation Policy

The Circulation Policy contains information about library cards, check out limits, fines, reserve system, and interlibrary loanRead the complete policy here.


Collection Development Policy

The Collection Development Policy outlines the criteria used for the selection of materials, the responsibility for collection development and maintenance, and the process for reconsideration of materialsRead the complete policy here.


Internet Use Policy

The Internet Use Policy is a resource that guides the library in its service of providing public access to information beyond the confines of its own collection. Read the complete policy here.



American Library Association Statements

Code of Ethics

Expurgation of Library Materials

Freedom to Read Statement

Freedom to View Statement

Libraries: An American Value

Library Bill of Rights




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