Bad libraries build collections, good libraries build services, great libraries build communities.

--R. David Lankes

The 2021-2025 Strategic Plan serves as a blueprint for the library in its effort to continually provide meaningful and quality programs, resources, and services to the citizens of Marshall and Harrison County.

eBooks & Audio books

  • Northeast Texas Digital Consortium gives library users access to fiction and nonfiction titles in eBook and audio book format via the Libby app
  • eBooks on EBSCO is for all ages and features best-selling and recommended fiction and non-fiction titles covering a wide range of subjects and topics.


The library has computers available to individuals with valid library cards; guest passes are available for out-of-state visitors. Computers automatically shut off at 10 minutes before closing.

Wi-Fi is available in the building and in the parking lot.  Please contact the library staff to obtain the password.  View this interactive mapping tool to see locations for other Texas libraries with Wi-Fi availability. 


The library offers a variety of programs for children, tweens and teens, and adults. All programs are free to attend though registration may be required for some events. 

Business Center

The community has access to a copier, scanner, and fax machine in the business center located across from the circulation desk.  View the fee schedule for associated costs. Public computers and printers are also available to library card holders.  

Wireless printing is available at the library via several methods.  Individuals may remotely print documents, emails, attachments, etc.  Access to prints are available for 72 hours (3 calendar days).  A library card is not required to access mobile printing services.  

Interlibrary Loan

For items not available in our collection, library users with a valid library card in good standing may request materials from other libraries by completing and returning the Interlibrary Loan Request Form (PDF).  Up to 5 items may be requested at a time, and items requested must have been published at least one year ago. 


The library has access to many print and digital resources.  Visit the Reference page for access to digital resources, local history and genealogy help, and newspaper archives.  For more in-depth help with these resources, please call or visit the library.

Meeting Space

The Marshall Public Library has two meeting rooms for use by the community for a nominal fee. The Gold Room, dedicated to Mose and Etta Gold, can accommodate up to 49 individuals. The Board Room is better suited to small groups and can accommodate up to 12 individuals.  To check availability, please call the library.

Library Tours

Individuals or groups who would like to learn more about the library’s resources and services are welcome to schedule a visit. Storytimes, crafting programs, and overview of resources can also be conducted in conjunction with the tour.