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Currently, Marshall Public Library is open 9:30 to 5:30 Monday through Friday. The library is located at 300 S Alamo Boulevard.
The library can be contacted in several ways.
Facebook Messenger: https://www.facebook.com/MarshallPublicLibrary
All ages are welcome to get a Marshall Public Library card! Children must have a parent or caregiver over 18 years of age present to obtain a library card. Adults must have a valid Texas driver’s license or state ID and complete a library card application (PDF). Guest passes, for computer use only, are available for visitors with out-of-state identification. Replacement library cards cost $1.00.
Children six and up as well as adults may check out up to three items per visit for the first three months after obtaining a library card. After three months, the check-out limit is ten items per visit per card. DVDs must be checked out on an adult’s library card. Children younger than six may check out one picture book per visit.
All items may be checked out for two weeks and will renew automatically for another two weeks unless the items is a best-seller or on reserve for another individual.
Fines for each overdue library book and audio book are 15 cents a day and maxes out at $5.00. Fines for each overdue DVD are $2.00 a day and maxes out at $10.00.
For lost and damaged items, patrons will be assessed the cost of each item plus a $5.00 processing fee.
All fines must be paid and all overdue items must be returned in order to check out materials, access eBooks, or have computer access.
Search the card catalog to see items that are available, checked out, or on order. Individuals with a library card and a PIN or password can log into their account and reserve items, update account, view a history of items checked out, and even learn how much money was saved by checking out items at the library versus buying them.
Patrons with a library card in good standing--no current overdue materials or outstanding fines--can access this service online or through the Libby or OverDrive app. Passwords associated with an individual’s library card can be reset by contacting the library.
There is something for everyone at the library! Storytimes, crafternoons, Tabletop Tuesdays, movie matinees, and Family Fun Saturday are just some of the events offered. For more, visit the Programs page.
Please note: Due to the city and state COVID-19 safeguards and protections in place, programming is currently on hold.
Yes! Marshall Public Library has Wi-Fi accessible inside the building and in the parking lot surrounding the building. Please call or come by during library hours to obtain the password.
Yes! The library has computers available to individuals with a library card or guest pass. At this time, there are six computers available for public use with a time limit of 45 minutes per person per day.
Documents may be printed from the library’s computer stations or via mobile printing. Black and white prints are ten cents a page; color prints are 50 cents a page.
Scanning, copying, and faxing are also other services provided. For more, visit the "Business Center" section on the Services page.
Yes! The library offers computer classes teaching basic computer skills tailored to students’ needs and abilities. Class size is limited to allow for more personalized instruction. Contact the library to be added to the list.
The library has a permanent collection of books, articles, and newspaper archives about Marshall, Harrison County, and the surrounding areas available for in-house viewing. Additionally, the library has archives of the Marshall News Messenger accessible online. Harrison County Historical Museum has a wealth of genealogical information and records at its fingertips. View more detailed information of the library’s local history and genealogy resources.
Yes! Individuals or groups wishing to make a contribution to the library in honor or in memory of a loved one may do so by completing a memorial form (PDF) and returning it to the library. Acknowledgements will be sent to the recipient or recipient’s family.
Yes! Proctoring is available by appointment and costs $10 per session.
Yes! Library tours are offered for interested individuals, school groups, and civic organizations. Storytimes, crafting programs, and overview of resources can also be conducted in conjunction with the tour. Contact the library to make arrangements.
Book sales are held annually in January, April, August, and October. The next book sale is slated for October 16-24.
Please note: Due to on-going health and safety safeguards in place by Governor Abbott and the city administration due to COVID-19, the book sale may be cancelled.