Monday 10 to 5
Tuesday 10 to 5
Wednesday 10 to 5
Thursday 10 to 5
Friday 10 to 5
Saturday 9 to 1
Sunday Closed
101 Library Street, Marion, Kansas 66861
(620) 382-2442     
 Janet Marler, Director


We will be closed Monday, October 10 for Columbus Day.

Lunch ‘n Learn Program Presented by…

Kathy’s Floral Designs

Kathy Goering will be demonstrating fall flower arranging.

Wednesday, November 9th        12 pm – 1 pm

Tickets: $5.00 for program & lunch

RSVP by November 2


Railroaded: The Industry That Shaped Kansas
Presented by Leo E. Oliva

 Wednesday, October 19th at 7:00 P.M. in the Santa Fe Room

In the 19th century, the influence of the railroad industry was vast. Some claim that Kansas was created specifically to accommodate westward expansion of reailroads. Railroads brought immigrant settlers, created jobs, and fed beef markets in the East. They enabled regular mail service and the adoption of standard time. Most Kansas towns were founed because of the railroad, and few survived without it. This progress came at a cost to the Plains Indians who were forcibly displaced by this westward expansion. This presentation examines the complicated legacy of railroads.

Everyone is welcome to attend this free program. The program is being sponsored by Humanities Kansas and The Marion City Library.

Trick or Treat Give Me Something Good To Read!

 Monday, October 31st from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Each child in costume who comes to the library will receive a book to take home

Staff will be outside at the Gazebo!!


We’re Going On A Goon Hunt 

by Michael Rex

A goon hunt is no easy task. A twisted tangled pumpkin patch, murky bubbling swamp, and foggy crumbling graveyard are just a few of the obstacles these kids will have to go through, skulking monsters included. And when the Goon finally makes an appearance—under the covers they go! Except one brave child who finds monsters more fun than scary. This fun book will be on display in downtown business windows through the month of October.


Please Join Us In These Programs

Help children love to read by giving them their own books to read.

For more information call 620-947-3184 (opt 5).

Talking Books

Talking Books is a program run by the state.

Any Kansan that is certified as print impaired can apply for the service.

Contact us to learn more.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

This is an ongoing literacy program to help kids to start reading and is available online.

Frequently Asked Questions

For new patrons, the director or  staff member may ask for the last three (3) months paid bill receipts with a current address displayed on it. (Driver’s licenses will not be accepted.) The patron must then fill out an application card, and a reference should be given of a business person in Marion, or if not known, a reliable person in Marion known to staff. The library shall be free to the use of the residents of the library district, subject always to the rules and regulations as the library board may adopt. The library board may extend the use and privilege of the library to nonresidents of the municipality upon completion of the application process.

Using Marion City Library’s On-Line Card Catalog

Visit the Marion City Library and get a library card and number from the staff.

After you have received your card, go to the library’s webpage,, click on card catalog on the right side of page.
You can search the card catalog from this page by typing in title or author. The page will be displayed showing if it is available or not. If there is a reserve list for that title, you will receive item in order of list.
LOG IN: This is in the upper right-hand corner. (You need to log in to your account to place a hold on items.)

USERNAME: YOUR 4 DIGIT LIBRARY ACCOUNT # 1_ _ _ (The staff can tell you your number if
you don’t know it)

PASSWORD Type in USERPASS the first time you log on
Then create the password you want-You MUST remember this password for
future sessions

Click on My Account to view your items checked out.
On this page will be displayed items out, items on reserve, items lost, items on ILL, history of items checked
out and any fines accrued.

Be sure to log out when finish

To use the Sunflower eLibrary, you must first have a valid library account with the Marion City Library. (To get an account call the library or stop by.)

  1. Search for Sunflower eLibrary in browser.
  2. To sign in, select Marion City Library from the drop-down list of libraries.
  3. Enter your library card number.
  4. Enter the last name of your account using a capital letter at start of name.

The Kansas Library eCard provides access to digital library services available to all Kansas residents regardless of location. Included in the services offered are Universal Classes. Universal Class offers over 500 online courses in more than 30 areas of study. Since Universal Class offers everything from Microsoft Excel to parenting skills, you’ll be sure to find something of interest to learn. These are actual online courses with an instructor, assignments, and lecture materials. Lecture materials can be both text and video. At the end of the course, students with a passing grade will be issued a certificate. Video audit is available on many courses so you can view materials without taking the full class (no certificate for this option).

When does my card expire & how do I renew it?
eCards expire every 3 years. If yours has not yet expired, you will be able to login above and view the expiration date. eCards can be renewed at any Kansas library.

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Marion City Library
5 Star Rating

We are very proud and grateful for the award! It is our third year to receive this award!!! We thank everyone for helping us reach this goal by giving us your support, interest and cooperation in our endeavors to enrich our community.

The ratings are calculated on circulation, library visits, number of programs, attendance and internet use based on library budget and population. 

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