Bad libraries build collections, good libraries build services, great libraries build communities.
--R. David Lankes
The 2014 to 2019 Strategic Plan (PDF) 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.
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. Computer sessions are an hour per day. The computers automatically shut off at 5:20.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.