Internet stations

Marshalltown Public Library offers 31 free Internet stations, available on a first-come first-served basis. There are twenty internet stations in the Reference area and eight in the Youth department that may be used for up to 75 minutes per day with your library card. One 30-minute Internet station is available in Reference. Two 15-minute, guest access computers are available in Reference for those who don’t have library cards.

Word Processing

Two stations are available with Microsoft Office for word processing and desktop publishing. These computers are available on a first-come first-served basis.

Research Station

Ask at the Information Desk about using our Research Station to access the library’s databases.

Wireless Printing

Now you can print from anywhere to the library’s printers. Visit our Print From Anywhere page to learn more. Retrieve your print jobs from the print release computer behind the library’s Information Desk.


The library offers Chromebooks for check-out for 2 hours within the library.  In order to be eligible to check out Chromebooks, library card holders must be over the age of 18, live in the library’s service area (Marshalltown, rural Marshall County, Haverhill, or Ferguson), have no fines or fees on their library account, and have had their account for at least three months.


iPads are available for in-library checkout at the Youth Services desk. Ask at the Youth Desk about signing up for a tablet borrowing card.

One-on-one help with technology at the library

Note: due to Covid-19, one-on-one tech help appointments are not currently available. Check back later for further updates.

Get one-on-one help with your device from a library staff member.  Sign up for a half hour appointment by calling the library’s Check-Out Desk at 641-754-5738 ext. 2. Appointments are available the following days/times:

  • 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday mornings, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday evenings, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Technology Help Sessions:

Students from Marshalltown High School’s Hyperstream Club come in once a week in the afternoons to help people one-on-one with their devices. This program is not currently available for the 2020-2021 school year.