Library Cards

A Marshalltown Public Library borrower’s card will be issued to any resident of Iowa who is at least 3 years of age. Children 3 to 11 will be issued a youth card which must be signed by a parent or legal guardian who is responsible for items checked out by the child. Children must be physically present in order to sign them up for a library card.

Identification with a permanent current address (drivers’ license; utility bill; school ID, etc.) must be shown by anyone applying for a borrower’s card. Lost cards can be replaced for $2.00. As with a new card, patrons must show a form of ID (drivers’ license; utility bill; school ID, etc.) when replacing their library card.

You must present a current library card or other proof of identification to check out library materials.

Sign up for a library card here or come to the library’s Check-Out Desk to sign up for a library card.

The library collects a variety of materials for check-out–including books, eBooks, audiobooks on CD, DVDs, magazines, newspapers, and book/CD sets.

Renewals are welcomed and can be made in person, by phone (641-754-5738 ext. 2), or in the online catalog. Reserved or high demand materials cannot be renewed.

Fines are not assessed for overdue materials. Patrons who lose or damage books or other items will be charged replacement cost plus a $5.00 service charge.

Books and other items may be returned 24 hours per day at the library’s drive-up book and audio-visual return located on Linn Street, on the north side of the library building. Books can also be returned in the walk-up book and audio-visual return located on the south side of the library building. A book return is also located in the Check-Out desk as you enter the building.

If we do not own the book or audiobook you are looking for, the library may be able to borrow it for you from another library. Ask at the Information Desk about interlibrary loan!

Never logged on to your library account before? Click here to see a video on how to get started.