Borrower Policy / Loan Periods / Fines & Fees

Your library card application is a contract, so please read this information carefully. There is no charge to borrow materials from Marion Public Library, provided they are returned on time and in good condition. To check out items, you must present your library card or photo ID.

It is the cardholder’s responsibility to:

  • Let staff know if your name, address or phone number changes
  • Be financially responsible for material borrowed with your card
  • Monitor the material your child selects and checks out
  • Pay all fines/charges for the late return, loss of, or damage to all materials borrowed on this card
  • Report a lost/stolen card immediately because you are responsible for all items checked out on your card until you report your card lost/stolen.
Item Loan Period (in Days) Late Fees per Day Fine Limits per Item


21 $ .10 $5.00


21 $ .10 $5.00

Children's Books

21 $ .10 $5.00


21 $ .10 $5.00


7 $ .10 $5.00


Item Checkout Limits:  A maximum of 99 items can be checked out on a library card at any one time.  A maximum of 7 DVDs can be checked out on a library card at any one time.

Renewals: Two renewals are allowed on all materials with the exception of interlibrary loan items and items with holds.

Holds: All hold items will be held for 3 days before being passed to the next patron in line or returned to the shelf.