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You can...

...visit or call one of our branch libraries.

...use the research databases and websites found on our Research page. Use the categories on the left side of the screen to narrow your search and find relevant resources.

To request a meeting room reservation for our Fairmont, Fairview, or Mannington locations, please visit our booking website: mcpls.evanced.info/spaces. You must have a valid email address to use this service. If you do not have a valid email address and would like to reserve a meeting room, call your local library.

The Marion County Public Library System is always grateful for support, whether it comes in the form of a financial donation, donation of materials, or donation of time as a volunteer.  Thank you for your interest in supporting your library!

To request information about making a financial donation, contact the library system director, Erika Reed, at 304-366-1210.

A library card is provided free of charge to any person who wishes to borrow library materials or use library computers, and can be obtained at any branch of the Marion County Public Library System.  Applicants must apply for a card in person.  Only one card is allowed per individual.  Library cards expire every two years but can be renewed as long as all outstanding fines and fees are paid in full.

Eligibility and registration

Marion County Public Library System borrowing privileges are extended free of charge to anyone domiciled in the state of West Virginia.  In order to borrow materials from the Marion County Public Library System, library users must register for a Marion County Public Library System card.    Library cards will be issued for 2 years and will expire on the anniversary of the registration date. 

All applicants for library cards must provide proof of his/her current residents and photo identification.  Identification with only a Post Office Box will require proof of a street address.  A General Delivery address is not acceptable.

Photo ID from one of the following:

  • Valid West Virginia driver’s license with current address
  • West Virginia DMV-issued  state ID card with current address
  • Government-issued Military ID

If address on photo ID is not current or not included on card we require current address verification from one of the following:

  • Current utility bill (past 60 days)
  • Valid vehicle registration
  • Pay stub with printed address
  • Current Medicaid card with address
  • Bank statement with address
  • Court issued documents
  • School transcript
  • Mortgage paperwork, lease, rent receipt, or property deed

Alternate identification may be accepted at the discretion of the Librarian or Branch Manager.

MINOR CARDS:  Cards for children under the age of 18 must be obtained by the child’s responsible parent or legal guardian, require the signature of said adult who must be present and provide the same eligibility and verification standards required for an adult card.  Parents or guardians will be responsible for all items checked out on their children’s cards.  Minor cards do not carry DVD borrowing privileges unless specifically authorized by the responsible parent or guardian, or unless that parent or guardian is present.

INTERNET ONLY CARDS:  Gives patrons access to computers and Internet access at all library branches but does not include any other privileges.  Applicants must provide a photo ID with proof of age.  Cards are issued only to adults age 18 or over.  Internet cards may be issued to minors ages 13-17 but must be requested by the child’s responsible parent or legal guardian, who must supply the required photo ID.  Minors under age 13 may not obtain Internet cards.

RESTRICTIONS:  Cardholders assume responsibility for all items checked out on the card.  Corporate cards are issued at the discretion of the Library Director or Branch Manager.

LOST CARDS:  Initial library cards are issued free of charge under the conditions listed above.  Replacement cost for lost, missing, damaged cards is $0.50 for library cards and $2.00 for Internet cards.  Replacement cards for minors will only be issued to the child’s responsible parent or legal guardian; all requests must be made in person at any library branch.

Can’t remember when your books, movies and music are due?   Log into your library account by clicking the link at the top of any page.  You can even renew materials online unless a hold has been placed on a title by another library user.

You have several options when it comes to paying fines:  you can pay by cash, check or credit card at any of our branch libraries.  You can view your fines online by logging in to your account; to do so simply click the link at the top of any page.

If you have questions please contact your local branch library.

Overdue fines are assessed at the following rates:

You can renew items online, in-person at any of our 4 branches, or over the phone.  For information on branch library locations, phone numbers and hours, please visit our Locations page.   Deposit books, video games and entertainment DVDs for which a rental fee is charged may not be renewed.

Note:  we use the term “book” here as a generic term; you can request DVDs, music CDs, audiobooks, and more!  

Wireless internet access (“Wi-Fi”) is available at all branches except the Marion County Bookmobile.    Please read our Internet Use Policy.

You are invited to join our team of volunteers!  Whether you are a student (age 12 or older) or adult, employed or retired, you will be a welcome addition to our library team.  The Marion County Public Library System has many opportunities for you to share your skills, experience, time and energy. 
Volunteers provide much-needed services at our branch libraries.  These services vary by the volunteer’s personal interest and the branch library’s need.   Volunteer opportunities may involve:
Shelving books