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Books and Reading

Information to help you find a book to read.

Visit our Online Catalog (OPAC)

Click the link above to access our online catalog.  Browse news, look over the newest and most popular items in our collection, or look for an old favorite.  If you are a current patron, log-in using your username and PIN to review books, reserve books, renew books, or simply browse our collection from anywhere you have internet access!  Please stop by the library to get your username and PIN or if you need help using the new catalog.

WILBOR is now "Bridges"

If you have been a user of digital audio downloads or eBooks, you may have noticed changes to the WILBOR system.

Marcus Public Library is now participating in Bridges, Iowa's eLibrary, offering eBooks and audiobooks available to download for free anytime, anywhere. Library card holders can check out and download digital media by visiting http://bridges.lib.overdrive.com.  Bridges takes up where WILBOR left off.  If you were using WILBOR, your information has been transferred and you’ll be very familiar with how things work.

Marcus Public Library patrons have access to more than 16,500 eBooks and 7,500 audiobooks. Many titles offer multiple copies for checkout, and users can request to be emailed or automatically check out items when they become available. Digital content is borrowed for a set period of time and titles automatically expire at the end of the lending period- there are no late fees!

Users can browse the library’s website, check out with a valid library card, and access borrowed titles via PC, Mac, and mobile devices with free desktop and mobile apps. 

This service is powered by OverDrive, which supports all major computers and devices and is free for patrons with their library card.

 

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Spend some time browsing the links on the left to find suggestions for a good book to read.  We enjoy reading just as much as you do and we'd love to talk to you about books. Stop into the library to see our displays of featured books, or talk to a librarian about what you're reading, or to get ideas on what to read next.

  • Contact us to suggest a book for purchase.
  • Call or e-mail the library to place a hold on a book.
  • Tell us what you thought of a book by submitting a Book Talk form.

 

Learn the Value of the Library!  How much do you save by utilizing the Public Library? 

The love of learning, the sequestered nooks,
And all the sweet serenity of books.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)