Marshall Public Library, serving an area of 12,600 residents, has a collection of 32,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 800 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 2,200 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of 6 employees, including one fully accredited librarian, plus volunteers. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $32,000. Patrons make 16,000 visits annually, and check out materials 75,000 times. Thirty-eight percent of all check-outs are children's materials.