The Marshall-Lyon County Library is comprised of three libraries in Southwestern Minnesota. We have locations in Marshall, Balaton, and Cottonwood, Minnesota. We are also part of the Plum Creek Regional Library System, a federated regional public library system spanning 9 SWMN counties, which participates in the Minnesota Reciprocal Borrowing Compact.  MLCL collaborates with the Minneota Public Library and the Tracy Public Library to provide library services and share resources throughout Lyon County, MN.

Our daily mission is to be the community’s gathering place, encouraging reading, learning, and exploring new ideas.  Likewise, we strive to show the Library as an indispensable resource to help Lyon County citizens and communities succeed in a constantly changing world, regardless of their paths or goals. We always appreciate feedback and ideas to help make us a better and more responsive library!

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Fall Saturday hours start September 10: Marshall building: 10 am - 5 pm; Drive-up window 9 am - noon.

Fall Hours at Marshall

By Emilirose Rasmusson | August 22, 2022

Autumn will be here before you know it! The Marshall, Balaton, and Cottonwood Libraries will be closed Saturday, September 3rd through Monday, September 5th for Labor Day Weekend. After Labor…

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