Pick-Up Service

Pick-up service is still available at our Marshall location by request. Staff will retrieve your items and have them waiting for you to pick up.

1. Make your request

You can request items by email (library@marshalllyonlibrary.org) or phone (507-537-7003). You may also place your own holds online. Learn how here!

If you contact us, staff will ask you to provide the following information:

  • Your name
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • Library Card Number
  • Email (if applicable)
  • What types of materials are you requesting? (Books, movies, fiction/nonfiction, audiobooks, Children’s, Teen, cake pans, puzzles, magazines, etc.).
  • Your requests such as specific titles, authors, subjects, genres.
  • Do you need or prefer large print?
  • If you don’t have specific titles in mind, how many items would you like?

Note: We will do our best to fulfill your requests; however, with limited access to area collections please accept a staff recommendation if necessary.  Also, recent releases might not be available.

2. Schedule a pick-up time or wait for email notice of holds

If you want us to choose books for you, please schedule a time to pick your items up. You can contact the library by email (library@marshalllyonlibrary.org) or phone (507-537-7003). Your items will be waiting for you.

If you placed your own holds, you’ll receive an email when they’re ready to pick up and check out!

Drive-Up Window

You may also pick up your items via our drive-up window. Currently, the drive-up window is available from 9 am – noon on Saturdays.

The drive-up window is located just before the drive-up book drop on the east side of our building. Please approach in the direction of the arrows.

An image showing the location of the drive-up book drop, pick-up window, and walk-up book drop on the Marshall Library.

Need items delivered?

Those ages 60+ or those with underlying health conditions are eligible for our Reader’s Café To Go service. Click here for more information. If you can’t come to the library safely, we’re glad to bring the books to your doorstep.

Don’t forget digital!

There are lots of things you can check out from home! Explore digital library options here.

Don’t have a card? Give us a call (507-537-7003) for a temporary digital-only access card.

Just returning items?

Outdoor book drops are always open. Items that will not fit in the drops can be returned at the main desk or drive-up window during open hours.


Computer Access & Wi-fi

Public computers are available for 30 minutes maximum. Public wi-fi is available (MLCL Public, password bookstoread) and may be accessed from portions of the parking lot. You may also bring your own device to access wi-fi and wireless printing. Please keep your total time in the library to 30 minutes or less.

If you have an emergency need for a computer that may require more than 30 minutes and do not have one of your own, please call the library first.