Our Vision

"We inspire the creation, discovery, and sharing of knowledge through our services, physical space and virtual space."

Get A Library Card

Residents of Marathon, Biigtigong Nishnaabeg and Netmizaaggamig are eligible for a FREE library card. Use the form or visit the library to sign up for a library card.

*Non-residents can register for a library card for a fee of $25.

Borrowing Basics

Once you’ve registered and received a library card, you can immediately begin borrowing books and movies in-person from the library.

Books can be borrowed for up to 21 days before return or renewal.
Movies can be borrowed for up to 5 days before return or renewal. 

Browse our entire library catalogue online, keep track of what you’ve read, and reserve items for in-person or curbside pickup. 

To Get Started:

  • Select the “Start Browsing” button below.
  • Select “Log In” from the top menu bar.
  • Enter your library card number and the default pin: “books”.

Fine Free

As of November 2022 our library has gone fine free!! 

When you return a book late, you will not be charged.

You will not be able to check out any new items if you have overdue books.

If a book is not returned within 60 days you will be charged a replacement cost for the book.

Interlibrary Loans

Can’t find the book you’re looking for? Let us bring it in from another library for you! Inter-library loans are a free service to all library patrons. Fill out the form below to get started.


E-Library

Marathon Public Library card holders receive free access to several online resources where users can borrow e-books, audiobooks, magazines, TV shows, movies, and more!

To use Libby or Hoopla: sign up for a new account using your library card number. The default password (should you need one) is “books”

Cantook Station: Il y a plus de 9,000 livres électroniques et livres audio canadiens français, et aussi des livres européens et des oeuvres traduites.Avec votre carte de bibliothèque et votre NIP (books), accédez à Cantook Station sur le Web ou via l’application Aldiko Next app pour iOSAndroid.

Need help? Contact or visit the library and one of our staff will be happy to assist you.

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