Programs & Services

We are proud to offer an array of programs and services for all ages.

Workshops/Clubs

We are proud to offer an array of programs for all ages. We strive to make this library a favorite place in Marple. Click on the link for details about our adults, tween/teens, and children’s programs.

Adult Quiet Room

Everyone needs a little peace and quiet from time to time. You can find that place to concentrate and/or study in Marple Library’s Quiet Room. Cell phone use not allowed. This special space has been furnished through the generosity of the Friends of Marple Library and Broomall Rotary Club.

Item Requests

You can request materials from any Delaware County library by placing a hold through your account or by visiting the Circulation desk. You will be notified by telephone or email when that item arrives. Requested items must be picked up within five days.

Interlibrary Loans

If you need an item not held by a Delaware County library, you may ask us to try to find it in another library within the state or across the country. You will be notified when the item arrives. Items must be picked up within five days. A request can be made by phone or in person.

Museum Passes

Enjoy visiting museums but can’t handle the cost of taking the whole family? Check out our collection of museum passes. Loan period is three (3) days.

Curbside Pickup

We are happy to offer the ease and convenience of our Curbside Pickup Service to all our patrons. Directions and how to access what is available can be found on our Curbside Pickup page.

Community Puzzle

The Community Puzzle is open to everyone. All you have to do is stop by the puzzle, near the TV sign, and spend some time adding a few pieces. Enjoy the benefits of jigsaw puzzles (reduced anxiety, increased patience, boosted problem-solving skills, and enhanced brain functioning) while contributing to this joint effort.

At-Home Delivery Service

We offer free home delivery of library materials to township residents who are unable to visit the library due to Short- or Long-term illness, Non-driver status (Senior) and/or Physical Challenge.

Once a month a volunteer or staff member will deliver library items to the patron’s home. The following month those materials will be picked up and a new selection will be dropped off. Specific books may be requested by title, and assistance is offered in selecting books by category.

To enroll in the At-Home Delivery Service program, the patron must complete the At-Home Delivery Service survery so that we can better assist in material selection. The at-home delivery service is free. Overdue fines are not charged on homebound material; however, patrons are responsible for damaged or lost items. For more information about our At-Home Delivery Service contact Bridgette at (610) 356-1510, extension 705.

Proctoring Services

Qualified librarians are available by appointment to proctor examinations and tests. We will provide a public access computer for online exams. It is the responsibility of the test taker to schedule a date with sufficient time to take the exam before the deadline established by the institution/examining body and to ensure that our computing resources are adequate for your test taking requirements.

Proctoring services must be scheduled a minimum of one week prior to the test date. There is a fee for each exam proctored: $20 for Marple Township Residents and $30 for non-residents. We reserve the right to charge a $20/$30 cancellation fee if less than 24 hours’ notice is given or upon multiple cancellations. Please review this attached Marple Public Library Proctoring Services Policy. Test dates are scheduled in person at the Reference Desk or by phone at 610-356-1510.

 

Technology

Convenient technology service options right at the library.

DVD Rentals

We have NO RENTAL FEES to check out DVDs! Overdue fines do still apply though, so be sure to return them on time.

Kindle

We offer 15 devices preloaded with a variety of titles. Kindles are available for three weeks to checkout and can also be renewed. You can now place a hold on a Kindle through your library account and pick it up at any Delaware County Library.

Roku Ultra

You can check out a Roku streaming device for two weeks to watch Netflix, Hulu, and other streaming content on your tv. An HDMI port on your tv and a wireless internet connection are all you need to get started. Visit the Information Desk for details.

Wireless Access

Our updated wireless network means access with no password required to log on – look for MarpleLBGuest on your device when you enter the library and be sure to disable any pop-up blocker to view and accept our access policy. Access extends to the parking lot and outside seating area.

Fax Services

Need to send or receive a fax? You can now do it at Marple Library for $1 per page. Ask for details at the Circulation Desk.

Charging Station

Thanks to a generous gift from Brinker Financial, library visitors have access to our complimentary Phone and Tablet Charging Station.

Mobile Printing Services

You have three convenient options to print from your mobile devices or from home to the library printer.

1. Go to the web Portal: http://www.printeron.com/marple/printing to select what you want to print

2. Send your document to the appropriate e-mail address for 8.5 x 11 black and white or color

marple-bw@printspots.com for black and white
marple-color@printspots.com for color

3. Download the PrinterOn app to your device and locate our printers

• iOS App: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/printeron/id406584999?mt=8
Android App: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.printeron.droid.phone

Within 24 hours of sending your print job, go to the print release station in the library and locate the job with the e-mail address you supplied. Pay for your job and it will be sent to the printer.