Our Collection

The Marshall-Lyon County Library’s collection has more than 90,000 items, ranging from books and movies to music and puzzles.  Like most libraries, each of our three locations is organized by general age groups. Below is a quick explanation of those collections. To learn more, click on the link.

Adult Collection

This collection strives to provide both entertainment and information.  Whether you prefer reading fiction for enjoyment, listening to a biography while commuting, finding out about the history of Southwest Minnesota, or relaxing to a jazz CD while pouring over a mouthwatering cookbook, the materials included here hold something for everyone.

Teen Collection

Including both fiction and nonfiction in various formats, this collection is intended to both reflect and expand the worldviews of teenagers. Teen materials are informative and engaging, focusing on topics particularly interesting and relevant to teens as they navigate their way to full adulthood.

Children’s Collection

Ranging in materials geared to newborns (and new parents) to elementary school kids, the materials here are both entertaining and educational.  In particular, the Library has created a well-rounded collection to interest all types and level of readers to help build strong minds that love to read.