Books & Authors web

Books & Authors is an online resource designed to help public library patrons discover today’s popular fiction and non-fiction titles as well as the classics of yesterday. It also helps them answer the age-old question of “What do I read next?

Credo Reference

Credo is an easy-to-tool for research, homework, and other reference needs. Gather background information on your topic from over 1000 full-text encyclopedias and subject handbooks, as well as 500,000+ images and audio files and over 1000 videos.


Thank you to all our Patrons and Supporters who took their time to attend the Council Meeting. The Library Staff feel truly blessed to have so many Friends for the library. 


The Library is open and has been open for everyone to come inside since January 18th. We are still limiting to 15 people in at a time. Just ring the bell to the right of the door and we will let you in for a 30 minute visit. The public is welcome to use computers, browse or sit for a bit. Curbside service is still available.  Please call 641-484-4484 to set up a time to stop by for curbside service. 

Our computers are working and we can make copies and send faxes.  You can also email or reserve a book through our online card catalog from this webpage. Just click on the picture of the books.  We still offer e-books and e-audios through Bridges, also accessible through this webpage. If you need to know your card number just give us a call.

We are currently checking out books, movies, audio books and magazines. Masks are still required and 6' distancing. If you don't have a mask or forget yours, don't worry, we have some and hand sanitizer too!

To help keep everyone safe and the collections clean, we are asking anyone that takes material from the shelf and decides not to take it home to put it in one of the totes at the end of the shelf so we can wipe them before putting them away. This is being done in an effort to continue to keep everyone safe! 

Our current temporary hours through May are: M: 12-5 T: 12-6 W:12-3 Th: 12-6 Fri: 9-12 Closed Weekends. 

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This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.