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Iowa Center for the Book

Promoting books, reading, libraries and literacy
Iowa Center for the Book
An affiliate with the Library of Congress' Center for the Book, this program promotes books, reading, libraries, and literacy. Find information on All Iowa Reads, Letters About Literacy and where and when literature related events are happening.

Iowa Heritage Digital Collections

An online repository of Iowa history and culture
Iowa Heritage Digital Collections
An online repository of Iowa history and culture created by bringing together in digital form documents, images, maps, finding aids, interpretive and educational materials, and other media from collections held by a wide range of organizations throughout Iowa.

Iowa Publications Online

An online repository of Iowa government publications
Iowa Publications Online
This website is an electronic depository for documents intended for the general public produced by Iowa state agencies. This service allows Iowans and others to have electronic state documents at their fingertips.

Iowa Locator

An online catalog of lowa library items
Iowa Locator
The Iowa Locator is the statewide union catalog used by the public and libraries to locate library items. It represents the holdings of 700 Iowa libraries and contains 2.2 million titles.

State Data Center

Census data, government statistics about Iowa and more
State Data Center
The State Data Center of Iowa is your source for population, housing, business and government statistics about Iowa, including data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Iowa state agencies, and other state and federal sources.


1.3 billion items in more than 10,000 libraries worldwide
Search for what you want among more than 1 billion library-owned items, and then find it at a library near you.

What are you looking for?

This is a great place to start your search for information

Search engines are a fine place to start a search of the Internet, but often the results are unsatisfactory. Besides, the Internet isn't the only place to find information. Our library has gathered together some great resources for you to use to find the information you need.


  • Use Gale Pages to find information on a wide range of topics from various sources.
  • Use Iowa Locator or WorldCat to find books, CDs, DVDs and other items in libraries
  • Use HealthInfoIowa to start your search for health information

The subject guides give you a great place to find information on travel, sports, consumer goods and more.

Iowa Heritage Project and Iowa Publications Online can help you dig deep into all things Iowa.

Use the links at the left to find the information you need.


"Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information on it." -Samuel Johnson
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.