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    Welcome to the State Library of Iowa

    We provide support and resources for Iowa libraries and information services to the public. Find out more about us.

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    NEW Public Library Compensation Toolkit

    A resource to help directors and boards assess and plan for equitable compensation for library positions. Find out more and access the Toolkit.


For Libraries

Supporting Iowa libraries to ensure outstanding library service for citizens.



For Iowans

Expanding information access and high-quality resources for Iowans.



Delivering support and services to state government employees.

Recent News

Jul 12, 2024, 11:02 AM
IA Learns, the State Library’s learning management system for continuing education courses and the Endorsement program, is transitioning to a new platform next month. Learn More
Jul 8, 2024, 10:27 AM
Iowa public library directors and staff are invited to share their thoughts on some of the programs and resources offered by the State Library this past fiscal year. Learn More
Jun 11, 2024, 2:40 PM
A new resource is now available on the State Library website to help assess and plan for equitable compensation for library positions in Iowa. Learn More
Jun 6, 2024, 3:02 PM
The State Library has published an updated document compiling statistics from the FY23 Public Library Annual Survey. The “Big Stats Book” as it’s known in house contains information on income, expenditures, collections, circulation, programs, staff, and more. Learn More
May 13, 2024, 2:42 PM
Each grant offers up to a $1,500 reimbursement for registration, hotel, and transportation. Learn More

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