Official State of Iowa Website
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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

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
May 8, 2024, 8:38 AM
Since its launch in October 2022, the People’s Law Library of Iowa has gained thousands of online visitors and even more content related to Iowa’s laws. The website helps Iowans find the legal information they need in plain, easy to understand language. Learn More
Apr 22, 2024, 2:51 PM
The three authors of the 2024 All Iowa Reads titles will appear in virtual visits this June. The visits are free and open to the public; registration is required. Learn More

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