State Library Publications

The State Library produces publications for many audiences including the general public, legislators, Iowa libraries, stakeholders, and more. Here's a list and links to the most up-to-date versions of each publication the State Library produces.

Strategic Plan

The State Library strategic planning process is set on a five-year cycle of fiscal years and is approved by the Iowa Commission of Libraries and the federal Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

More About the Strategic Plan

Enrich Iowa Report

The State Library administers Enrich Iowa funding appropriated by the Iowa Legislature to libraries in Iowa on an annual basis. Iowa Code Section 256.57(6) requires a report be submitted by January 15 of each year to the Iowa General Assembly and Governor's Office on the uses and impacts of the Enrich Iowa funding.

Access the Enrich Iowa Report

In Service to Iowa: Public Library Standards (6th Edition)

This publication is the manual for the State Library Standards and Accreditation Program. It documents the condition of public library service in Iowa, determines the formula for State Aid funding, and meets statutory requirements.

Read the Public Library Standards

Iowa Library Trustee's Handbook

The purpose of the Iowa Library Trustee’s Handbook is to give trustees a basic understanding of their responsibilities and power. It contains useful, practical information about developing policy, the board/director relationship, funding, intellectual freedom, library laws and many other topics.

View the Trustee's Handbook