Online Resources for Iowans

The State Library provides a variety of Online Resources for Iowans. Some are available to all online users, while others require a State Library card to access or are only available for use in the Law Library. 

Resources for All Users

State Library Online Catalog

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Browse and search for books, journals, videos and more from the State Library collections.

Career Training & Tutorials

Resources for career services, test prep, software tutorials, and Veteran services.

Iowa Publications Online

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Find thousands of documents produced by Iowa state agencies for the general public in this online archive.

Iowa Heritage Digital Collections

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Explore Iowa history and culture with free access to digital collections from the State Library and other Iowa institutions.

Resources for State Library Cardholders

Don't have a State Library Card? Request one at the link below:

Get a State Library Card

Historical Iowa Maps

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Historical maps of 360 Iowa towns developed by the Sanborn Company to identify fire hazards.

Foundation Directory Online

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Research tool to help nonprofits find the grantmakers most likely to fund their projects.

Reference Solutions (formally ReferenceUSA)

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Internet-based reference service for government agencies, providing listings of U.S. businesses and individuals.

Resources for Law Library Users

Legal Research

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Premiere database for legal research. Available to walk-in researchers during normal business hours at the Law Library.