Official State of Iowa Website

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. Click the links below to access each resource.

Resources for All Users

The following resources are available to all users at any time.

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.

Historical Iowa Maps

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Historical maps of Iowa towns developed by the Sanborn Company from the Library of Congress.

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.

Legal Resources for Iowans

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Easy-to-understand information on Iowa's laws and more.

Resources for State Library Cardholders

The resources below require a State Library card to access. Don't have a State Library Card? Request one: Get a State Library Card

Homework Help & Tutoring

Tutoring, homework help, and studying suite designed to assist patrons of all ages succeed.

Reference Solutions (formally ReferenceUSA)

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NOTE: Due to low usage, this resource is in the process of being discontinued.

Resources for Law Library Users

The following resources are only available to users within the Law Library during regular business hours. Find out more: Visit the Law Library

Legal Research

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

Foundation Directory Online

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