Official State of Iowa Website

For State Employees

State Capitol Building in Des Moines Iowa

The State Library supports state employees in the important work they do for the public. Reference librarians are available to assist with research, locate and request materials from other libraries around the world, and tracking down information and data. Online resources are available to be used by state employees, and state agencies are able to digitize and archive publications with Iowa Publications Online from the State Library. Find out more about our resources, programs, and services for state employees below.

Online Resources for State Employees

The State Library provides a variety of Online Resources for state employees. 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. Browse the State Library catalog, find thousands of documents produced by Iowa state agencies, explore Iowa history and culture with free access to digital collections, and more.

Programs for State Employees

The State Library offers two programs state employees may find helpful:

State Data CenterThe State Data Center of Iowa is the source for population, housing, business and government statistics about Iowa, including data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Iowa state agencies, and other state and federal sources. Browse quick facts about Iowa and its counties and cities, read profiles on Iowa's demographic populations, explore and export data, and more. Contact the coordinator with questions on any aspect of Iowa's population.

All Iowa ReadsEstablished in 2003, the purpose of All Iowa Reads is to foster a sense of unity through reading. Iowans are encouraged to come together in their communities to read and talk about a single book title in the same calendar year. All Iowa Reads consists of three programs, each with one title chosen per year: adults, teens ages 12-18, and kids ages 8-12.

Services for State Employees

The State Library provides several different services for state employees. Click the links below to find out more:

State Library reference librarians can help with navigating Iowa state government, locating information, or research assistance:

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