Official State of Iowa Website

Ask a Librarian

The professional librarians at the State Library are available Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except state holidays. There are multiple ways to reach them:

Phone: 800-248-4483


Live Chat: Click on the red chat icon in the lower left of the screen to begin a chat session.

Web Form: Complete the form below and click "Submit."

Recent News

Sep 28, 2023, 1:00 PM
A new tool is now available on the State Library website to help Iowans and visitors locate and connect with their local public library. The “Find My Local Library” tool displays an interactive and informational map of all the public libraries in the state. Learn More
Aug 8, 2023, 1:51 PM
The State Library has been awarded a grant of more than $246,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as part of the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program. The grant will be used on efforts to support the psychosocial needs of Iowa library staff and patrons. Learn More
Aug 1, 2023, 2:31 PM
Registration is now open for the State Library Learning Circuit on Thursday, Sept. 28. The event will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Registration is $20 and includes a continental breakfast and box lunch. Librarians can earn 5 CE credits for attending. Learn More