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. 

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.

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

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

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

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 by appointment in the Law Library.