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Emmetsburg Public Library
707 Superior St
Emmetsburg, IA 50536
Phone: 712-852-4009
Fax: 712-852-3785

Mission: “The Emmetsburg Public Library empowers an informed citizenry by helping people to use information effectively, make informed life decisions, and research their heritage.”

Library Complex Hours:
7:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.* †
7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.* †
9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.* †

*Test proctoring services and make-up examinations are not available when the college library staff is not on hand, e.g., Tuesday/Thursday evenings and Saturdays. Please allow time for the examination. Please call ahead, 712-852-5317, to check for availability and/or to make arrangements.

†The library complex is not open until 9:30 a.m. mornings when college offices are closed.

In addition to the public library hours, the college library personnel are available during the school season:
     Monday - Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
     Friday - 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
For more information, www.emmetsburg.lib.ia.us

The Library Complex is closed on the following holidays:

New Year’s Day

Labor Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Thanksgiving Day

St. Pat’s Saturday Celebration

Christmas Eve after 2:30 p.m.

Good Friday after 2:30 p.m.

Christmas Day

Memorial Day

New Year’s Eve after 2:30 p.m.

Independence Day


Services Available

  • Borrow books, magazines, movies, TV series, audiobooks
  • Public computers available, including laptops
  • Programming for children, teens and adults--SEE WEBSITE
  • Copying, scanning and faxing services
  • Genealogical/historical research collection & local Genealogy Society meetings
  • Outreach services available to homebound and institution-bound individuals
  • Downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks available for borrowing
  • Multiple databases available for research
  • Interlibrary loan services available--worldwide--including article copies
  • Special collections on display: the Vandervelde Primitive Cultures Collection & The Hobson Collection

Library Cards
Emmetsburg Public Library cards are free of charge. You can use them at other BEACON libraries in North Central Iowa, too. In fact, you can borrow from nearly all Iowa libraries through the Open Access program. Get yours today!    




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