Dubuque County IA Library

Find Dubuque County, Iowa libraries, such as state, town, city, public, private, college and university library branches. Libraries provide information on applications, borrowing books, ebooks, library programs, online databases and research.

Carnegie-Stout Public Library 360 West 11th Street Dubuque IA 52001 563-589-4225

Cascade Public Library 301 1st Avenue West Cascade IA 52033 563-852-3222

Dubuque County Library 405 3rd Avenue Northeast Farley IA 52046 563-744-3371

James Kennedy Public Library 320 1st Avenue East Dyersville IA 52040 563-875-8912

About Dubuque County Libraries

Dubuque County Libraries are institutions that stores and make available collections of books, periodicals, electronic databases, and other information sources to either the general public or a specific group of patrons in Dubuque County, IA. Library collections may also include musical recordings, films, and other cultural materials. In addition to making their physical and electronic collections available to patrons, Dubuque County Libraries organize and sponsor a wide range of programs and activities that complement their collections.

You may contact the Library for questions about:
  • Public Libraries near you
  • Dubuque County Library catalogs and collections
  • Library research facilities and databases
  • Dubuque County Library cards
  • Library programs and events
Dubuque County Public Libraries

Dubuque County Public Libraries are Dubuque County or local government operations. While registration and a Dubuque County library card are usually required, access to most of the materials and services offered at a Public Library is generally free. Physical items may be borrowed and electronic materials accessed without an additional fee. While registration and the issuance of a card may be limited to residents of the jurisdiction served by a Public Library, most Libraries honor cards from other Public Libraries near Dubuque County and many participate in programs that allow for inter-library loans. In larger jurisdictions, the Public Library may consist of a main Library building with additional satellite facilities referred to as Dubuque County Library Branches.

Dubuque County Academic Libraries are typically housed at colleges and universities primarily for the benefit of students and faculty, though some may open their collections and services to residents of the surrounding communities. Iowa State Libraries primarily serve as repositories for state documents to support research by IA employees and legislators, though they are also open to the general public.

Special Library Collections

In addition to the general collections found in a Dubuque County Public Library, special collections may be available that emphasize local history and institutions or unique aspects of the community. Special collections may have value as historical artifacts and may not be available for circulation outside of the Iowa Library facility.

Dubuque County Public Library Programs

Dubuque County Public Libraries make computers available on site for patrons' research activities and to provide access to their electronic databases and publications. Public Libraries also frequently offer programs and services that support patrons in job searches, Dubuque County genealogy research, small business development, or legal research. Book readings by authors and a variety of entertainment events may also be presented, such as musical performances, poetry readings, and children's events.