Fayette County Library

Find Fayette 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.


Arlington Public Library 711 Main Street Arlington IA 50606 563-633-3475


Clermont Public Library 503 Larrabee Street Clermont IA 52135 563-423-7286

Elgin Public Library 214 Main Street Elgin IA 52141 563-426-5313

Fayette Community Library PO Box 107 Fayette IA 52142 563-425-3344

Hawkeye Library 104 South 2nd Street Hawkeye IA 52147 563-427-5536

Oelwein Library 201 East Charles Street Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-1515

About Fayette County Libraries

Fayette 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 Fayette 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, Fayette 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
  • Fayette County Library catalogs and collections
  • Library research facilities and databases
  • Fayette County Library cards
  • Library programs and events
Fayette County Public Libraries

Fayette County Public Libraries are Fayette County or local government operations. While registration and a Fayette 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 Fayette 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 Fayette County Library Branches.

Fayette 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 Fayette 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.

Fayette County Public Library Programs

Fayette 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, Fayette 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.