Below are services available to all members of the general public.
Whether you're asking a reference question, are seeking reader's advisory or need technology assistance, our trained staff is ready to provide assistance. Questions can be submitted using any of the following:
- The online form found here
- By phone at (563) 659-5523 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- In person at the circulation desk during any of our normal business hours
Get a Library Card
To begin checking out items from our library, stop by to get a free library card. For more details on who may borrow, what identification is required and other details, read our full circulation policy here.
eBooks and eAudiobooks
Did you know your library card grants you access to eBooks and eAudiobooks through a state-wide online consortium called Bridges? Bridges includes thousands of titles free of charge to library users. Some eligibility restrictions do apply.*
To get started accessing eBooks and eAudiobooks with the Libby app, click here.
*Eligibility: In accordance with the contract signed through the State Library of Iowa, DeWitt Community Library agrees to make Bridges online eBook and eAudiobook service available only to residents of its own city, rural residents of its own county, and/or residents of contracting cities. Open Access customers are not eligible for access to our Bridges account.
Did you know that the library provides access to several Online Databases that are not accessible through a normal internet search?
- Ancestry.com. A membership subscription to one of the leading genealogical research sites. Available in-library only.
Can't find a specific item at our library? We can request it from another library for you! See staff for more details or click HERE to request an interlibrary loan.
The library provides free Wi-Fi access and has desktop computers and several laptops available for in-library use.
WiFi: Bring in your laptop or mobile device to the library and access the internet for free.
Use a Library Computer: Desktop computers are available to the public free of charge. To use a library computer, sign in with your library card or ask for a Guest Pass at the Circulation Desk. All library card-holders are welcome to use the internet, although younger children should be supervised while on the computers. For more details on library computer and internet use, view our Internet and Computer Usage Policy.
Use a Library Laptop or Chromebook: The library offers laptops for patrons to sign out and use anywhere in the library. For more details on this service, view our Laptop and Tablet Lending Policy.
Print, Copy, Scan, Fax or Laminate
Print or Copy: A public printer/copier is available for use, and Mobile Printing Services now enables you to print to the library from any location. Pages sized 8.5" x 11" are 15 cents per page in black and white and $1 per page for color.
Scan: The public printer/copier is also available for scanning purposes. Documents may be scanned and sent to email or USB for no charge.
Fax: Faxes may be sent from the library at the rate of $2 for the first page with $1 for each additional page. Faxes of any length may be received at our number (563-659-2901) for $1.
Laminate: A wide-format laminator is available for use at the rate of $1 per sheet of laminate used. A paper cutter is available upon request for resizing laminated sheets.
If you are taking a class from a remote institution and require a proctor, our library does offer free proctoring services. You may call or stop in to make an appointment for a proctored test.
The library provides delivery services for those who are homebound and unable to visit the library in-person. To sign up for this program, you may call the library, pick up a Homebound Services Sign Up Form or click HERE to sign up online.
*Delivery services are only available for DeWitt Residents.
In addition to our materials for check-out, technology and facility offerings, the library offers educational and entertaining programs and special events for community members to enjoy. To find out about upcoming programs or events, view our LibCal Online Calendar or the webpage for the age-range of programs you are interested in: Adults, Teens, Kids.
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Consider the library an extension of your space - we have spaces to read, study, meet, play and more.
Reading Areas and Study Desks: There are several open locations around the library set aside for quiet work/reading or small-group meetings. Feel free to look around and find a space that suits you. If you are in need of a more secluded workspace, see "Reserve a Meeting/Study Room" below.
Reserve a Meeting/Study Room: The library has several meeting and study rooms available for reservation or on a walk-in basis. Please see our full Meeting Room Policy for general rules, reservation information and detailed descriptions of meeting room types, amenities and restrictions. To book a space, contact library staff or visit our LibCal Booking Site.
Kids Zone: The children's section holds our children's book collection and is equipped with a variety of toys and games suitable for our young visitors. Two family restrooms and a nursing room are located in close proximity to the Kids Zone. For more information about the Kids Zone and children's programs and services, visit our Kids webpage.
Teen Zone: The Teen Zone is home to Young Adult books, graphic novels, video games and more. Several Study rooms, comfortable seating and a gaming area is also available. For more information about the Teen Zone and teen/tween programs and services, visit our Teens webpage.
Genealogy: The library is home to newspaper records stored on microfilm, local history books and documents and allows the public access to Ancestry.com's databases. For more detailed information, view our Genealogy and Local History webpage.