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Learn more about the library.


Where is the library?

We’re in Manchester, Iowa. Get directions.


Mon-Thu: 9:30-8

Fri: 9:30-5

Sat: 9-3

sun: closed

How do I reserve an Adventure Pass?

Our Adventure Pass Program allows you to get free passes to the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium and the Blank Park Zoo. Reserve your passes here.

In order to use our Adventure Pass program, you must be 18 or older, live in the city of Manchester or rural Delaware County, and have an updated library card with fines below $5.00.

How do I get a library card?

Glad you asked! Learn more.

What do you offer besides books?

  • Digital resources

  • Other materials like movies, TV shows, board games, and magazines

  • Free Wi-Fi

  • Public computers

  • One-on-one technology help appointments

  • Printing, scanning, copies, and faxing (for a small fee)

  • Exam proctoring

  • Notarizing

  • A genealogy room

  • A meeting room

  • Programs for all ages

  • Free coffee (bonus: it’s good because we’re coffee snobs around here) and cookies

  • A lot more

What programs do you have for kids?

How much do you charge for late fees?

Books (and most items) are $0.20 a day when they’re late. Overdue movies are $1.00 a day. If you lose or destroy a material, we charge a flat fee based on material type plus a $10.00 lost/destroyed fee.

We want you to be able to use the library. If you owe money and can’t pay it off right away, we can work with you to create a payment plan.

Do you have a meeting room?

We sure do! Find out more.


how Can i request an item you don’t have?

Simply fill out this form! If we get the item, we’ll let you know.

Format *
Is it okay if we borrow it from another library for you? *
($1.50 fee)
Your Name *
Your Name

How can I support the library?

  • You can join the Friends of the Library. The membership fee provides financial support for great projects and programs at the library. You can also volunteer to help with Friends-sponsored programs like book sales. Click here to learn more about the Friends.

  • We’re always grateful for monetary donations. Any money given to the library stays with the library. You can even let us know what you want the money to be used for. Contact us and ask for the director if you’re interested in making a financial contribution.

Still have questions?

Please contact us for more info about our policies.