Curbside and computer appointments: 

Monday - Thursday: 10 am - 2 pm; 4 pm - 8 pm 
Friday and Saturday: 10 am - 2 pm 
Sunday: CLOSED

Can't make the times available? Contact us to schedule a pick-up time that works for you.

Quarantine Period 
Returned items will be quarantined for three days.

What this means for you:

  • Items that you return will still show as checked out on your account for three days after you return them and you may receive notifications that your books need to be returned or are overdue. Don't worry, books in quarantine do not accrue fines.
  • Items you place on hold may take longer to be available for you if the item was checked out when you placed the hold.  Every item is still processed the day it comes out of quarantine.

 Browsing appointment times: 
(As long as the 14-day average positivity rate in Story County is 8% or lower) 
Monday - Thursday: 10 am - 2 pm; 4 pm - 8 pm 
Friday and Saturday: 10 am - 2 pm 
Sunday: CLOSED 
Due to the rise in case numbers, browsing appointments are currently suspended. 
Please use our curbside services for materials.

What to expect:

  • Face masks will be required. We will have disposable masks if you don’t have one or forget yours. If you are unable to wear a face mask, please continue to use our curbside services. If you need accommodations, please let us know so we can work with you for special circumstances.
  • The number of people in the building will be limited (currently 5 people). We will ask how many people are coming with you when you schedule your appointment.
  • There will be a time limit to your appointment (currently 20 minutes) and we will make an announcement when there are a few minutes left so you can find the last of your books and check out.

We highly encourage you to continue to use our curbside services for a no-contact method of getting your books, DVDs, magazines, CDs, etc.

When will you be able to come and go in the library? When the 14-day average positivity rate is 5% or lower, we will welcome people in without appointments. Hours and occupancy are to be determined. The meeting room and study rooms may be available during this time.

Coming soon: Hotspots! Soon we will be lending hotspots for one week at a time. Call for more information and to put your name on hold.

Need to print, copy, or fax? We can help you with that during curbside hours.

Computers are available during curbside hours by appointment.

Request books online (find instructions here) through the catalog or call us during curbside hours.

Our alley drop box on the west side of the building is open. If you have materials to return, please go through the alley to drop them in.

Library staff will be happy to answer your questions and assist you
via phone (515-382-2628) during our open curbside hours
Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
via ,  text message (515-219-8768), or
our Facebook page.

Homeschool Hangouts on Zoom Wednesdays at 10

Join our weekly Zoom room for homeschoolers. This will be a virtual space to get together, share tips, or just talk about what’s going on. Whether you've been homeschooling for years or only recently got in the game, we would love to have you with us! All ages welcome!

Don't have a library card? You can pre-register! Just click here to get a limited-use library card.


Although the library building is closed for browsing, we don't want you to miss out on any of the resources we have to offer. We have tons of great stuff available for you at the front entrance during curbside hours:

  • The library newsletter
  • Free magazines
  • Take and Make Craft kits
  • ISU Extension STEM kits
  • Copies of Book Page magazine and personalized recommendation forms (to help you find new things to read!)

Help yourself to whatever you need!

Teen Advisory Group

On Zoom every first Thursday of the month!

Are you a teenager interested in helping the library fill our shelves with good stuff and our calendar with great programs? Want a cool title to put on your resume or college applications? We have just the thing!

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Hello friends! Mr. T has all of the latest and greatest silly songs and the best storytime books. To get links to the Zoom room and updates on storytimes, register for our super-special storytime mailing list by filling out this Google form.

hoopla is a free digital media service that provides instant downloads of eBooks, eAudiobooks, movies, TV shows, comics/graphic novels, and music. Patrons get 5 downloads a month.

Are you a first time hoopla user? Check out our handy step-by-step guides here that will walk you through accessing digital materials from whichever device you're using.


BRIDGES is a free downloadable eBook and audiobook service available to Nevada and rural Story County residents with a Nevada Public Library account. Click here to start
Titles will automatically expire at the end of the 14-day lending period.  And with digital downloads…no late fees! You may check out a total of 3 eBooks and eAudiobooks at one time. For the BRIDGES help page click here.

Are you a first time Bridges user? Check out our handy step-by-step guides here that will walk you through accessing eBooks and eAudiobooks from whichever device you're using.

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