Open Hours

Monday - Thursday: 10 am - 8 pm 
Friday 10 am - 6 pm

Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm 
Sunday: CLOSED


Please call 515-382-2628 for curbside pickup, to schedule a computer or study room appointment, or for further information.

The library is currently in PHASE 3.

Click here to read the latest updates to library services.

Click here to visit the library's catalog, request holds, and view your account.

Click here for instructions on how to use the library's catalog.

Work with us!

High School Student Clerk: Are you looking for more than just a job? Put your skills to work in a hub of the community as a Nevada Public Library Student Clerk! If you love interacting with people and you’re great at noticing things that other people miss, this is the job for you. You’ll help library patrons by checking items in and out, assisting with finding books and other library materials, and answering a variety of questions. You’ll also get a first look at new library materials as you prep them for the shelves, and you’ll put away materials after they’ve been checked in. Shifts are after school until 8:00 PM 1-2 evenings a week and occasional day time hours on Saturdays.

Return application with a resume and cover letter to: Nevada Public Library, 631 K Ave., Nevada, IA 50201. For more information contact the library at 515-382-2628 or Applications are due by May 14, 2021.

Library Director: The Nevada Public Library is looking for an engaged, forward thinking Director with outstanding leadership skills and professionalism, joined with their desire and ability to provide a high level of excellence in fostering relationships with and serving the community.

The Director reports to the Board of Trustees and works with a dedicated staff. He/She directs all administrative, professional, and technical library activities.

Job Responsibilities Include:

  • Financial management and budgetary process
  • Management of Library personnel
  • Create, develop, and implement innovative solutions and initiatives
  • Develop effective and positive working relationships with community leaders, city leaders, Board of Trustees, and Library staff.

Apply: To receive consideration, please send a letter of interest, resume and transcript(s) (unofficial copy accepted) to: This posting will remain open until the position is filled.  EOE/AA.

Storytimes are on Hiatus in May

Hello friends! Mr. T is researching how reading colors our world, but he'll be back for more storytime adventures (and the summer reading program) in June! 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.

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!


$1 Grab Bags


Grab bags of withdrawn library materials will be available for a $1 donation. Patrons can request any combination of formats, including fiction, large print, children's books, audiobooks, and music CDs.

tax information

AARP tax appointments will not be available at our library this year. This is AARP's decision, not ours. Low-contact tax appointments are available at the Ames Public Library. Make an appointment by calling ‪AARP at 515-337-0319. Find more information here.

1040 tax forms and instruction booklets are available outside the front entrance!

Click here for the latest tax updates and information.


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

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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Ways to Make Sunshine
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The Spellman Files
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The Raven Boys
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Library Facebook Page

Brainfuse: Free online expert help for job seekers, veterans, and their families.

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Credo Reference

Transparent Languages

Discover something fun to do on our list of free online activities! Click here!

Looking for information about current issues with diversity, equality, and inclusion in our society? Click here!

New Library Materials

This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.