Curbside & Browsing Hours

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.


When the 14 day positive test rate is above 5% in Story County (according to, the library returns to PHASE 2 of our reopening plan and is open for browsing by appointment only. 

When the 14 day positive test rate is below 5%, the library enters PHASE 3 of our reopening plan and is open for grab-and-go browsing. 

Please call 515-382-2628 for curbside pickup, to schedule an appointment or for further information.


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.

National Library Week, April 4-10, 2021: Welcome to Your Library

Happy National Library Week! Complete 5-in-a-row on a Library Bingo sheet, bring it back to the library, and get a fun prize! All ages are welcome to participate and prizes will be available through the month of April. Bingo sheets are available HERE and at the front entrance of the library during open hours. 

Earth Day Cleanup; Saturday April 24, 9:00am to 12:00pm at Nevada Municipal Cemetery

In-person! Outdoors! Celebrate Earth Day with us and help us clean up an important part of our community. We'll provide trash bags, gloves, and a place to toss the garbage you pick up. Please follow social distancing guidelines while participating in this event.

National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month! Check out a book of poetry or a verse novel and/or try your hand at creating your own poem with our poetry kits, available outside the front entrance of the library during our open hours. Want to share your work? Let us know and we'll make a copy and put it in our window. 

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.


$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.

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
  • Tax forms
  • Child and teen craft kits
  • Poetry kits
  • Copies of Book Page magazine

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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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!

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