424 Central Avenue
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Phone: 515-573-8167 Fax: 515-573-5422
Library Director: Rita Schmidt
Library E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
World Wide Web URL: http://www.fortdodge.lib.ia.us
Completed in 2001 the Fort Dodge Public Library encompasses 32,000 square feet. The building, located at 424 Central Avenue, houses The Fort Dodge Public Library, The Karl L. King Band, The Webster County Historical Society, The Webster County Genealogical Society and the Friends Bookshop on the Square.
The Fort Dodge Public Library contains two meeting rooms and four study rooms. The Library has 18 computers featuring Windows Office software, free Internet access, and free wireless Internet access. The Children's Department has 6 computers with educational software.
The Library collection has over 90,000 volumes including books, books on CDs, large print books, magazines, newspapers, DVDs, CDs, videos, puppets, and microfilm records of the Fort Dodge Messenger.
Online databases include Bridges, LearningExpress Library, OneClickdigital, Book Browse, Online Book Clubs, Heritage Quest, and several EBSCOHost databases.
The Fort Dodge Public Library recognizes the following holidays and will be closed on these days:
New Year's Day
Fourth of July
Christmas Eve (1/2 day closing at 12:30pm)
New Year's Eve (1/2 day closing at 12:30pm)
Good Friday (1/2 day closing at 12:30pm)
For more information contact the Library at 515-573-8167 or email us.
Magazines over a year old
Damaged / Torn / Dirty / Musty items
The bookshop is always looking for volunteers who are interested in
staffing the cash register, sorting books and stocking the shelves a few hours a month.
To volunteer, please contact Book Store Co-Managers: