Hours of Operation:

Sunday 1:00-5:00 p. m.

Monday 10:00-6:00 p.m.

Tuesday 12:00-8:00 p.m.

Thursday 12:00–8:00 p.m.

Children’s Story and Youth Book Club – Thursday 6:30-7:30  p.m.

Saturday 9:00-12:00 p.m.


Phone 641-396-2945

Email Us

Director: Kirk Freeman

Assistant: Karen Winkelmann

Library Board Members: Tracy Bean, Dawn Vetter, Margaret Blair, Dale Beaman, Greg Van Wyngarden

The St. Charles Public Library is a great resource for people of all ages that want to learn and engage!  We are located at 113 South Lumber Street in St. Charles.  We have free wireless connection and public computers for use by any patron.


Kids summer reading June-July (ages 4-11 ; let the kids enjoy summer reading, crafts, and group activities with other children- can come in to sign up or send an email.)

We do accept volunteers.  Email, call, or come in to talk to the librarian if interested.  Monetary donations for support are always appreciated.

We are always interested in supplying materials our customers are looking for.  Please stop by and put your book preferences on our “Wish List” and sign up for a library card if you don’t already have one.

We now offer Bridges/Overdrive for downloading E-books, Audiobooks, and Videos to Kindle, E-Readers, I-Pad, and mobile phones Here.  Simply use the scroll down for the library name, St. Charles Public Library, and use your library card numbers (without the letter suffix) and check out as many as 3 items for up to 14 days.

The library also now offers Gale Online Reference Resources (Chilton’s auto, journals, encyclopedias, languages, history, careers, health, and much more!).  If the computer asks to use location simply say yes, this is how they know it is a real person and not a computer and search tens of thousands of online resources on your PC, I-Pad, or Mobile Phone. To login to this portal use your library numbers without letters.

We now offer library web access allowing patrons to check the catalog, reserve, renew, see checkout status, and create a book bin here.

Please contact the library for login and pin information.

The library also offers a job site with help for college students, veterans, and live consultations.

Job Site Listings

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We hope to see you soon!



Additional Resources

Madison County Historical and Genealogical Ia Genweb

Credo Online Resources: research

Transparent Language: learn languages online

Iowa Center for the Book – Promoting books, reading, libraries and literacy

Iowa Heritage Digital Collection – An online repository of Iowa history and culture

WorldCat – 1.3 billion items in more than 10,000 libraries worldwide

Iowa Locator – An online catalog of lowa library items

State Data Center – Census data, government statistics about Iowa and more

Iowa Genweb – Website for Iowa Family Genealogy by County

Iowa Publications Online – An online repository of Iowa government publications

Law Library – find the answers to your legal questions

State Library of Iowa – An online catalog of the State Library