Welcome! We hope you enjoy visiting the Sioux Center Public Library online! Our mission is “to inspire lifelong learning, advance knowledge, and strengthen our communities by bringing diverse people, information, and ideas together.” We hope that is exactly what we are doing by offering not only materials you can check out, but also through the programs and services we provide. We are YOUR library, and we hope you feel welcomed and listened to! Visit us anytime – in person or online – we are glad you are here!
–Becky Bilby, library director
The Sioux Center Public Library provides many services for our patrons.
Ask a librarian – Ask us any question you might have – be it books, movies, research, or something totally out of this world!
Proctoring – If you are taking classes online and need someone to proctor your test, the library can help. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call. Proctoring hours are generally 9 am – 3 pm (Mon-Fri), but it is necessary to set up an appointment ahead of time.
Notary services – We have two notary publics available for all patrons who might need documents witnessed and signed. General hours are Mon-Fri 9-5 and 5-9pm on Tuesdays, but please call the library to make sure one is here. One notary public speaks Spanish. Please note that a notary is not an attorney licensed to practice law in this state is not allowed to draft legal records, give advice on legal matters, including immigration, or charge a fee for those activities. Fíjense: un notary public no es un abogado licenciado para ejercer la ley en el estado de Iowa. No puede redactar documentos legales, dar aviso o consejo legal, incluso con respeto a la inmigración, ni puede aceptar un honorario por esas actividades.
Faxing – The library will fax documents for you for a small fee. Our fax number is 712-722-1235.
Laminating – The library will laminate items for $1.00/page. The maximum lamination size is 8.5 x 11 inches. Items must be dropped off at the library and staff will notify you when they are ready to pick up (usually within one business day).
Educator Request – Use this form to request services for your classroom or homeschool. Services include book lists, story times, book talks, research presentations, and library resources.
Genealogy Collection – The genealogy society has lots of local historical documents for all patrons to view.
Postma Scholarship – Through an endowment fund established by the James J. and Mildred M. Postma Estate, high school seniors residing in the Sioux Center Community School District and enrolling as full-time college students are eligible to apply for a scholarship award to attend the trade school, 2-year college, or 4-year college of their choice.
Please call or email us if you have any questions about these services! (712) 722-2138.