About the Library


Library policies

Library staff

Library board

Friends of the library

Friends bookshop

Meeting rooms

Gifts and memorials

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 three 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, and microfilm records of the Fort Dodge Messenger.
The Fort Dodge Public Library recognizes the following holidays and will be closed on these days:
New Year’s Day
President’s Day
Memorial Day
Fourth of July
Labor Day
Veteran’s Day
Christmas Day

Christmas Eve (1/2 day closing at 12:30pm)