Renew Your Drivers' License at ICPL

In fall with influx of new Iowa City residents we get many people asking about  license renewals.  If you are one of these people, there is an option other than going to the DOT office and potentially waiting in a  long, slow line.

ICPL may have the solution for you.

We have  a DOT kiosk on the 2nd floor of the library .  It is available for use any time that the library is open to renew or replace your license. There are some restrictions. For example, if your current license if not from Iowa or if  it has been expired for a long time (more than 1 year and 60 days), you will still need to go to the DOT office. The kiosk, similar to visiting the DOT in person, will give you a paper receipt at the conclusion of your transaction. You must pay with either credit or debit card. Your actual license will be mailed to you within 21 days of application.

Our Kiosk sees a continual increase in use  but we have not had any lines waiting to use it--so far.

The kiosk also gives you 2 chances at getting a decent photo although it doesn't seem to let you choose.  My first one was bad the second one was worse and that is the one I had to use.  I guess the motto is to take a  "do over" at your own risk.

For complete information about requirements and who is eligible to use this convenient service go to:

If you are not able to use the kiosk for some reason,  here is the information on the DOT office:

Eastdale Mall

1700 South First Ave.

Iowa City
(319) 338-5294
and their website:


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