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Friday, Dec 3, 2021

Beginning Tuesday, December 7th, hoopla will be available at the Iowa City Public Library.  

Monday, Nov 29, 2021

Beginning Wednesday, December 1st, the number of “play credits” available in Kanopy will move to eight watches per month.

Wednesday, Oct 27, 2021

You may have heard the news stories listing shortages of paper, ink, cardboard, and shipping container space. Or the ones about labor shortages in warehouses and the shipping industry. And with books sales up 21% from 2019, there is more demand for print books at a time when publishers cannot fulfill their orders. Experts are calling it a "perfect storm" for the publishing industry.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

One of our passions at the Iowa City Public Library is to get books into your hands. During the last six weeks, we were only able to do this digitally through our collection of eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, and streaming videos. While we look forward to a time when we can provide full access to the rest of our collection, we are happy to see unprecedented use of our digital collections. We’ve seen steady growth year-to-year since establishing the collections, but we have never witnessed such a sharp spike in use like this.

Friday, Apr 10, 2020

Get access to The New York Times website for free with your ICPL card.

Friday, May 18, 2018

While researching the horse racing scene of early Iowa City, my eye moved from the first county fairgrounds to something in the Iowa River—that something being a steamboat. Steamboats in Iowa City in 1868? Didn’t the railroad, reaching Iowa...

Monday, Feb 5, 2018

Sometimes some small details can make a big difference in how you experience something, especially if it saves time. Here are some small things you can do in Libby , our app for OverDrive eBooks and audiobooks that make reading (or listening) even...

Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017

Always wanted to keep track of what you borrowed from the Iowa City Public Library? There are a couple of ways to do this, depending on what you are borrowing. Reading History in Library Account If you are checking out print books, DVDs, compact...

Friday, Nov 17, 2017

Every morning I drive to the end of Summit to turn onto Kirkwood Avenue and I look at a brick and iron fence with the word “Ardenia.” And every morning, I ask myself, “Why Ardenia?” After several months driving this route, I finally looked...

About Anne M

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Title: Collection Services Coordinator Anne Mangano has worked for the Iowa City Public Library since 2008, serving as the Collection Services Coordinator since 2013. In this position, she oversees the Library’s collection, including the selection, cataloging, processing, repair, and removal of materials. She also plans and directs ICPL’s digital...