Temporary changes, due to COVID-19:

  • Old overdue library fines are being forgiven; overdue fines will no longer be charged.

  • Loan periods have been simplified and extended to 30 days, temporarily.

  • Automatic-renewals are suspended.

Library Policies: Fee Schedule Policy

Copies/Prints (letter/legal/ledger):

Black and white – $0.15 per side
Color – $0.25 per side

Ear Buds: $1.00
Fax Charges:

Sending, first page – $2.00
Additional pages – $1.00 each
Receiving – $1.00 per page
International – $3.00 first page, $2.00 per page thereafter

Inter-Library Loan: $1.75 per item to offset postage costs
Lamination: $.50 per 12 inches 
Library Card Replacement: $2.00

Scanners are located at the public computers and in the genealogy area.  Staff members will give instructions as time allows.  There is no cost to do your own scanning.  Scanning done by library staff costs $0.15 per page and can be emailed or saved to a flash drive.

Library staff will provide copies of obituaries upon request for a fee of $4.00 per obituary.
Other genealogy and local history-related research will be provided for $10.00 per hour.

There are two book returns (inside and outside/alley) for patron convenience.  Items should be placed inside a book return by the end of the due date.  Materials too large for the book returns must be returned during library hours.

Overdue fines were abolished by the library board on May 18, 2020.  Fees for repair, replacement, and reprocessing still apply.  Items that are six months overdue are designated as lost.  Lost items are billed for the replacement cost, plus a $5.00 processing fee.  The supervisor on duty will determine charges for damaged items.

Library privileges are suspended when items are overdue and/or account has a fee balance of $10 or greater.  Library cards may not be renewed until items are returned and any fees are paid.
Adopted 3/21/1988
Revised 6/19/1989 
Revised 12/21/1998 
Revised 12/20/1999 
Revised 1/17/2000 
Revised 5/20/2002 
Revised 1/16/2006 
Revised 2/27/2006
Revised 10/16/2006
Revised 7/16/2007
Revised 6/16/2008
Revised 10/19/2009
Revised 2/28/2011
Revised 10/15/2012
Revised 5/21/2013
Revised 10/17/2016
Revised 6/18/2018

Revised 5/18/2020

Keokuk Public Library

210 N. 5th Street

Keokuk, IA 52632




Library Hours

Monday - Thursday: 10 am - 7 pm

Friday: 10 am - 5 pm

Saturday: 10 am - 1 pm


Masks Required. 

Limited Capacity - expect a wait time.  

Limit time to 30 minutes.


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