For Adults

Programs and services especially for adults.

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At the library building:

  • Collections of books, DVD movies, books on tape & CD, magazines, newspapers, and Ebooks
  • Pictures and sculpture to check out
  • 14 Internet access computers with Office programs with a color printer
  • Microfilm reader-printer for films of the Spencer papers, census records, and birth & death records
  • Genealogy and Iowa related collections
  • Meeting room and study cubicle, both with audio video equipment
  • Iowa Communications Network conference room
  • Relaxed reading area and community picture puzzle to pass the time
  • Check out LCD projectors
  • Movie Nights

Services offered:

  • Homebound book delivery
  • Order materials from other libraries
  • Pages faxed to other locations
  • Notary public
  • Distance education tests proctored
  • Genealogy help, including online access to our newspaper archives through 1936
  • Friends of the Spencer Public Library Group
  • Wireless access
  • Display your collection in our display case
  • Library talks and tours for groups

Online or in person:

  • Automated library catalog of collections, including downloadable ebooks
  • Magazine database, EbscoHost, password required
  • Download audiobooks to your MP3 player or ipod, password required
  • Questions answered: in person, over the phone, through email or online via the website
  • Genealogy and obituary research
  • Reservations made for meeting rooms, collections, equipment
  • News of library events