ALERT! The online Ask-a-librarian form is temporarily not working. Please call the library at 641-236-2661 during open hours to request assistance.

This service is provided for Grinnell and rural Poweshiek County, Iowa residents. If you live outside our service area we can answer only those questions which pertain to the city of Grinnell or Poweshiek County, Iowa and could not be answered at your local library. If you need answers to questions and live outside our service area, please call your local library or try their web site to see if your library has a similar service.

We will provide short, factual answers to questions and/or suggest search strategies; however, time limitations prevent us from doing extensive research or providing lengthy book lists. Our goal is to answer your question within two working days. Fields with an asterisk (*) require an entry.

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