How do I get a library card?

You need a valid driver’s license and proof of address if your driver’s license does not have your current address. We will take your photo for identification purposes. You can also sign up for a library card on our home page by clicking the “My Account” button.  You will still need to come in to the library to show a photo ID, proof of address, take your picture, and get your library card. Your first library card is free and there is a $2 replacement cost for lost cards.


Can I check my library account online?

Yes, simply click on the “My Account” link on our home page. Then click on the “My Account” tab in the toolbar across the top of the page. For the Patron ID, type in your library card number (found on the back of your library card, all 14 characters, NO space). Your password is your last name, lower case.


Do I qualify to use a meeting room?

Patrons and organizations that meet our Meeting Room Terms of Use can host their meeting, program, or training in one of our meeting rooms. Meeting rooms are available on a first come, first served basis to groups and organizations as specified in our Meeting Room Terms of Use. We have space that can accommodate from two to 64 guests. Individuals, groups, or organizations may only have three reservations on our calendar at any given time. Please read our Meeting Room Terms of Use for our complete list of criteria. Reserve a meeting room online or by calling the library. The North Liberty Recreation Center, 319.626.5716, has fee-based meeting space available for for-profit purposes.


Checkout limits and loan times?  

  • There are no limits on the amount of items that can be checked out at a time.
  • Books (print and audio) and magazines have a three-week checkout.
  • Television series DVDs have a two-week checkout.
  • DVDs and cake pans have a one-week checkout.
  • All items can be renewed if there are no pending holds.


Digital Johnson County:

eBooks & eAudiobooks are available for checkout via Digital Johnson County. You must be a resident of North Liberty or Rural Johnson County to access this service. If you are not a resident of North Liberty or Rural Johnson County check with the library in your town for these services.

Once you have found a title that you wish to checkout follow instructions for checkout/downloading. You will need your patron number (found on the back of your library card, all 14 characters, NO space) to complete the checkout. To access on a tablet or mobile device first download the Libby app from your App Store.


Fine Free:

The North Liberty Library is fine free. Patrons will, however, be notified by text message or e-mail of overdue material when past the due date. Items not returned for more than eight weeks are subject to the replacement cost of the material(s).



All patron notifications are sent via email or text. Emails are sent as a three day pre-notification and an overdue notice once the material/s are overdue. If you opted for text notifications a text will only be sent once material/s become overdue, no pre-notification.

Fax Services:

Documents can be scanned and sent as a PDF to your email and then forwarded to recipient FREE of charge. Some official documents are required to be sent via Fax and the library does not have this ability. Locally, Alphagraphics (1325 Kennel Ct., North Liberty) can send and receive faxes for $1/page.


Where are you located?

We are located in the North Liberty Community Center, along with the Rec Center,  Aquatic Center, and North Liberty Communications at 520 W. Cherry St, North Liberty, IA.


What is the Iowa DOT driver’s license Kiosk?

You can now renew/replace your Iowa driver’s license or identification (ID) card at the North Liberty Community Library via the Iowa DOT kiosk. For more information on how the kiosk works or to find out if you are eligible visit the Iowa DOT website HERE.


If you haven’t found the answer you are looking for, please call us at 319.626.5701. Or, stop in the library and ask at the Information Desk. Any staff person will be happy to help.