List of Carnegie libraries in Iowa
The following list of Carnegie libraries in Iowa provides detailed information on United States Carnegie libraries in Iowa, where 101 public libraries were built from 99 grants (totaling $1,495,706) awarded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York from 1892 to 1917. In addition, academic libraries were built at 7 institutions (totaling $210,000).
Building still operating as a library
Building no longer standing
Building standing, but now serving another purpose
Building listed on the National Register of Historic Places
Building contributes to a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places
|1||Albia||Albia||Apr 11, 1905||$10,000||203 E. Benton Ave.
41°01′40″N 92°48′21″W / 41.027733°N 92.805827°W
|Opened March 21, 1906.|
|2||Alden||Alden||Nov 3, 1913||$9,000||1012 Water St.
42°31′12″N 93°22′28″W / 42.519925°N 93.374412°W
|This is the smallest community in the United States to be granted a Carnegie library, with a population of just 699 in 1900. A Wetherell and Gage design in the Beaux-Arts style, it was opened August 26, 1914.|
|3||Algona||Algona||Mar 27, 1903||$10,000||110 E. Nebraska St.
43°04′07″N 94°14′12″W / 43.068480°N 94.236624°W
|This Patton and Miller of Chicago design is now a private business. It was in use as a library from March 25, 1905 until 1983.|
|4||Ames||Ames||Feb 2, 1903||$16,000||515 Douglas Ave.
42°01′36″N 93°36′44″W / 42.026679°N 93.612142°W
|Opened October 20, 1904, this building has been expanded twice to accommodate growing demand. It was designed by Hawlett and Rawson of Des Moines.|
|5||Atlantic||Atlantic||Mar 14, 1902||$12,500||507 Poplar St.
41°24′24″N 95°00′52″W / 41.406541°N 95.014400°W
|Opened December 28, 1903.|
|6||Audubon||Audubon||Mar 29, 1911||$9,000||401 N. Park Pl.
41°43′20″N 94°55′54″W / 41.722195°N 94.931660°W
|Dedicated on December 3, 1912.|
|7||Bedford||Bedford||Apr 8, 1907||$10,000||507 Jefferson St.
40°40′07″N 94°43′13″W / 40.668579°N 94.720280°W
|Dedicated on January 25, 1916 and opened on January 26, 1916.|
|8||Bloomfield||Bloomfield||Nov 21, 1911||$10,000||107 N. Columbia St.
40°45′09″N 92°24′59″W / 40.752589°N 92.416391°W
|Opened August 8, 1913, this building was designed by Wetherall and Gage of Des Moines.|
|9||Britt||Britt||Mar 31, 1916||$8,000||Dedicated June 20, 1918, this building was razed in 1968.|
|10||Carroll||Carroll||Feb 12, 1903||$10,000||123 E. 6th St.
42°03′58″N 94°52′01″W / 42.066132°N 94.866879°W
|Dedicated September 2, 1905, this building is now the Carroll County Historical Museum.|
|11||Cedar Falls||Cedar Falls||Mar 14, 1902||$15,000||Main St. & W. 6th St.
42°32′00″N 92°26′44″W / 42.533319°N 92.445509°W
|Dedicated on September 24, 1903, this building housed the library for Cedar Falls until 2001, when it was demolished for construction of a new library.|
|12||Cedar Rapids||Cedar Rapids||Feb 19, 1901||$75,000||410 3rd Ave. SE
41°58′44″N 91°39′52″W / 41.978938°N 91.664579°W
|Now the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, this Josselyn and Taylor building opened on June 23, 1905 and served as the library until 1985.|
|13||Chariton||Chariton||Jan 13, 1903||$11,000||803 Braden Ave.
41°00′58″N 93°18′18″W / 41.016158°N 93.304996°W
|A Patton and Miller work, this building opened October 28, 1904.|
|14||Charles City||Charles City||Jan 2, 1903||$12,500||301 N. Jackson St.
43°04′09″N 92°40′45″W / 43.069248°N 92.679141°W
|Now the Charles City Art Center, this library opened November 24, 1904 and was designed by Patton and Miller.|
|15||Cherokee||Cherokee||Jan 6, 1903||$12,000||215 S. 2nd St.
42°45′03″N 95°33′05″W / 42.750794°N 95.551357°W
|Dedicated May 2, 1905, this building was designed by Wetherall and Gage.|
|16||Clarinda||Clarinda||Feb 21, 1907||$15,000||300 N. 16th St.
40°44′27″N 95°02′16″W / 40.740917°N 95.037854°W
|Dedicated April 15, 1909, this building served the city until 2004 and now houses an art museum.|
|17||Clear Lake||Clear Lake||Mar 31, 1916||$8,500||200 N. 4th St.
43°08′19″N 93°22′57″W / 43.138636°N 93.382545°W
|Opened June 7, 1918, this library was expanded in 2002 by adjoining with a neighboring building.|
|18||Clinton||Clinton||Aug 24, 1901||$45,000||306 8th Ave. S.
41°50′18″N 90°11′28″W / 41.838395°N 90.190995°W
|Opened November 8, 1904, this building was designed by Patton and Miller.|
|19||Colfax||Colfax||Dec 2, 1904||$6,500||25 W. Division St.
41°40′40″N 93°14′44″W / 41.677656°N 93.245451°W
|Opened May 14, 1913.|
|20||Corydon||Corydon||Nov 7, 1917||$8,000||102 N. DeKalb St.
40°45′28″N 93°19′13″W / 40.757806°N 93.320339°W
|Dedicated June 20, 1919, this was the final Carnegie library granted and opened in Iowa. It was designed by Proudfoot, Bird, and Rawson of Des Moines and used until August 12, 1977; the building is now a school.|
|21||Council Bluffs||Council Bluffs||Jan 6, 1903||$70,000||200 Pearl St. S.
41°15′32″N 95°51′04″W / 41.259001°N 95.851057°W
|Opened on September 12, 1905, this Beaux-Arts building was the Council Bluffs library until 1998, when it was extensively renovated and became the Union Pacific Railroad Museum. It was the largest of the 17 Carnegie libraries Patton and Miller designed in Iowa.|
|22||Cresco||Cresco||Feb 13, 1913||$17,500||320 N. Elm St.
43°22′29″N 92°06′59″W / 43.374859°N 92.116263°W
|Dedicated February 10, 1915, this building by local architect J.H. Howe is unusual among Carnegie libraries for resulting from a community grant—Cresco joined with six additional townships to receive its grant.|
|23||Davenport||Davenport||Dec 2, 1899||$75,000||399 N. Main St.
41°31′27″N 90°34′32″W / 41.524291°N 90.575516°W
|This Calvin Kiessling design was opened May 11, 1904, five years after local novelist Alice French lobbied Carnegie for a grant. It was condemned and demolished in 1966.|
|24||Denison||Denison||Mar 14, 1902||$12,500||1403 1st Ave. S.
42°00′59″N 95°21′13″W / 42.016413°N 95.353732°W
|A Cox and Schoentgen design which opened on August 10, 1904, this building was extensively renovated in 1985; the original rooms are used only as meeting rooms today.|
|25||DeWitt||DeWitt||Apr 8, 1907||$7,116||510 9th St.
41°49′29″N 90°32′15″W / 41.824805°N 90.537622°W
|This building was converted to City Hall in the late 1980s when a new library was built for DeWitt. C.R. Spink of Davenport was the architect; Large Brothers of DeWitt was the builder.|
|26||Dubuque||Dubuque||Jan 12, 1901||$71,500||360 W. 11th St.
42°30′10″N 90°40′13″W / 42.502794°N 90.670230°W
|Opened October 20, 1902, this Spencer and Williamson design is the largest Carnegie building in Iowa still in use as a library.|
|27||Dunlap||Dunlap||May 2, 1911||$10,000||116 Iowa Ave.
41°51′18″N 95°36′11″W / 41.855066°N 95.602942°W
|This building was designed by Barber and Glenn of nearby Denison. It is now a church.|
|28||Eagle Grove||Eagle Grove||Apr 26, 1902||$10,000||401 W. Broadway St.
42°39′53″N 93°54′21″W / 42.664687°N 93.905962°W
|Opened on September 15, 1903, this Smith and Gage design was a library until 1976. It is now the Eagle Grove Historical Museum.|
|29||Eldon||Eldon||Mar 18, 1911||$7,500||608 W. Elm St.
40°55′12″N 92°13′28″W / 40.919950°N 92.224367°W
|This Wetherall and Gage building was opened on May 9, 1913.|
|30||Eldora||Eldora||Dec 30, 1901||$10,000||1219 14th Ave.
42°21′37″N 93°05′55″W / 42.360351°N 93.098531°W
|Opened May 11, 1903, this Patton and Miller work is unusually asymmetrical. It is now a private business.|
|31||Emmetsburg||Emmetsburg||Feb 20, 1911||$10,000||2008 10th St.43°06′47″N 94°40′26″W / 43.113108°N 94.673803°W||The work of architect A.T. Simmons, this building was dedicated December 13, 1912 and now houses the Iowa State University Extension Service.|
|32||Estherville||Estherville||Feb 15, 1902||$10,000||613 Central Ave.
43°24′09″N 94°50′11″W / 43.402616°N 94.836452°W
|This building was greatly expanded in 1992.|
|33||Fairfield||Fairfield||Jan 15, 1892||$30,000||112 S. Court St.
41°00′21″N 91°57′45″W / 41.005763°N 91.962454°W
|The fifth Carnegie library in the United States to be commissioned and the first outside of Western Pennsylvania. Fairfield's grant effort was spurred by Senator James F. Wilson. The Richardsonian Romanesque work is now operated by Indian Hills Community College as a satellite campus building, as a new library was built in 1996.|
|34||Fort Dodge||Fort Dodge||Jan 10, 1901||$30,000||605 1st Ave. N.
42°30′24″N 94°11′25″W / 42.506528°N 94.190168°W
|This building was designed by Milwaukee architects H. C. Koch and Son and was dedicated October 15, 1903. It operated until November 20, 2000, when a new library opened. It is currently being renovated to become an apartment complex.|
|35||Garner||Garner||Jun 11, 1914||$6,500||Dedicated August 13, 1914, this building was razed in 1977 or 1978.|
|36||Glenwood||Glenwood||Jul 27, 1903||$7,500||109 N. Vine St.
41°02′53″N 95°44′31″W / 41.048126°N 95.741837°W
|Opening February 4, 1907, this building was greatly renovated and modernized (for that time) in the early 1980s.|
|37||Greenfield||Greenfield||Sep 29, 1915||$7,500||SE Kent St. and S. 1st St.
41°18′11″N 94°27′38″W / 41.303087°N 94.460428°W
|Omaha architect Lloyd Willis designed this Colonial Revival building which was dedicated November 27, 1916. The building was used as a library until 1997.|
|38||Grundy Center||Grundy Center||Apr 8, 1910||$6,000||Designed by Conrad architect John R. Gier and opening November 6, 1912, this building was torn down to build Grundy Center's new library.|
|39||Hamburg||Hamburg||Dec 3, 1915||$9,000||1301 Main St.
40°36′25.89″N 95°39′25.83″W / 40.6071917°N 95.6571750°W
|Designed by architects Sawyer and Watrous, this library was dedicated on June 9, 1919.|
|40||Hampton||Hampton||Mar 14, 1902||$10,000||4 S. Federal St.
42°44′29.76″N 93°12′25.74″W / 42.7416000°N 93.2071500°W
|Dedicated October 6, 1905, this building is the design of Liebbe, Nourse, and Rasmussen.|
|41||Hawarden||Hawarden||Oct 3, 1901||$5,000||803 10th St.
42°59′47.48″N 96°29′0.18″W / 42.9965222°N 96.4833833°W
|A Smith and Gage design, this building was dedicated April 30, 1903, and was renovated in 1971 and 1991.|
|42||Humboldt||Humboldt||Dec 13, 1906||$10,000||30 N. 6th St.
42°43′19.09″N 94°12′59.47″W / 42.7219694°N 94.2165194°W
|Designed by Hawlett and Rawson, this library was dedicated on February 9, 1909. An addition was built in 1992.|
|43||Indianola||Indianola||Jan 13, 1903||$12,000||106 W. Boston Ave.
41°21′45.47″N 93°33′43.07″W / 41.3626306°N 93.5619639°W
|Dedicated on May 31, 1904, this building was in use as a library until 1984. It was designed by local architects Beymer and Keith. Today it houses the offices of the Des Moines Metro Opera.|
|44||Iowa City||Iowa City||Mar 14, 1902||$35,000||212 S. Linn St.
41°39′31.57″N 91°31′53.1″W / 41.6587694°N 91.531417°W
|Dedicated October 29, 1904, this building served Iowa City as a library until 1981, though an addition was added in 1963. It is now home to commercial offices.|
|45||Iowa Falls||Iowa Falls||Mar 20, 1903||$10,000||520 Rocksylvania Ave.
42°31′17.52″N 93°15′49.52″W / 42.5215333°N 93.2637556°W
|Dedicated August 9, 1904, this library has since 2000 been an art and history museum.|
|46||Jefferson||Jefferson||Feb 2, 1903||$10,000||200 W. Lincolnway St.
42°0′55.99″N 94°22′35.04″W / 42.0155528°N 94.3764000°W
|The design of Hawlett and Rawson, this library was dedicated April 19, 1904. An addition was added in 1967, and the building was renovated again in 1990.|
|47||Knoxville||Knoxville||Nov 30, 1910||$10,000||213 E. Montgomery St.
41°19′2.38″N 93°5′48.57″W / 41.3173278°N 93.0968250°W
|This building was dedicated July 2, 1913.|
|48||Lake City||Lake City||May 8, 1908||$7,500||120 N. Illinois St.
42°16′3.16″N 94°43′56.54″W / 42.2675444°N 94.7323722°W
|This design of Edgar Lee Barber opened April 23, 1909. It is now a private restaurant.|
|49||Laurens||Laurens||Feb 6, 1907||$3,800||263 N. 3rd St.
42°50′58.52″N 94°51′4.91″W / 42.8495889°N 94.8513639°W
|A Wetherell and Gage design, this building was dedicated on October 8, 1910.|
|50||Le Mars||Le Mars||Jan 22, 1903||$12,500||200 Central Ave. SE
42°47′27.74″N 96°9′57.91″W / 42.7910389°N 96.1660861°W
|This building, designed by John Werling, was dedicated on January 1, 1904. It is now an art center.|
|51||Leon||Leon||Apr 20, 1905||$6,000||200 W. 1st St.
40°44′22.33″N 93°45′0.64″W / 40.7395361°N 93.7501778°W
|This library opened and was dedicated on November 1, 1906.|
|52||Logan||Logan||Dec 3, 1915||$10,000||121 E. 6th St.
41°38′39.32″N 95°47′23.96″W / 41.6442556°N 95.7899889°W
|This building was dedicated on December 28, 1920, and has served the community continuously since then.|
|53||Malvern||Malvern||Sep 29, 1915||$8,000||502 Main St.
41°0′13.75″N 95°35′5.51″W / 41.0038194°N 95.5848639°W
|This building was opened on June 2, 1917. This library was remodeled in 2006.|
|54||Manchester||Manchester||Apr 11, 1902||$10,000||374 N. Franklin St.
42°29′11.17″N 91°27′28.59″W / 42.4864361°N 91.4579417°W
|This library was opened in March 1903. An addition was completed in 1993.|
|55||Maquoketa||Maquoketa||Mar 14, 1902||$12,500||126 S. Second St.
42°4′11.09″N 90°40′0.7″W / 42.0697472°N 90.666861°W
|Dedicated January 19, 1904, this work by architect Harry Netcott completed an expansion in 1998.|
|56||Marengo||Marengo||Mar 27, 1903||$10,000||235 E. Hilton St.
41°47′55.85″N 92°4′5.59″W / 41.7988472°N 92.0682194°W
|One of many Patton and Miller designs, this building was dedicated on August 4, 1905. A renovation and addition was completed in May 2007.|
|57||Marion||Marion||Jan 22, 1903||$11,500||1298 7th Ave.
42°2′0.97″N 91°35′45.6″W / 42.0336028°N 91.596000°W
|Dedicated on March 6, 1905, this Dieman and Fiske design now houses offices for the United Methodist Church.|
|58||Marshalltown||Marshalltown||Dec 30, 1901||$30,000||36 N. Center St.
42°3′0.72″N 92°54′47.6″W / 42.0502000°N 92.913222°W
|An unusual Carnegie library built on a corner, this Patton and Miller design served as a library from April 22, 1903, until December 2008.|
|59||Mason City||Mason City||Apr 11, 1902||$20,000||208 E. State St.
43°9′7.47″N 93°11′50.67″W / 43.1520750°N 93.1974083°W
|A Patton and Miller design, this library was dedicated on January 10, 1905, but by 1940 a new library was opened. It now houses private businesses.|
|60||Missouri Valley||Missouri Valley||Feb 1, 1909||$10,000||119 N. Fifth St.
41°33′25.97″N 95°53′20.76″W / 41.5572139°N 95.8891000°W
|Dedicated on January 2, 1912, this library completed an addition in 2004.|
|61||Montezuma||Montezuma||May 3, 1917||$8,000||200 S. 3rd St.
41°35′6.88″N 92°31′30.31″W / 41.5852444°N 92.5250861°W
|This library was designed by Wetherall and Gage and was dedicated April 16, 1919, and is now home to the Poweshiek County Historical & Genealogical Society.|
|62||Monticello||Monticello||Feb 12, 1903||$10,500||205 E. Grand St.
42°14′16.69″N 91°11′17.35″W / 42.2379694°N 91.1881528°W
|Dedicated on May 27, 1904, this Patton and Miller library was designated one of Iowa's seven most endangered historic properties in 2005.|
|63||Mount Ayr||Mount Ayr||Sep 29, 1915||$8,000||121 W. Monroe St.
40°42′49.01″N 94°14′19.07″W / 40.7136139°N 94.2386306°W
|This library was dedicated on January 1, 1917.|
|64||Mount Pleasant||Mount Pleasant||Jan 13, 1903||$12,500||200 N. Main St.
40°58′6.11″N 91°33′9.21″W / 40.9683639°N 91.5525583°W
|Dedicated on February 22, 1905, this building's tower reflects a Romanesque style. It is now occupied by Southeastern Community College.|
|65||Nashua||Nashua||Jan 19, 1905||$5,690||220 Brasher St.
42°57′11.25″N 92°32′16.31″W / 42.9531250°N 92.5378639°W
|Dedicated on January 10, 1906, the Nashua library completed an addition in 1986.|
|66||New Hampton||New Hampton||Aug 15, 1908||$10,000||7 N. Water Ave.
43°3′34.76″N 92°18′46.27″W / 43.0596556°N 92.3128528°W
|Dedicated on February 4, 1910, this building is now the Carnegie Cultural Center.|
|67||Newton||Newton||Jan 22, 1902||$10,000||400 1st Ave. W.
41°41′59.46″N 93°3′28.77″W / 41.6998500°N 93.0579917°W
|Designed by Hallett and Rawson, this building was opened December 22, 1902, and demolished in 1994.|
|68||Odebolt||Odebolt||Mar 8, 1904||$4,000||200 S. Walnut St.
42°18′44.99″N 95°15′12.23″W / 42.3124972°N 95.2533972°W
|Designed by George W. Burkhead of Sioux City, this library was opened on March 1, 1905. A major addition was completed in 1999.|
|69||Onawa||Onawa||Dec 13, 1907||$10,000||707 Iowa Ave.
42°1′38.11″N 96°5′35.39″W / 42.0272528°N 96.0931639°W
|An excellent example of Prairie School architecture, this building was dedicated on October 22, 1909.|
|70||Osage||Osage||Mar 27, 1905||$10,000||806 Main St.
43°17′4.88″N 92°48′33.41″W / 43.2846889°N 92.8092806°W
|This building was dedicated on August 1, 1911 and now houses offices for the City of Osage.|
|71||Osceola||Osceola||Dec 14, 1908||$11,000||300 S. Fillmore St.
41°1′55.19″N 93°46′3.68″W / 41.0319972°N 93.7676889°W
|This building was dedicated on June 15, 1911.|
|72||Oskaloosa||Oskaloosa||Mar 14, 1902||$22,000||301 S. Market St.
41°17′35.77″N 92°38′43.47″W / 41.2932694°N 92.6454083°W
|Dedicated and opened on September 8, 1903, a 1997 addition doubled the size of this library.|
|73||Ottumwa||Ottumwa||Feb 16, 1900||$50,000||102 W. 4th St.
41°1′11.25″N 92°24′41.13″W / 41.0197917°N 92.4114250°W
|Designed by Smith and Gage, this building was dedicated on September 24, 1902.|
|74||Pella||Pella||Nov 24, 1905||$11,000||825 Broadway St.
41°24′26.97″N 92°55′7.22″W / 41.4074917°N 92.9186722°W
|This building was dedicated on December 18, 1907, and served as a library until 1999. It is now Pella City Hall.|
|75||Perry||Perry||Jan 13, 1903||$10,600||1123 Willis Ave.
41°50′22.65″N 94°6′26.59″W / 41.8396250°N 94.1073861°W
|This building served as the library from its dedication on December 10, 1904, until the mid–1990s.|
|76||Red Oak||Red Oak||Nov 27, 1906||$12,500||400 N. Second St.
41°0′29.81″N 95°13′48.86″W / 41.0082806°N 95.2302389°W
|Dedicated and opened on October 8, 1909, this building is the design of Patton and Miller.|
|77||Reinbeck||Reinbeck||Mar 31, 1916||$6,000||501 Clark St.
42°19′26.17″N 92°35′58.51″W / 42.3239361°N 92.5995861°W
|Dedicated on November 7, 1917, this library constructed an addition in 1992.|
|78||Rockwell City||Rockwell City||Feb 10, 1908||$8,000||426 5th St.
42°23′40.81″N 94°38′5.25″W / 42.3946694°N 94.6347917°W
|Dedicated June 3, 1909, this building was vacated when the library moved in 2008.|
|79||Sac City||Sac City||Jan 6, 1911||$8,000||615 W. Main St.
42°25′21.99″N 94°59′27.56″W / 42.4227750°N 94.9909889°W
|Dedicated February 24, 1913, this library was in use until 1985. It is now the Sac City Chamber of Commerce.|
|80||Sanborn||Sanborn||Mar 29, 1911||$4,000||407 Main St.
43°11′5.76″N 95°39′20.85″W / 43.1849333°N 95.6557917°W
|This library was dedicated on May 22, 1912.|
|81||Sheldon||Sheldon||Feb 28, 1906||$10,000||321 10th St.
43°10′49.93″N 95°51′18.63″W / 43.1805361°N 95.8551750°W
|Built in the Beaux-Arts style, this library is now a museum.|
|82||Shenandoah||Shenandoah||Jan 22, 1903||$10,000||201 S. Elm St.
40°45′56.25″N 95°22′25.82″W / 40.7656250°N 95.3738389°W
|Dedicated August 1, 1905, this library has been twice expanded. The latest remodel was in 2012.|
|83||Sibley||Sibley||Sep 29, 1915||$10,000||406 9th St.
43°24′6.5″N 95°44′55.72″W / 43.401806°N 95.7488111°W
|Dedicated December 11, 1917, this library was expanded in 1985.|
|84||Sigourney||Sigourney||Jan 2, 1913||$10,000||203 N. Jefferson St.
41°20′9.03″N 92°12′15.38″W / 41.3358417°N 92.2042722°W
|This library, dedicated on May 18, 1914, served the community until 2005. It is now home to a private firm.|
|85||Sioux City Main||Sioux City||Apr 8, 1911||$75,000||6th St. and Jackson St.
42°29′47.03″N 96°24′7.23″W / 42.4963972°N 96.4020083°W
|Opened and dedicated on March 6, 1913, this library was converted into the Carnegie Place Apartments.|
|86||Sioux City Leeds Branch||Sioux City||Apr 8, 1911||$10,000||3901 Floyd Blvd.
42°32′24.42″N 96°21′39.67″W / 42.5401167°N 96.3610194°W
|This building is now an American Legion hall.|
|87||Spencer||Spencer||Jan 13, 1903||$10,000||This library was dedicated on March 6, 1905, and was razed in 1970. Spencer's new library was home to Dewey Readmore Books.|
|88||Spirit Lake||Spirit Lake||Feb 1, 1905||$8,000||1801 Hill Ave.
43°25′20″N 95°6′5″W / 43.42222°N 95.10139°W
|This library was dedicated on September 24, 1912, and is now a private business.|
|89||Storm Lake||Storm Lake||Dec 4, 1903||$10,000||200 E. 5th St.
42°38′42.09″N 95°11′58.64″W / 42.6450250°N 95.1996222°W
|Designed by Paul O. Moratz and dedicated on September 29, 1906, this building is now the Buena Vista County Historical Museum.|
|90||Stuart||Stuart||Nov 14, 1906||$6,500||111 NE Front St.
41°30′13.81″N 94°19′4.46″W / 41.5038361°N 94.3179056°W
|This building was dedicated on April 3, 1908.|
|91||Tama||Tama||Aug 30, 1904||$8,500||Dedicated on February 1, 1907, this library served Tama until 2000 when a new library was built.|
|92||Tipton||Tipton||Jul 9, 1902||$10,000||206 Cedar St.
41°46′2.66″N 91°7′39.56″W / 41.7674056°N 91.1276556°W
|Dedicated August 16, 1904, this library was expanded in 1988.|
|93||Traer||Traer||Jun 11, 1914||$10,000||531 Second St.
42°11′35.39″N 92°27′59.07″W / 42.1931639°N 92.4664083°W
|This library was dedicated on March 31, 1916, and underwent a renovation and addition in 2004.|
|94||Villisca||Villisca||May 2, 1907||$10,000||204 S. 3rd Ave.
40°55′56.41″N 94°58′37.82″W / 40.9323361°N 94.9771722°W
|This building was dedicated and opened on February 5, 1909.|
|95||Vinton||Vinton||Jan 2, 1903||$12,500||510 Second Ave.
42°9′59.05″N 92°1′21.13″W / 42.1664028°N 92.0225361°W
|Dedicated on August 25, 1904, this library was later expanded.|
|96||Waterloo East Side||Waterloo||Apr 11, 1902||$24,000||715 Mulberry St.
42°29′56.28″N 92°19′55.99″W / 42.4989667°N 92.3322194°W
|This library is the work of J.G. Ralston and was dedicated on February 23, 1906. Unusually, Waterloo was granted one library but requested funding for two after a disagreement on where to place the library resulted in additional funding from Carnegie. It now houses city offices.|
|97||Waterloo West Side||Waterloo||Apr 11, 1902||$21,000||528 W. 4th St.
42°29′32.28″N 92°20′36.85″W / 42.4923000°N 92.3435694°W
|This library is the work of J.G. Ralston and was dedicated on February 23, 1906. It was the second library proposed for Waterloo and now houses offices for private attorneys.|
|98||Waverly||Waverly||Feb 20, 1903||$10,000||100 2nd Street SW||This library was dedicated on January 1, 1905, and now houses city offices.|
|99||West Liberty||West Liberty||Feb 5, 1904||$7,500||400 N. Spencer St.
41°34′17.07″N 91°15′41.79″W / 41.5714083°N 91.2616083°W
|This building was dedicated on January 12, 1905.|
|100||Winterset||Winterset||Feb 5, 1904||$10,000||124 W. Court Ave.
41°20′3.26″N 94°0′56″W / 41.3342389°N 94.01556°W
|This building, dedicated on June 16, 1905, is now City Hall.|
|101||Woodbine||Woodbine||Apr 28, 1909||$7,500||58 Fifth St.
41°44′13.36″N 95°42′20.55″W / 41.7370444°N 95.7057083°W
|Dedicated on March 9, 1910, this library was expanded in 2001.|
|1||Cornell College||Mount Vernon||Dec 21, 1903||$50,000||Cornell College campus
41°55′30″N 91°25′18″W / 41.924895°N 91.421796°W
|Unusually, this library was granted with the intent to serve as both a community and collegiate library, a role which remains to this day (though the agreement was informal until 2001). This building was used until 1957, and it is now the Norton Geology Center and Anderson Museum.|
|2||Drake University||Des Moines||Mar 27, 1905||$50,000||2621 Carpenter Avenue (Oppermann Hall)
41°36′08″N 93°39′10″W / 41.602246°N 93.652825°W
|A Proudfoot and Bird design, this building was converted to house the Drake Law Library in 1938. When a new Law Library was built in 1990, Carnegie Hall was converted to classroom use.|
|3||Ellsworth College||Iowa Falls||Mar 12, 1906||$10,000|
|4||Grinnell College||Grinnell||Mar 7, 1903||$50,000||1210 Park St.
41°44′54″N 92°43′21″W / 41.748311°N 92.722507°W
|This H.D. Rawson design opened June 13, 1905, and served the college until 1959, when a new library was built. It is now Carnegie Hall.|
|5||Parsons College||Fairfield||Mar 31, 1905||$15,000||Parsons College campus
41°00′58″N 91°58′00″W / 41.016111°N 91.966667°W
|Parsons College lost its accreditation and closed in 1973. This structure was razed in July 2000 by the Maharishi University of Management, which purchased the buildings and bulldozed many of them for new structures conforming to Maharishi Sthapatya Veda. It remains a contributing property to a historic district.|
|6||Simpson College||Indianola||Feb 16, 1905||$10,000||508 N. C St.
41°21′52″N 93°33′52″W / 41.364369°N 93.564551°W
|In 1964, no longer library with construction of Dunn Library. Housed business and art classes. Renamed Heckert Hall in 1975. Business moved out and renamed Art Center. Razed in 2014.|
|7||Upper Iowa University||Fayette||Jan 1, 1901||$25,000||605 Washington St.
42°50′18″N 91°48′03″W / 42.838449°N 91.800771°W
|The first academic library granted in Iowa, it was named after former student David B. Henderson, Speaker of the House and a personal friend of Carnegie's.|
- ^ a b At various times, Bobinski and Jones disagree on these figures. In these cases, further references have been consulted, including Anderson and Miller.
- ^ Cities awarded more than one branch have only one, total amount reflected in this column.
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- ^ "Library History". Manchester Public Library. Retrieved 2009-07-24.
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- ^ "About the Library". Marshalltown Public Library. Retrieved 2009-07-24.
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- ^ "Welcome to Traer". City of Traer, Iowa. Archived from the original on 2009-07-31. Retrieved 2009-08-03.
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Note: The above references, while all authoritative, are not entirely mutually consistent. Some details of this list may have been drawn from one of the references (usually Jones) without support from the others. Reader discretion is advised.