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Welcome to the Elkader Public Library!


The Elkader Public Library offers a wide variety of materials in many different formats. In addition to fiction and nonfiction books for every age, there are audio books (CD and MP3), DVDs, magazines, newspapers, puzzles, cake pans and more! The Elkader Public Library also offers free wireless internet. Ask at the front desk for more information.


How to Log in to the Elkader Public Library and Renew and Reserve Materials Online

  • From this website, click on the “Catalog” tab.
  • In the upper right corner, click on “Log in” using your library card number and phone number. It will tell you “Logged in as (your library card number).”

  • Click on the “My Account” button right under this.

  • At the top of the window that opens, there will be Account Info; Notifications; Items Out/Renewals; Reserves/Requests; Bookmarks; History.

  • Click on “Items Out/Renewals.” It should open a list of what you have checked out and on the right there should be a button that says “Renew.”

  • Once you click the “Renew” button, it should tell you that the item was “Successfully Renewed” and list the new due date.

To Reserve an item:  Follow first three step above, then:

  • Use the "Find" area to search for the item you wish to put on reserve.
  • Click on item.
  • Click the "Reserve this item" button.
  • Follow prompts about method of notification
  • Click on "Place Reserve."



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About Elkader:

Elkader is a unique community and home to the Keystone Bridge This keystone bridge is known as the longest of its type west of the Mississippi river. It is 346 feet long and was built of locally quarried limestone in 1889. Construction of the bridge lasted nine months at a cost of $16,282. In later years a sidewalk was added to the north side of the bridge. The State Preservation Program nominated this bridge to the National Register of Historic Places in January 1976.




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Upcoming Events
Friends of the Library Meeting Dec 11, 2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM — Elkader Public Library
Library Board of Trustees Meeting Dec 11, 2018 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM — Elkader Public Library
Story Time Dec 17, 2018 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM — Elkader Public Library
Book Discussion Dec 18, 2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM — Elkader Public Library
Library Closed on Dec 24 Dec 24, 2018 09:30 AM - 06:00 PM — Elkader Public Library
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