Drake Public Library FAQs

Here are our Frequently Asked Questions. If you still need assistance please feel free to contact us.

Drake Public Library

To obtain a library card, you will need to have a proof of address – such as a piece of mail, checkbook or driver’s license. Once you fill out a membership application, you will be issued a library card.

Yes, the library has eBooks available for checkout. Please see a librarian for assistance and information.

Books are available to be checked out for a two-week time period. Books may be renewed if they are not on a reserve list.

DPL does not charge late fees, but will require a replacement fee on lost or damaged items. See Librarian on duty for questions regarding this policy.

Books must be delivered to the library where there are carts and helpers to get them inside. We do not assign value to donated items, but can give a tax donation receipt that states number of items donated. All items donated become property of the library. If not used in the library collection, books may be sold in the library’s book sale room. All profits from book sales are used for library support.

Yes, the library fax number is 641-856-6135. It costs 50 cents per page to receive a fax. The library charges one dollar per page to send a fax. Faxes sent to a toll free number are free.

Yes, library cards are available to all residents of Iowa free-of-charge. Out-of-state residents must pay a $20 annual fee.

If the library doesn’t have a book or DVD that you are looking for, we can interlibrary loan or borrow a book from another Iowa library. There is a $3.00 fee to help offset postage per request.