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Southwest Iowa Library Service Area is now Southwest Iowa Library Services District. We are one of six library service districts helping libraries provide the best possible service to Iowans. We provide libraries in our area with support services: consulting, continuing education, backup reference, and interlibrary loan.
Vision for Member Librarians and Trustees
Our librarians and trustees are:
"Give them wings, let them fly"
Southwest District Office of Iowa Library Services is one of six District Offices helping libraries provide the best possible service to Iowans. We are funded by appropriation of the Iowa General Assembly to provide libraries in our District with support services: consulting, continuing education, backup reference, and interlibrary loan.
The Southwest District Office serves libraries in 22 counties: Adair, Adams,
Audubon, Carroll, Cass, Clarke, Crawford, Decatur, Fremont, Guthrie, Harrison, Lucas, Mills,
Page, Pottawattamie, Ringgold, Shelby, Taylor, Union, and Wayne.
Librarians and trustees are served by two staff at the Southwest District Office:
Monday-Friday, 8:00 - 12 noon and 1:00 -5:00 p.m.