Cresco Public Library is located in Cresco, Iowa. We are a Carnegie Library, built in 1915 with a sympathetic addition added in the late 1990s.


Mission Statement:

It is the mission of the Cresco Public Library to provide free, unlimited access to its resources, both materials and services to meet the personal, educational, and professional needs of those in the community. Special emphasis is placed on providing popular materials in a timely manner, on providing reference services to all students (at all academic levels) and other information seekers, and on making facilities available for local individuals, organizations, and agencies to do community work. The library serves as a learning and activities center for all residents.


We are still happy to serve the Cresco area and the surrounding communities.

For more information, please click the links below....

News - What's going on in the library?

Contributions/Gifts to the Library - Donations, gifts, benefits, etc. are covered here.

Friends of the Library - Would you like to help out with the Library's events?

Library Board - Board members and documents are available here.

Library Foundation - Our Foundation members' information is here.

Library History - Learn about the history of the library, as well as links to the history of our town.

Contact - Who we are and what our roles are.