Current COVID-19 Cresco Public Library Hours

Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm

Saturday 9 am to 12 pm

Sunday Closed



Holiday Closures

Cresco Public Library is closed on all national holidays,

and follows the same calendar as the City of Cresco. We are closed on these days:

Good Friday (afternoon)

Memorial Day

Independance Day

Labor Day

Veteran's Day



New Year's

For questions on the Library closures, please call or check on our bulletin board.




Books, Graphic Novels, Audiobooks, Manga are allowed to be checked out for three (3) weeks.

They can be renewed by calling, visiting the library or going to our website and logging into your account. On the website, click 'catalog' and sign in with your login and password. If you need this information, please call the library and speak to a staff member.

Magazines and DVDs are available to check out for one (1) week. DVDs are not allowed to be renewed.

DVDs are limited to 6 PER HOUSEHOLD.


Book Drop:

Cresco Public Library's book and video/DVD drop boxes are located around the side of the south double door entrance. They are open 24 hours a day for your convenience.



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History of the Library

The Cresco Public Library was built with funds from the Carnegie Foundation in 1914 and dedicated on February 10th, 1915. A major addition to the south side in 1991 doubled the size of the library. This was accomplished with a federal grant, local Foundation donations and many volunteer hours. Today the lirbary has thousands of books, audio books, DVDs, access to online resources, ten public computers and a meeting room to serve Cresco and the surrounding communities.