Welcome to your Monroe Public Library


The Monroe Public Library serves all the residents of Monroe and everyone in the surrounding areas of Jasper and Marion counties.  Anyone over age 5 may get a library card at no cost.  The library has a collection of over 22,000 items including adult books, teenage books, children’s books, large print, Dvd’s, and audio books.  We receive over 30 different magazines for adults.  All of these can be borrowed from the library.  In addition, we have a photocopier(fee for use), and can laminate items up to letter size (fee for use).  For those of you who are technology oriented we have four public-use computers with wireless internet and printing capabilities.
The Monroe Library will source books for library card holders through the Iowa Inner Library Loan Program. We have a large, welcoming children’s area with a large collection of children’s books and hands-on activities for the family. Relax in our quiet adult reading lounge with a magazine or book.  We offer fresh coffee for our adult patrons. The teens have their own space to explore our expanded collection of young adult books and graphic novels. The spacious meeting room is used to host various special events for all ages. It can also be reserved by our patrons and community during business hours or by consideration of the Library Board.
Community Connection
Monroe public Library is committed to enabling Monroe Residents to become a life-long  learners on a variety of issues, topics and information.  Appreciation of arts and cultures and inspiring curiosity is the motivation behind our strong collection of materials and varied programs for patrons of all ages. A welcoming space and excellent public service support the library mission. , is the library website which features the library card catalog, vast Monroe Mirror/Legacy Digital Archives and other important links.
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Monroe Public Library
416 S Buchanan St, P.O.Box 780
Monroe, Iowa 50170
Monday: 12 pm-5 pm
Tuesday: 10 am- 5 pm
Wednesday: 12 pm-5 pm
Thursday: 10 am-6 pm
Friday: 12pm-5 pm
Saturday: 9 am-12 pm
Sunday: closed