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Pella Public Library will no longer charge new overdue fines beginning January 1, 2021.  
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Pella Public Library: Service Updates

The Pella Public Library is open to the public.  Facemasks are required to be worn at all times while in the building.  Please see our Service Updates page for important information regarding library operations.

Story time will be offered online via Zoom. Please register on the online calendar for a link.  Please "Like" and "Follow" the Pella Public Library on Facebook to see reminders about story times.

Residents are encouraged to utilize resources available online at the library’s website: https://www.cityofpella.com/190/Library

For questions, Public Library team members can be reached via phone at 641.628.4268.

Popular Resources

  • Beanstack_logo_catalogThe Pella Public Library is excited to announce that we are now using the online reading tracking tool Beanstack!  Beanstack is a one-of-a-kind, customizable app that offers patrons new seasonal reading challenges.  Register yourself and your family for the upcoming challenges.
  • Kanopy - Thoughtful Entertainment!  Stream on-demand documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, world cinema, PBS, The Great Courses, and independent filmmakers. More information
  • Adventure Pass - Use your library card to visit selected attractions, museums, and parks for free. More information
  • Brainfuse - a digital resource for career services and test preparations, including live job coaching and live veteran support. Instructions and video tutorial.
  • Bridges - Download great audio book and eBook titles! Enjoy them on your computer or transfer them to a compatible device. Instructions and updates
  • Chilton Auto RepairGet the detailed information you need to tackle vehicle maintenance and repairs.
  • Credo Referencean easy-to-use tool for research, homework, and other reference needs.
  • Pella Community Memory Database - A grant-funded project providing online access to Pella’s local history!  Includes photographs, letters, genealogical research, and more!  Read more about this project.
  • Gale Databases- Search content of newspapers and magazine articles online. For specific databases, visit Gales Pages
  • hoopla - Borrow movies, videos, music and audio books straight from your browser, tablet, or smartphone. hoopla Instructions The daily budget limit resets at midnight.
  • Pella Chronicle online - Search back issues of the Pella Chronicle and other local newspapers.
  • Transparent Language Online - Learn 100 plus languages at home, in the library or on the go. You will need to set up an account. Instructions for use (PDF)