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Welcome to Kirkendall Public Library! We are proud to serve the people of Ankeny and neighboring communities. Our mission is to support lifelong learning and enjoyment in an inclusive, welcoming environment. See what we have to offer!

Access the Online Catalog
Search our collection to find your favorite books, audiobooks, movies and music. Logon to your account. Download eBooks using the BRIDGES system, read your favorite periodical, make a purchase suggestion and even access your library account! View Online Catalog.

Kirkendall Public Library has several programs and events for every member of the family - Children, Teens and Adults! Everything from book discussion, computer classes, conversations circles, games, crafts and more! Learn everything about what the Library has to offer and download our monthly calendars for quick reference! 

Reference 24/7  
Access our collection of online reference resources including college and career testing, genealogy, investments and more! Log in with your Kirkendall Library card unless otherwise noted. Check it out now.

Obtain A Library Card

To take advantage of the full range of the library's services, you will need to obtain a Kirkendall Public Library card.

Adults 18 and over need a photo ID and something showing their current address. A driver's license is most common. But one can also use an official letter or bill, voter registration card, car registration, fishing license, mortgage agreement, lease agreement or anything stating their name and current address.

Ages 12-17 need a photo ID or the legal guardian to vouch for who they are. Ages 0-11 need a legal guardian to be with them.

Kirkendall Library Cards can be obtained in-person at 1210 NW Prairie Ridge Dr. during regular hours, Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday 2 to 5 p.m.


June 28, 2018: Internet not accessible on public library computers
Due to a cut in an underground fiber optic cable, patron computers cannot connect to the Internet. The library still has WIFI for your own device. Staff can assist you in searching the library's online catalog for circulating materials. Hopefully, there will be a solution in the following days. Sorry for the inconvenience. Stay tuned for updates.


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