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    The library provides a wide variety of materials and services including: 

    Adult Programs Audiobooks and DVDs AV Equipment Children's Programs
    Interlibrary Loans Large Print Books Local History Meeting Rooms
    Newspapers Notary Services Periodicals Personal Computers
    Proctoring Reference Services Story Times Tax Forms
    Travel Folders WIFI Computer Usage
    Warming Center

    Obtain A Library Card

    To take advantage of the full range of the library's services, you will need to obtain an Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library card. Library cards can be obtained in-person at 1250 SW District Dr. during regular hours, Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m., Friday, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 - 5 p.m.


    • 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.