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    Renewals, Returns, & Requests

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    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.

    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.

    Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library Cards can be obtained in-person at 1250 SW District Drive 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.

    Renewing Materials

    Materials can be renewed twice if not requested by other borrowers. Renewals may be made at the circulation desk, by phone during regular library hours, or via the Library's Online Catalog.

    Returning Materials

    Materials can be returned 24 hours a day at the drop box located at the exterior of the building near the main entrance or at the circulation desk during library hours. Materials returned to the drop box before the library opens will be backdated to the previous day. Fines on overdue items stop the moment materials are returned. Please allow 48 hours for items to get checked in.

    Hold Requests

    If the item you're looking for is checked out, you may place a hold request on the item by phone at (515) 965-6460, via the Library's Online Catalog, or at the circulation desk. You will receive an email or phone call notifying you when the item is ready for pick-up. After you receive notification, the item will be held for five days.

    Purchase Requests

    Make a purchase request at the circulation desk.

    Interlibrary Loan Requests

    Due to our upcoming move to the new facility, we are not accepting interlibrary loan requests at this time. Once we are settled, we will open up the request form again. If you have any questions, please email Evan Anderson at