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Meeting Spaces

The library has two meeting spaces for rent: the meeting room in the library, and the Flewharty-Powell Annex to the north of the library.  Visit our Library Policies Page to view our 6J. Meeting Spaces Policy.


Library Meeting Room

The meeting room has a capacity of 64 people seated theater style, and about 36 at tables.  There is a ceiling mounted projector as well as a TV and DVD player in the room.  The coffee pot and microwave may also be used.  There can be no cooking in the room, but users can bring in food, including in slow cookers or roasters.  The rental cost is $30 for up to 4 hours, and $10 per hour after that.  There is a $50 security deposit which will be refunded if the room is left in satisfactory condition.

Meeting Room Reservation Form    Meeting Room Photos


Flewharty-Powell Annex

The capacity of the Annex depends on which rooms you want to use, and how you want to use them.  If you want a gathering with people seated on couches and chairs around the living room, it could hold at least 12. For a meal, about 18 people could sit around tables. The Annex has a kitchen, fully stocked with pans and utensils, which may be used.  Food may be either cooked on site or brought in.  There is a stove, refrigerator, microwave, and coffee pot.  Arrangements may be made for a projector or other equipment. Due to utility costs, the rental is $12 per hour.  There is a $50 security deposit which will be refunded if the Annex is left in satisfactory condition.  Please be aware, at this time the Annex is still configured as a family home, with stairs at all entrances and an unmodified bathroom.

Flewharty Reservation Form     Flewharty Photos

Club Hold
Club Hold is an Author Club service that help to gain access to the latest titles of your favorite authors.

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Curbside Service
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You may request books:


Come through the alley behind the library. Call to let us know that you are here.

Home Delivery Service

Do you love to read?

If you live in the city limits of Iola and are physically unable to come to the library, you are eligible for Home Delivery Service.  We will deliver to your home, apartment, nursing home…wherever you live.

When you contact the library to sign up, we will visit with you to find out how many items you would like for a two week period and whether you’ll want large or regular print books.

Remember, we also have magazines, music, DVDs, and audio books.

Home Delivery Service Application





Did you know your SEKnFind library account now grants you free access to over HALF A MILLION digital titles on the hoopla site?


To get started, you’ll need to know:

  1. – Which Library Issued Your Card
  2. – Your Library Card Number
  3. – SEKnFind Account Password (PIN)

There are also several streaming services that show movies free, with commercials:

Kansas State Library eBook Lending

The State Library of Kansas works with Kansas libraries to provide digital library books for all residents, which includes downloadable audiobooks and eBooks. Most require a Kansas Library eCard for use.


Kansas State Library Collections

A comprehensive list and links to the State Library of Kansas Collections.


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Passport Acceptance
Iola Public Library is a Passport Acceptance Facility for the U.S. Department of State. To apply, you can either bring in your application or fill one out here.  You will need to bring all necessary documents and other items. You will pay your fees here and take the required oath.

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To request a book via interlibrary loan or place a hold on a book, login to your SEKnFind Account. If you do not have a SEKnFind Account, you can create one and/or sign up for a library card.

Sunflower eLibrary
The Sunflower eLibrary is a consortium of Kansas libraries that have joined together to bring you a collection of ebooks and audiobooks using a platform built by Overdrive. The easiest and best way to access this collection is by using the free Libby app, by Overdrive. Libby by Overdrive is available for Android, iOS, Windows 10, some Chromebooks, and in your browser at libbyapp.comReaders with Kindle paperwhite eReaders may check out library books using this service.

Up to 5 books at a time are available for a 2-week circulation period. You may also put up to 5 titles on hold.

The service provides access to ebooks, audiobooks, and graphic novels for adults, children, and young adults.

This service began May 4, 2023 and was made possible through the generosity of the M. Lee Brown Family and Friends of Iola Public Library.

Iola Public​ Library

218 E. Madison
Iola, Kansas 66749

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Mon - Thur: 9:00 - 8:00
Fri & Sat: 9:00 - 5:00

Fax (620) 365-5137

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(620) 365-3262

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