Laurens Public Library


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Laurens Public Library

       273 North Third Street

        Laurens, Iowa 50554

     Phone/Fax 712-841-4612

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770 career and academic-oriented courses and practice tests available online.

Improve your job search process, prepare for career certification, raise college entrance test scores, and improve 21st century basic skills with just a click!

(Formerly Wilbor)

  • Patron computers with Internet access
  • EBSCO online research & magazine database - contact the Library for User ID & password

  • Free Wireless Internet    

  • Interlibrary loan

  • Kids Summer Reading Programs

  • Bookbasket delivery

  • Cultural Events sponsored by the Laurens Public Library Foundation

  • Genealogy Resources including local obituary index and online access to Laurens newspapers and local history books


 Digital Archives

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A searchable database of local newspapers

from 1885 to 2014, as well as

our Centennial book, "Laurens 100"

and "Pocahontas County, Iowa, History" which was compiled in 1981 by the

Pocahontas County Historical Society

See it for yourself at

Stop at the library anytime,

we'll give you a demonstration!

We have also recently discovered that

“The Pioneer History of Pocahontas County, Iowa : from the time of its earliest settlement to the present time” by Flickinger

is available online in 2 distinctly different formats. Here are the links:



 In 1904 the citizens of Laurens voted to establish the Laurens Public Library.  A Carnegie Building served the community from 1910-1975 when the current building was dedicated.

The Laurens Public Library

is an active educational, social

and cultural institution

in the Laurens community.

Our collection of adult and children's books, videos, etc. number 25,447. Our physical circulation of 41,787, plus 9740 in e-resources made a total of 51,527 circulations in fiscal year 2015-2016. 

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Laurens Public Library