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The Ottumwa Public Library strives to provide wide-ranging opportunities, space, services, and resources for all members of the community to expand their knowledge, increase understanding and gain perspective about our diverse and amazing world.

Mission Statement

The Ottumwa Public Library serves the residents of Ottumwa and Wapello County by:

  • Providing resources to educate and entertain all patrons throughout the community and stimulate their imaginations;
  • Offering a safe, comfortable place for the individual to enjoy and for the community to gather;
  • And endeavoring to inform patrons about their community and the resources it offers.

Board of Trustees

  • Joyce Kramer  |  President
  • LeAnn Lemberger  |  Secretary
  • Ryan Mitchell
  • Himar Hernandez
  • Jo Rohach


Monday – Thursday  | 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday – Saturday  |  9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday  |  Closed


The library currently has no open positions at this time.

Strategic Plan

Plan for 2022-2024

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