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Ely Public Library

The Mission of the Ely Public Library is to enable all residents of our service area to have free and equal access to the resources that satisfy their educational, cultural, informational and recreational needs. The library shall make every effort to promote awareness among all residents of the availability of these resources to fulfill their needs.

Location, Contact & Hours: 

P.O. Box 249
1595 Dows Street
Ely, IA 52227

Phone: 319-848-7616     Fax:  319-848-4056

Sunday Closed
Monday 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday 1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday 1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


  Library Staff:

Sarah L. Sellon, Director
Tracy Clair, Youth Services 
Paula Bradway, Technical Services   
Carolyn Wilson, Assistant Librarian 
Ali Alldredge, Assistant Librarian
Becky Cheesman, Assistant Librarian   
Jennifer Hawks, Janitor

  Library Board:

Dan Whitaker  President
Jim Higdon Vice President
Jennifer Norman Secretary
Christy Frese Rural Trustee
Jaime Allard Rural Trustee
Alan Wery Trustee
Sandra Winterowd Trustee


This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.