Greetings from the staff at Drake Public Library. In response to Governor Reynolds’ State of Emergency Mandates, the library will be closed to the public until further notice. This is what that means:
Staff will be reporting in for the time being but no patrons will be allowed in the building.
We will be checking our voicemail system, facebook messages and emails.
We will be checking the bookdrop for returns BUT prefer that patrons keep their current checkouts until this crisis is over.
We will not be accepting book/magazine donations.
ALL FINES WILL BE FORGIVEN for late materials during the shut down. We will be happy to extend due dates when we get your request.
We encourage our patrons to utilize our online resources listed below:
Follett, our online card catalog to check your own account. You will need your login name (last name plus first three letters of your first name) and password (your individual patron number found on your library card or by contacting us)
Bridges, our Ebook, Audiobook and Video Streaming service that also includes online magazines. You log in with your patron number and your last name with the first letter capitalized.
BrainFuse Job Now & Vet Now that includes online learning, resume and interviewing coaching with added assistance to Veterans.
Gale Resources is found at www.galepages.com/iadrake and our password is drakepl. This is a wonderful resource for full text documents for research purposes, especially helpful to students doing research papers and looking for articles that can be cited appropriately. We will be posting other online resources that are free to the public as we find them.
We will try to answer as many of your questions that we can and help you through taking advantage of these resources. We will also be updating you on any changes in our situation as well as tutorials on utilizing some of these online resources. You can contact us at 641-856-6676, through Facebook at Drake Public Library and Drake Public Library Kids and through the Contact Us link on our website. The Library Email link in red will connect you to our primary email.
We appreciate your understanding during this difficult time and we wish you all well.