If you want to check if you have any fines or want to place a hold on an item, check your account through our RiverShare Catalog. Use your barcode for the username and the last four digits of your phone number for the PIN.
With your library card you have access to thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks, visit Overdrive to browse through titles. You can also download Overdrive or Libby by Overdrive in the App Store or Google play for your mobile device.
Can't find that book you're looking for in the RiverShare Catalog? That's okay! The library can often find the title you're looking for through Interlibrary loan where we ask other libraries in the state (and sometimes across the country). This service is free and most requests are filled within 2 weeks. Materials that are in high demand, hard to find, or owned by only a few libraries may take longer.
Please do not remove any labels or bands that identify the item as an Interlibrary Loan item. Interlibrary loan materials are borrowed from other libraries. Please return them on time!
FAQ for answers to any questions you may have.
If you or someone you know is unable to come to the library for books and other materials due to physical or medical limitations, even if the limitations are temporary, the library can help with our Homebound Delivery Service.
Items are chosen based on the preferences of the patron and are delivered on a routine basis by volunteers. To arrange Homebound Delivery for yourself, a family member, or someone in your care, or to become a Homebound Delivery volunteer, please contact Cheryl Hildestad at email@example.com or 563-242-8441.
Our Genealogy and Local History resources can be found at our north location at the Lyons Library, 105 Main Avenue Clinton, IA. Lyons' Collection Includes:
·Local Newspapers (1856-present)
· City Directories and Land Records
· Vital Records (pre-1932)· County School Records
· Census Records
· Family and Town Histories
· Maps and Plat Books
· Year Books and Directories
· Passenger and Immigration Indexes
· Cemetery Indexes and Sourcebooks
Click HERE for more information
Public Computer Access and Wi-Fi
Computers at the Clinton Public Library provide access to the catalog, the Internet, Microsoft Office programs, children’s programs, and a variety of reference databases. Patrons with laptop computers or other portable devices use the Library’s wireless access. There are no limits on wireless access, and a library card is not required. There are computers available for children 11 and under to use on the Children's Floor. Teens age 11 to 18 have access to the Teen Loft computers. The Lyons Library also public computers for Internet and research use.
Patrons have a maximum of free 90 minutes of total computer use per day. If you do not have a library card, the front desk staff can issue a guest pass for 90 minutes.
The library has free access to Wi-Fi. Simply connect to "Clinton Public Library WIFI". Your device should walk you through a
Sign-In process. If not, click on a browser and an agreement to service page should appear. You have to agree and click "Connect" to be able to access the Wi-Fi.
Printing, Copies, and Scanning
All locations have printing available from our networked computers.
You are able scan documents to a USB drive in .TIF or .PDF format. The station has a book scanner to scan individual documents and a sheet-fed scanner that quickly scans a stack of documents.
Printing – $0.15/sheet for black and white, $0.35/sheet color, $0.25/sheet from microfilm (Lyons only)
Copies – $0.15/sheet black and white, $0.35/sheet color
Scanning – No cost
Storage – $5.00 for 8GB thumb drive
Businesses, schools, and other organizations in need of onsite examination space and test proctoring services can contact Jeanne Nitz at 563-242-5355 for details and scheduling. Please read our policy in regards to test proctoring.
Clinton Public Library provides a notary service at the main library location during most hours of service. There is a charge of
$5 per document. To inquire whether a notary is available, please call ahead to (563) 242-8441. Please be aware of the following guidelines for notary service:
Please bring a photo identification, such as a valid Driver's License, with you.
Please do NOT sign the document ahead of time; it MUST be signed in front of the notary.
If more than one person must sign the document, they must ALL be present at the time of notarization.
A limit of five (5) items per person per day.
Clinton Public Library public notaries follow all regulations established by the Code of Iowa, Chapter 77.
For your information: A notary only verifies the signer's identity and that the signature was made willingly and freely.
Notarization does NOT:
Prove a document to be true or accurate.
Legalize or validate a document.
Notarize I-9 forms.
Prove a statement under oath/affirmation is true.
Public notaries are NOT legal professionals; please do not ask them legal questions or for legal advice.
Technology help is available at our Clinton Public Library during the following hours:
Thursday: 4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Friday (LYONS):10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Do you have questions about using Microsoft Office products like Word or Excel? Want to learn how to set up a free email account? Do you need to create a cover letter or resume? Do you need help figuring out your iPad, tablet device, smartphone, or electronic reader? CPL Staff Members are available to assist patrons in using our computers and with other questions about technology. Call to make an appointment; appointments are subject to library programming schedule and staff availability. For more information call 563-242-8441 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Technology help can be general questions about your device or help with homework. Help should be with tech or technology related issues. We offer a variety of new exciting things that are available for use, please see the make-do-learn section for more information. We offer computer use with internet open for free tech use while no patrons are waiting during these hours.