For immediate release April 30, 2012
Contact: Jeff Morgan, Jeff.Morgan@iowa.gov, (515) 281-3858
DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs today announced expanded hours of operation at the State Historical Library in Des Moines and Iowa City.
The State Historical Library in Des Moines is open to the public 12:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday and 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, and the Iowa City location is open to the public 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Both locations will be closed Sunday-Monday and for official state holidays.
The State Historical Library locations are at the State Historical Building, 600 E. Locust Street in Des Moines, and the Centennial Building, 402 Iowa Avenue in Iowa City.
“We are very pleased to expand the hours of operation at both of our State Historical Library locations to provide greater access to the public,” DCA Director Mary Cownie said. “This move gives the public more opportunities to spend time at each location, access services and conduct research about Iowa’s past.”
The State Historical Library offers a wide range of services and maintains in its collections numerous books and periodicals; photographs; newspapers; county government records; census materials, manuscripts, audio-visual and map collections; and birth, death and marriage records. These services and materials are used extensively by genealogists, researchers and others interested in Iowa’s rich history and cultural heritage.
More information about the State Historical Library’s services and collections is available at www.iowahistory.org or by calling 515-281-6200 (Des Moines) or 319- 335-3916 (Iowa City).