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Dubuque County has been labeled a Red Zone for COVID-19 cases. For the safety of our staff and patrons, the Library is open to the public BY APPOINTMENT ONLY


  • The library front doors remain locked at this time.
  • Appointments are limited, please schedule ahead of time.
  • Walk-ins are welcome if space allows.










Appointments are available:


  • Monday - Thursday: 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
  • Friday - Saturday: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sunday: 1:30 - 3:30 pm


Appointment types and length are as follows:

  • Browse the collection: 30 or 60 minutes
  • Use one of the library's two public access computers or three laptops: 30 or 60 minutes
  • Use the library's wifi on your own device: 30 or 60 minutes 
  • Use the study room: 60 minutes
  • Copier, scanner, fax services: 15 minutes
  • For all other needs please call the library and staff will discuss what we can do to assist.



We are continuing to offer curbside service!



Virtual programming is being scheduled so please check the library’s calendar of events for details. Digital Services are also available. Download the information sheet to find out all you can do from home!

Library materials may be returned in the exterior drop box at any time. Let us know if you have something that doesn’t fit or shouldn’t be returned in the drop box.  Returned items are quarantined for a minimum of 1 day.




Contact us via telephone at (563)875-8912 for more information. 

Love My Library Fundraiser   January 14 thru February 28

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Do you “Love Your Library”?  Then consider participating in this annual fundraising activity that will improve the collection and services the library is able to offer!


  • Library staff have identified books and other materials, furnishings, equipment, programs, supplies, and more that the library needs. 
  • Select one or more items and donate the funds needed for purchase.  Or purchase the items yourself and donate them to the library. 
  • Donations will be written on a heart and displayed on the library windows as well as acknowledged on the library website and social media.
  • The complete list can be viewed at the circulation desk inside the library or view it here.
  • View what others have already donated here.  


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The James Kennedy Public Library Board of Trustees is seeking one candidate to serve on the Library Board!

Information about the responsibilities of the Library Board are available on the library board page.  Applications are available at city hall or can be downloaded off the library’s website.

James Kennedy Public Library


Welcome to the James Kennedy Public Library! The library is your one stop source for all of your informational needs. We have a large selection of books, audiobooks, magazines (both print and digital), newspapers, DVDs, console games, and downloadable music and movies available to be checked out by our library card holders. Here you will also find electronic resources, news, information about our Creation Station and Library of Things, and a calendar of upcoming library events!