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Dubuque County Library - NICC/Peosta Branch: Dbq. County Collection

Dubuque County Library Online Catalog

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Is the item you'd like to check out not located at the NICC/Peosta Branch? 
Don't worry 'bout it - we got you. 

Call Mike at (563) 556-5110 ext. 2224, and ask to request the item
be sent to Peosta free of charge.

What can I check out at the NICC/Peosta Branch?

The Dubuque County Library provides library service for rural areas and contracting cities in Dubuque County through five library locations in Asbury, Epworth, Drexler/Farley, Holy Cross, and NICC/Peosta.  You may check out materials with your Dubuque County Library card at all our branches.  NICC/Peosta students, faculty, and staff may check out materials with the student ID as well.  Our card makes you eligible for a library card at Carnegie-Stout Public Library in Dubuque, Cascade Public LIbrary, and James Kennedy Public Library in Dyersville. Dubuque County Library service includes a collection of books, DVDs, magazines, newspapers, and audiobooks.  From our website you can search several databases including: EbscoHost, NoveList, America's Newspapers, and Gale Virtual Reference Library. Also online is access to the BRIDGES collection of downloadable eBooks and audiobooks.  BRIDGES is a regional consortium that purchases eBooks and audiobooks for our area.  You can download your selections to most mobile devices, eReaders, and desktop computers. Click here for more information!

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Deidre Hively
844 642 - 2338, Ext. 2224

Obtaining a Library Card

Residents of the unincorporated areas of Dubuque County, the cities of Asbury, Epworth, Farley, Holy Cross, and Peosta, as well as persons who own property in one of these areas are eligible for a library card.


Iowa residents who reside in communities that are part of the State Open Access Program may obtain services from the Dubuque County Library. These individuals must present a library card from their hometown library in addition to photo identification and proof of address.  Open Access borrowers must make requests for interlibrary loan at their home libraries. Under the provisions of the Open Access Program, students enrolled in any college or university in Iowa may obtain borrowing privileges for the duration of the school term by presenting identification and a verification of fees paid for the current term at the time of registration. In accordance with the standards of the State Library of Iowa, Iowa residents cannot obtain a borrower card from the Dubuque County Library for a fee.


Elementary and secondary students enrolled in Dubuque or Western Dubuque school systems that live in cities that do not contract with Dubuque County Library or the Library Agency may be issued a “school use only” library card which is valid for the duration of the school year. “School Use Only” cards must be kept at the library. NICC students and staff are also allowed to have library cards.  


Any eligible person 13 years of age and over may register for a library card by providing photo identification such as a driver’s license or state identification card and verifying proof of address. Any eligible child between the ages of 3 and 12 may register for a library card with a parent or guardian present. The parent or guardian must have a photo ID and proof of address.


Visitors to the community may purchase a guest card for $10. This card is good for one month and is limited to three items per checkout.


First time borrowers are limited to five items for the first visit.


A registered day care facility or senior living center may register for an institutional card if they provide service to eligible residents.


Cards will be renewed every three years by staff after verifying and if need be, updating, the name, address, email address, and phone number.