Special Services

ICN Room Reservations

  • An Iowa Communications Network (ICN) Room is available at the Main Library for videoconferencing. For more information, call the Davenport Public Library at 563-326-7832 and ask for the Business Office.

 

Copy and Fax Machines

  • Fax services are available at all three library locations for both sending and receiving documents. The FAX number at the Main Library is (563) 326-7840, the number at Fairmount Street is (563) 888-3450 and the number at the Eastern Avenue Branch is (563) 888-4892. The Self-Service FAX machines at all three library locations are a free service to the community.
  • Photocopiers are located at all three locations.They provide letter, legal, and oversize copies and some provide enlargement and reduction options. Copies on 8 1/2 x 11" paper are 10c per page.
  • Scanners are located at all three locations. Scanned images can be saved to a flash drive or sent directly to the B&W public printers.
  • A Color Copier is available in the Main Library Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center. Cost is $1 per copy.
  • A Book Copier is located in the Special Collections Center, which provides specialized copying for old or fragile books without harming the bindings.
  • Microfilm & Microfiche photocopies of newspapers, magazines, and government documents in the Special Collections Center cost 25c per copy.

 

Memorials and Gifts

Memorial contributions to the FRIENDS of the Davenport Public Library may be made at any time, in any amount and many excellent books and other library materials have been added to the Library's collection through such tributes. The donor may want to specify a particular subject area or interest to be selected or leave the choice to the Library's Selection Committee. For such remembrances, a card is sent to the family advising them of the memorial gift and the title(s) selected. The donor is also notified of the title(s) chosen. A memorial bookplate with the name of the person being honored and the name of the donor is placed inside each memorial book.

To Honor a person, a contribution to the FRIENDS of the Davenport Public Library may be made at any time, in any amount. The donor may want to specify a particular subject area or interest to be selected or leave the choice to the Library's Selection Committee. A card is sent to the person being honored advising them of the gift and the title(s) selected. Gift books can be used to honor someone's birthday, anniversary, graduation, etc. A bookplate with the name of the person being honored and the name of the donor is placed inside each gift book.

Checks made out to the FRIENDS of the Davenport Public Library may be mailed directly to the Davenport Public Library, 321 Main Street, Davenport, Iowa 52801-1490, giving the name of the person honored by the memorial or gift. For more information, call the Davenport Public Library at 563-326-7832 and ask for the Business Office.

Legacy gifts are gratefully accepted. Please contact the Library Director for information about these special opportunities.

 

Notary Public

Davenport Public Library provides FREE notary service at the all three library locations during most hours of service. To inquire whether a notary is available, please call ahead to (563) 326-7832. 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.
  • Davenport 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.
  • 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.

 

Public Computers

The Main (Downtown) Library, Fairmount Street Branch, and the Eastern Avenue Branch all have a variety of computers for public use. These computers provide access to the Library Catalog, the Internet, Microsoft Office programs, and over 60 online databases of all kinds.

Please refer to the Electronic Resources policy for specific use guidelines

All library locations also offer free wireless internet access to users who bring their personal laptop computers or WiFi capable internet devices.

 

Special Needs

Davenport Public Library's buildings are Handicapped Accessible, including the restrooms, bookstacks, computers, and meeting rooms. Staff is available to assist anyone with special needs. All three locations also have a wheelchair available for guests who need assistance.

The Library's Large Print Collection consists of thousands of books with print 3 times larger than print found in regular books. The collection contains all the latest bestsellers along with core collections of romances, mysteries, westerns, and non-fiction.

Books on Tape and Books on CD are available which include best-selling fiction and nonfiction, plus romances, mysteries, and self-help instruction.

The Main Library has a Color Magnifier that can increase small print, such as that in newspapers and on prescription bottles, to more than 6" high.Magnifying glasses and magnifying screens are available at the Reference Desk for use in the building.

The Library is an agency of the Iowa Commission for the Blind and has application forms for this program. If you have vision problems or a physical disability that limit your use of reading materials, you may qualify for a tape player and Talking Books, a free service to all Iowans.