About Us

About the Library

The Davenport Public Library is the municipal library for the City of Davenport, Iowa, serving a population of 102,196 residents

feature-1.jpgThe Davenport Public Library is the municipal library for the City of Davenport, Iowa, serving a population of 102,196 residents.  The Library has three conveniently located facilities. Our Main Street Branch has just received a renovation and is located at 321 Main Street, in the heart of downtown Davenport. Main is also the home of the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center, which focuses on local history and genealogy.  The Fairmount Street Branch is on the west side of town at 3000 Fairmount Street. It is home to a community garden and conveniently located just off of the bike path. The Eastern Avenue Branch, in northeast Davenport at 6000 Eastern Avenue, was awarded a silver LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) award for its design.  New in 2020, the Library acquired the Outreach Wheeled Library (OWL) that brings library services directly to retirement facilities, schools, daycares, community events and organizations throughout Davenport. Patrons can access our library catalog, website, e-books, e-audiobooks, and countless digital resources, remotely 24-hours a day.  Wireless Internet access and public computers, faxing, copying, notary services, and scanning are available at each of our locations.

The Davenport Public Library works collaboratively with other Iowa libraries in the RiverShare Consortium to share library materials at convenient pick-up locations.  By offering reciprocal borrowing privileges to one another, our patrons receive the benefit of having access to the resources of all nine RiverShare Libraries.


Explore Our History

The Library | Main opened it's doors on October 6, 1968. Library services in Davenport have an even longer history.

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Annual Reports

The Annual Report shows a brief summary of services provided to the community. The most recent annual report is at the link below.

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Strategic Plan

The Library Board approved an updated Strategic Plan for 2022-2024. It can be viewed by selecting the link below.

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Organizational Chart

The Organizational Chart shows the basic structure of the Library's staff and governance. An updated version is available at the link below.

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Our Mission

Connect a diverse community to resources that inform, enrich, educate, and entertain.

Our Vision

Davenport Public Library will create a community-wide culture of learning in which all citizens use the Library and see themselves reflected in the services and staff.