The library is able to accommodate simple requests, such as asking for a photocopy of an obituary when you have the date of death. Contact the library in any of the ways listed in the left sidebar.

For more involved requests, a researcher formerly with the Southeast Kansas Genealogy Society (now disbanded) will perform research for a fee. You can contact her c/o Iola Public Library, 218 E. Madison Ave., Iola, KS 66749.

To access Heritage Quest Online, a genealogy database available through a statewide subscription by the State Library of Kansas, go to Online Databases and click on Heritage Quest

Iola Register (and its predecessor) issues are available in searchable digital format at  In order to use it for free, you will need to enter your name, Kansas driver’s license number, and date of birth.  The login site can be found at