Iola Public Library
218 E. Madison Ave. Iola, KS 66749 620-365-3262

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Iola Public Library
218 East Madison Ave.
Iola, KS 66749



9:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Summers: Closing time is 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday

Pay or Donate by Credit Card

Click here to use your credit card to pay fines, program or other fees, Friends of the Library dues, or make donations.

E-books and Downloadable Audio

Iola Public Library participates in Digital Book eLending. You can check out e-books and downloadable audio books at Digital Book eLending. You will need a Kansas Library Card (you can get this at the library).


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 of 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

Some new books at the library:

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