Reference Services

Call 563-326-7832 with your questions!

Reference Services staff answers more than 150,000 questions a year, providing both short pieces of information such as addresses or phone numbers and much more extensive, in-depth information.

Professionally trained information specialists are on duty at the Reference Desk all hours the Library is open; they are eager to answer your questions and provide you with all the information you need.

You can also use our Contact Us form to contact the Reference staff.

Additional services

  • assembling books, articles, and audiovisual materials for callers who want to come in and pick up information gathered for them.
  • Placing reserves on items which are checked out or available at other Rivershare Libraries. You can also place your own reserves through the Library's online catalog. New materials not in the Library's collection may be requested for purchase.
  • Requesting older materials not in the Library's collection that may be borrowed from another library through Interlibrary Loan.
  • Recommending authors and titles which may be of interest to readers.