The Union Public Library is a department of the City of
Union. It is accredited by the State Library
of Iowa. The main library is handicapped
accessible. The Union Library is using a Follett automated
circulation system and
Patron Access Catalog. There is a Fax machine and a Photocopier for public
Computers for patrons' use.
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The mission of the Union Public Library is:
To assemble, preserve and administer, in organized collections, books and other
recreational material in order to promote enlightened citizenship and
enriched personal lives.
To serve the community as a center of reliable information, to make every effort to
requirements of individualized reference service to patrons, using either the
collection, interlibrary loan, electric library, or other large
To provide a place where inquiring minds may encounter not only popular,
but also the unorthodox and critical ideas so necessary as stimulants
in a society that depends
for its survival on free competition in ideas.
To provide opportunity and encouragement for children, young people, men and women
To seek continually to identify the desires and needs of the community, to provide
materials and programs of service to meet such desires and needs, to consider
when adding to the library' collection.
To provide opportunity for recreation through the use of books, books on tape,
music, video tapes,
and other art forms.
To endeavor to make the library a pleasant, inviting place where both adults and
encouraged to browse and explore.
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The Internet and the Library
One of the purposes of
the Union Public Library's Home Page is to provide quick access to Internet
Sites that we
have found to contain information that is useful to library patrons.
The world wide web is unregulated, and constantly changing. If you would like us to
add a site or
delete a site, or have any other suggestions, corrections, or comments
please e-mail us at
firstname.lastname@example.org . We
welcome your help.