711 4th Street

Wellman, Iowa 52356


The true University of these days is a collection of books.

Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)


Assistant Library Director, Fran Rogers, Retired:

Follow the link below to read a bit about Fran's history within the Iowa public library world (written in 2002...pdf created 4/18/07). She will be missed!

Fran the library builder


Assistant Library Director Job Opening:

This position has been filled.



     Monday 10:00 a.m.--6:00 p.m.
    Thursday 10:00 a.m.--6:00 p.m.
     Tuesday 1:00 p.m.-- 6:00 p.m.
    Friday 1:00 p.m.--5:00 p.m.
     Wednesday 1:00 p.m.--6:00 p.m.
    Saturday 10:00 a.m.--4:00 p.m.

Services and materials available include:


DVD's and Player



books on tape

Interlibrary loan,

homebound service,

large print (our own as well as an ever changing selection from Decorah)

books (of course!)

children's programs

a variety of computer software (and CD-ROMS for use at the library)

internet access (with free outgoing e-mail)

the FirstSearch databases

Links--Interesting places you may want to visit:

Language, Literature and Libraries:

The Scoop - Children's Book Reviews and Much More!

Library Resources on the Internet

WebCATS: Library Catalogues on the World Wide Web

State Library of Iowa

Guide to Christian Literature on the Internet. This is the place to find the documents you need from G.K. Chesterson 's Orthodoxy to the Bible in various languages. It's a non-denominational source.

Reference tools

Reference Tools Online--including Webster's Dictionary, Glossary of Microbiology, American Sign Language Dictionary, The Elements of Style by William Strunk, Jr., Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, Roget's Thesaurus, Acronym Dictionary, and the Periodic Table of Elements.

Internet Public Library Ready Reference Collection

The Virtual Reference Desk - a diverse reference collection from the Libraries of Purdue University. The only disappointment was that theOxford English Dictionary may be used only by subscribers . Everything else I sampled, however, was available.


American History Hotlist


Rand Genealogy Club


The Butterfly Website

Foreign Vistas


BBC Homepage



OCESD's Guide to Agricultural Web Sites (Univ. of Oklahoma)

Small farm resource


State of Iowa Home Page

Wellman Weather

Iowa Road Conditions

Iowa City Internet Directory

Washington County

Washington County Home Page

Washington County Sheriff / Public Safety


Contact us by e-mail at Scofield@netins.net