Aalfs Downtown Library
529 Pierce Street
Monday – Wednesday 9am – 8pm
Thursday – Saturday 9am – 5pm
Sunday (Sept. thru May) 1pm – 5pm

Morningside Branch Library
4005 Morningside Avenue
Monday – Thursday 10am – 6pm
Friday – Saturday 10am – 5pm

Perry Creek Branch Library
(Lower B, Plaza Professional Center)
2912 Hamilton Boulevard
Monday – Friday 10:30am – 5:30pm

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All Sioux City Public Library buildings will be closed until further notice as a preventative measure to stop the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). For updates on Library services click here.


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Library Closing to Public Beginning Tuesday, March 17

The Sioux City Public Library is constantly monitoring the news and taking direction from state and local health officials. With the recommendations of health officials in mind, it has been decided that for the safety and health of our patrons and staff —  all three locations of the Sioux City Public Library will be closed to the public beginning Tuesday, March 17thFor more information on Library services click here.


The First Fifty Pages Podcast

The Sioux City Public Library has a podcast! The First Fifty Pages is a collaboration between the Sioux City Public Library and Sioux City’s local NPR station, KWIT-KOJI. This monthly podcast will inform you on books, library culture, and reading trends and will also keep you up-to-date on the happenings at your local library. You can listen via KWIT’s website or download the episodes via iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, and PlayerFM.


Brainfuse JobNow/VetNow

The Library is excited to introduce Brainfuse JobNow/VetNow for all our full-access library patrons. With Brainfuse you can access an all-in-one suite of services designed for a wide range of educational, career, and veteran needs. Brainfuse offers live, on-demand assistance from expert Job Coaches or Veteran Navigators to assist you with writing a resume, preparing for a job interview, or navigating the VA system. Brainfuse also offers practice tests for all levels in math, reading, and writing as well as preparatory tests – including the GED, HiSET, ACT, SAT, and USCIS citizenship test.


Pay Library Fees Online

You no longer have to wait until your next visit to take care of library fees. You can now quickly and easily pay library fines by credit card from any internet-connected device using your Sioux City Public Library card number and four-digit PIN (birth month and day) to sign in.


Transparent Language Online

Transparent Language offers over 100 languages and a wide variety of learning activities. Transparent Language also has an app, so you can learn a new language whenever and wherever you’d like!


Need Technology Help?

Make an appointment with one of our Library Techies during regular business hours at Aalfs Downtown Library. One-on-one consultations will provide tech assistance and can cover a range of topics including library resources, patron-owned devices (such as eReaders, tablets, and smart phones), social media, computer software, and more! Call 712-255-2933 ext. 2221 to schedule now!

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“Check It Out” radio series

“Check It Out,” a series featuring book recommendations from Sioux City Public Library staff, airs Tuesdays at 7:42am and 5:18pm on KWIT-KOJI: FM90. Each segment spotlights a staff favorite from our collection. (more)


Ancestry Genealogy Search

Discover your family’s history for free with the library version of Ancestry.com. Find U.S. Federal Census records, passenger lists, birth, death, marriage and military records and much more. It is only available on the Aalfs Downtown Library computers, so bring your library card and start discovering!

For the health and safety of our patrons and staff during the current outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, we will be suspending all events for the immediate future.


1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Sharing books and stories is important to your child’s brain development. Join the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge that brings you and your child closer together while developing their vocabulary and preparing them to become a stronger reader. Learn how to get started!

Library Storytime

Library Storytime

Curious young minds experience the magic that stories offer while developing social skills, building vocabulary, and learning to match spoken sounds with written words. Please join us! (more)


1st Saturday Family Storytime

At 11 am the first Saturday of each month, October through May, families with preschool through early elementary age children experience entertaining stories, catchy songs, and memorable rhymes. Hands-on activities extend the story beyond the pages of the book. Parking is free at the Aalfs Downtown Library on weekends!

Reading Lists

Reading Lists for Kids & Teens

Not sure what to read? Check out our reading lists of age-appropriate books by grade and subject. (more)