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Waterloo Public Library

Waterloo Public Library was established in 1876. Our purpose is to fulfill the multiple literacy needs of our community.

We value:

  • Learning and growth
  • Free exchange of ideas
  • Being engaged and responsive to needs
  • Right of everyone to access information
  • Belief in our customers

Quick Stats (2017)

View our annual report, financial statement and strategic plan online.

  • 1.5 million items were borrowed by customers
  • Almost 62,000 active memberships
  • Over 8500 new members in 2017
  • 1.3 million in-person and virtual visits (
  • 292,000 computer workstation bookings and wifi usage
  • Over 1500 free programs held for all ages
  • 42,500 people attended programs at WPL

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