Don't See What You're Looking For? Request it!
If you don't see the item you're looking for in the library collection, library staff will be happy to help you place a material request. Material requests are accepted for residents of the city of Newton, Lambs Grove, and those who live in rural Jasper County. If you reside in another town or county's library jurisdiction, please visit your home library to submit your a material request.
Once we receive your request, the library will review the requested material and determine if the item can be purchased for the library collection, or borrowed on your behalf from another library. If your request is approved, the item will be placed on hold for you, and the library will contact you when it is ready to be picked up. There is no charge for requesting materials. Inter-library loan materials will incur a $3.00 per item charge, if you do not pick them up.
The Newton Public Library is connected to other libraries throughout the state and nation. If you submit a material request that the library is unable to purchase for the collection, your request will be considered for inter-library loan. Inter-library loan services are available to residents of Newton, Lambs Grove, and rural Jasper County. If you reside in another town or county's library jurisdiction, please visit your home library to submit your inter-library loan request.
The borrowing period for materials received through inter-library loan will vary. The lending library determines the loan period.
To request materials, or inquire about inter-library loan service, please contact the Library Information Desk at (641) 792.4108. You may also submit your request online.