Current Hours

Monday - Thursday
9 am to 7 pm

Friday - Saturday
9 am to 5 pm

Sunday Closed


Work at the Library

The library currently has no open positions.


Vision Statement

The Ottumwa Public Library strives to provide wide-ranging opportunities, space, services and resources for all members of the community to expand their knowledge, increase understanding and gain perspective about our diverse and amazing world.


Mission Statement

The Ottumwa Public Library serves the residents of Ottumwa and Wapello County by:
 * Providing resources to educate and entertain all patrons throughout the community and stimulate their imaginations; 
* Offering a safe, comfortable place for the individual to enjoy and for the community to gather; 
* And endeavoring to inform patrons about their community and the resources it offers.

Strategic Plan

Ottumwa Public Library Strategic Plan 2022-2024


Board of Trustees

Joyce Kramer
LeAnn Lemberger
Mike Carpenter
Patricia Essick
Jo Rohach