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 opportunities, space, service, and resources for the members of the community to expand their knowledge, imagination, and perspective on the world that is open to everyone.


Mission Statement

The Ottumwa Public Library serves the residents of Ottumwa and Wapello county by 1) providing resources to satisfy curiosity and stimulate the imagination of citizens; 2) offering a safe, comfortable place for the individual to enjoy and for the community to gather; 3) and endeavoring to inform patrons about their community and the resources it offers.

Strategic Plan

Ottumwa Public Library Strategic Plan 2018 - 2021


Board of Trustees

Joyce Kramer
LeAnn Lemberger
Mike Carpenter
Patricia Essick
Jo Rohach