Idaho Falls Public Library 
457 W. Broadway 
Idaho Falls, ID 83402 
(208) 612-8460 
fax: (208) 612-8467 
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Tuesday, December 01, 2015
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The library loans out books, magazines, books on CD, books on cassette, DVDs, videos and music. Any service desk in the library can help you with checking books out. To ensure proper check in we ask that all materials be returned to a book drop location.
  • Library Cards - A card is needed for checking out library materials. Cards are available to all residents of Bonneville County.   For More Information...
  • Loan Period - Most books are loaned for 21 days (three weeks); New fiction books for 14 days. Videos and DVDs are loaned for 7 days. All items may be renewed three times if not on hold for another patron. You can renew online , by phone (208) 612-8198, or in person.
  • To Renew Your Items - You may call the Automated Renewal and Information System at (208) 612-8198, the library desk at (208) 612-8460, or you may renew your items via our online catalog (your card number and PIN will be needed).
  • Late Fees - $0.25 per day on all items.
All staff members are ready to assist you in finding information or in using the Library's collection. We provide help with both general and in-depth reference questions. (208) 612-8460
  • Reference Collection - The Library has a reference collection including many encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, auto repair manuals, price guides and other reference books. We also provide many licensed databases available in the Library through remote patron access.
  • Periodicals - The Library has subscriptions to 180+ magazines and 26 newspapers.  Most magazines are kept for two years.  The current and previous month of newspapers are kept in the reading room. Magzines are also available through the state funded LiLI databases at
  • Post Register on Microfilm - The library keeps all issues of the Post Register until the microfilm arrives.  We have microfilm copies of the Post Register and its predecessors dating back to 1880.  The library staff will perform searches in the Post Register for persons outside of Bonneville County for a fee of $5.
  • Idaho Room - Materials of local interest are kept in the Idaho Room.  These materials do not check out.  The Idaho Room collection consists of Books, Newspaper clippings, pamphlets, maps and the Idaho Code.
  • Education - School tours and a variety of educational workshops are provided by the library staff. Please call 612-8460 if interested.
  • Readers Advisory - Staff at the public service desks will aid readers in selecting materials.

Interlibrary Loan
Books, microfilm and copies of periodical articles that the IFPL doesn't own can be requested from other libraries. Materials can be used for the time indicated by the loaning library, and then returned to the Idaho Falls Public Library. There is usually no charge for this service, however, some libraries may charge minimal fees, which are passed on to the borrowing patron. Request forms are available at all Public Service Desks, or requests can be made by phone by calling (208) 612-8460.

Children's Library
For services in the Children's Library please check the Children's Blog at The Children's Library Blog
If you have any questions, please contact the IFPL Children's Library at (208) 612-8460.

Idaho Room
Located on the second floor of the building, the Idaho Room houses pamphlets, maps, newspaper clippings about Idaho and Idaho Falls, and books pertaining to Idaho. These items may not be checked out.

Electric Carts
Five electric mobility carts are available to any patrons with disabilities or those who may find it hard to get around in the building. The keys are in the carts which are located just inside the new south entrance.

Computer Usage
Personal computers are available to access the internet. To access the internet,talk to the staff member in the computer room on the second floor.   Guests are allowed access for 30 minutes per day.  Word processors are also available. Personal computers also have Microsoft Office Suite software for report, spreadsheet, or presentation work.

Meeting Rooms
Meeting rooms are available. Advanced reservations are necessary, and a user fee is charged.  To make reservations and find out current prices, call (208) 612-8134.

Patrons may park in the parking lot on the south side of the building, but are limited to only two hours per visit. If you will be at the library longer than two hours, you may park across the street (east of Park Avenue) in the all day parking or southeast of the parking lot in the library overflow parking lot..

Book Drops
There are three book drops for your convenience - two outside the building and one inside.  The drive up book drop is located on the east side of the building in the staff parking lot next to the garage. You do not need to leave your car to return library items if you use this book drop. Another book drop is located next to the north entrance facing Broadway. There is now a bookdrop inside the south entrance to the library on the first level.
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