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The Newton Public Library offers access to academic publications, legal forms, local history archives, and much more! Contact the Library information desk at (641) 792.4108 or email the library for assistance with your research inquiry.

Newton Public Library Digital Archive 

Jasper County history at your fingertips! The Newton Public Library Digital Archive includes digitized materials selected from the collections of the Newton Public Library, Jasper County Historical Museum, and private citizens. Available materials include photographs, postcards, documents, and yearbooks that record the history of Jasper County’s schools, government, businesses, and residents. New content is added weekly.

Genealogy/Obituary Research

Obituary/genealogy requests can be made by mail, telephone, e-mail, or in person. Requests will be processed during regular business hours as staff time allows. A research fee of $10.00 per hour will be charged for searches, with a one hour minimum. If search results can be sent to the requester by e-mail, no additional charges will be applied. If the results are mailed, a charge of $0.10 per page plus the required USPS postage rate will be charged. An invoice will be sent with the results. Genealogy/obituary requests from other libraries are done as interlibrary loan requests at no charge to the patron or the library.

Online Library Databases

The library offers a wide variety of online databases for library patrons, many of which can be accessed from your home computer. These databases can be accessed by logging into the library catalog, using your card number and PIN. Databases may also be accessed inside the library during regular hours. Please note, the Ancestry Library database may only be accessed from inside the Newton Public Library.

Available library databases include:

  • Legal Forms Library
  • Ancestry Library
  • Brainfuse