Jewell's public library, the Montgomery Memorial Library, is fully accredited by the State of Iowa and strives to provide materials, services and programs for all age groups in the Jewell community. 

Our Mission:

The mission of the Montgomery Memorial Library is to promote enlightened citizenship, enrich personal lives and meet informational, cultural, recreational and educational needs of the community by providing, promoting and supporting a wide variety of materials, services and programs for the community's use. 

The library is much more than a place to check out books.  We have programs and services for everyone in our community.  Nice, eager, friendly and highly-trained librarians are standing by, waiting to help you find the information you are looking for.


The library first opened its doors in 1945 when E.W. Montgomery, a local resident, left a portion of his estate to "establish a modern free public library" in Jewell.  It has been serving the residents of Jewell and Hamiltion County ever since.


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Open Weekly

Contact Info

Roxie Young
Library Director
711 Main St
Jewell, IA 50130
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Marcia Wheeler
Library Assistant
711 Main St
Jewell, IA 50130
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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to get a library card?

Our librarian will be able to supply you with a new library card the same day you apply.

Are electronic books available?


Does the Library have

We do offer "story time" for younger children!  Give us a call if the current schedule is not posted.

Does the library have a meeting room for rent?

Yes, please contact us for more information at #515-827-5112.


Montgomery Memorial Library
711 Main Street
Jewell, Iowa 50130