Reference Services

The Reference Services Department at the Waterloo Public Library is happy to assist you with your research and information needs. Reference staff members are familiar with research methods and can help you locate and evaluate information sources that will answer your questions quickly and accurately.

Staff members can assist you in using databases that the library subscribes to, or in finding the perfect online or print source needed to complete your project. One specialty of the Reference staff is assisting in local history research.

If you have a question you need help researching, please contact Reference Department staff at 319-291-4476, or by sending an email to