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Search PrairieCat

Search the catalog for our non-digital library materials such as:

  • Fiction and non-fiction books for all ages
  • Board books, picture books, easy readers for early literacy
  • Audiobooks on CD for children and adults
  • Music on CD for children and adults
  • Classic & popular movies on DVD for children & adults

Other Materials not in Catalog

  • Three local newspaper and more than 30 magazine subscriptions for children and adults
  • Xbox and Wi games to be used in library
  • Board games, toys, and puppets for children and families

PrairieCat  will search all libraries unless you limit your search to East Dubuque District Library.  (See the eBooks section for digital items.)

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Placing a hold on a published item reserves the item for you, and puts you on a list if its currently checked out.

  • Search the PrairieCat Catalog, select the item and format
  • Request the item, if our library doesn’t own it, another member library will automatically send their copy
  • Login with your East Dubuque Library card barcode & password
  • Choose East Dubuque District Library as your pickup library



Published items not owned by East Dubuque District Library or any other library in Prairie Cat may possibly be obtained through interlibrary loan through libraries outside of PrairieCat.

  • Search for the item in PrairieCat to confirm no libraries have it.
  • Many self-published books are not available in libraries
  • Call, email, or stop in our library to give us the Title, Author, format, and year of Publication
  • We will search for the requested item to determine if we can order through interlibrary loan



A librarian is available to answer questions and to help you locate library materials anytime the library is open by calling  (815) 747-3052.