|Between 1892 and 1917, 104 communities in Iowa sought money from Andrew Carnegie to build public libraries. Ultimately, only 99 communities accepted the money, and those communities built 101 public libraries across the state. In addition to the public libraries that were built, Carnegie provided funds to build 7 academic libraries in the state. The active response of Iowa's communities meant that Iowa received the 4th highest number of grants nationwide, and built the 6th highest number of public libraries. Iowa also acquired the 3rd highest number of academic libraries during the period of Carnegie's program.