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Cedar Rapids
Public Library

319-261-READ

Downtown Hours

M-Th 9am-8pm
Fri-Sat 9am-5pm
Sun CLOSED

LADD Hours

M-Th 9am-8pm
Fri 9am-5pm
Sat CLOSED
Sun 1pm – 5pm

LIBRARY FEES

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Photocopies
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$0.15 per copy
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Black & White
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$0.15 per page
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Color
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$0.75 per page
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Microfilm Printing
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$0.25 per page
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Replacement Library Card
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$1.00
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Earbuds
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$1.00
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FAX (Sending to US Destinations)
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$1.75 for first page, $1.00 per additional page
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FAX (Sending to Foreign Destinations)
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$4.95 for first page, $3.45 per additional page
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LIBRARY FINES

MaterialsLimitLoan PeriodOverdue Fines*Max Fines**
Adult and YA Hardcover BooksNone21 Days$0.25$7.00
Adult & Young Adult PaperbacksNone21 Days$0.25$7.00
CDsNone21 Days$0.25$7.00
DVD’s - Fiction207 Days$0.25$7.00
DVD’s - NonFictionNone21 Days$0.25$7.00
DVD’s - Quick Pick57 Days$0.25$7.00
InterLibrary Loans5Varies$1.00$20.00
10 Day BooksNone10 Days$0.25$7.00
Children’s PaperbacksNone21 Days$0.20$4.00
Children's HardcoverNone21 Days$0.20$4.00
Children's Tablet (Launchpad)114 Days$2.00$20.00
Adult Tablet (Nexus 7)114 Days$5.00$20.00
PamphletsNone21 Days$0.25$7.00
MagazinesNone10 Days $0.25$7.00

* Per day/per item
** Per item

If a person’s fines reach $20.00, various privileges including borrowing of materials, use of items within the library, and use of iBistro are suspended.

A courtesy reminder is made three times after items are due. If fines are not paid or materials not returned, patron’s accounts may be turned over to a collection agency. If an account is referred to a collection agency, there is an additional $10.00 collection fee.

The Code of Iowa Section 714.5 considers materials kept longer than two months prima facie evidence of ‘intent to deprive’.

Refunds will be given for lost items that are found and returned in good condition within 6 months of the loss date.

HOLDS & BOOKDROPS

Place a Hold

Holds can be placed on nearly any item that circulates at the library. For most accounts, you can have up to 20 items on hold at any one time. You can be notified by email, telephone or mail when a reserved item is available for pickup.

Items can be held at any of the Metro Libraries regardless of where you live. In our Catalog, you can place holds on existing items as well as items that are on order or that are being processed by our cataloging staff. Once a hold has been placed on an item, you can access your account online to see your position in the hold queue.

Place a Hold

Holds can be placed on nearly any item that circulates at the library. For most accounts, you can have up to 20 items on hold at any one time. You can be notified by email, telephone or mail when a reserved item is available for pickup.

Items can be held at any of the Metro Libraries regardless of where you live. In our Catalog, you can place holds on existing items as well as items that are on order or that are being processed by our cataloging staff. Once a hold has been placed on an item, you can access your account online to see your position in the hold queue.

Bookdrop Locations

Bookdrops are located within and outside the Cedar Rapids Public Library-Downtown, Cedar Rapids Public Library-Ladd, Hiawatha Public Library and Marion Public Library.

All Metro Area Hy-Vee Food Stores also have bookdrops available inside the main entrance.

RENEWING YOUR ITEMS

Most items at the Cedar Rapids Public Library can be renewed twice. Some items like Quickflicks and Quick Pick items cannot be renewed. Items that have holds on them cannot be renewed.

The Library offers three ways for you to renew items.

1.  Renew via the internet

You can renew items by accessing your account here on our site.

You will be prompted for your library card number and PIN. Once you have entered your account, select the items you wish to renew and click on the ‘Renew items’ button. Items that have been renewed will show the updated due date.

The Library offers three ways for you to renew items.

1.  Renew via the internet

You can renew items by accessing your account here on our site, just click “My Account”.

You will be prompted for your library card number and PIN. Once you have entered your account, select the items you wish to renew and click on the ‘Renew items’ button. Items that have been renewed will show the updated due date.

2.  Renew via the Self-Serve Line

You can also renew items by calling our Self-Serve Line at (319) 398-7405. This automated service will take you through the process to renew items. Once an item has been renewed, the system will tell you the new due date.

3.  Renew via the telephone

You can also renew items by calling any location of the Metro Library Network during the hours they are open.