The Greyhound Cafe is located inside the downtown Cedar Rapids Public Library with drive-up available beginning at 7:30 am weekdays. For catering requests, please call (319) 739-0499 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The library offers free access to public computing, wireless internet, and mobile printing.
If an item you are seeking is not available at any library in the Metro Network, we can often get it from another library through Interlibrary Loan.
The Friends of the Cedar Rapids Public Library provide Books-By-Mail for homebound residents who are not able to visit the library.
The library currently supports three book clubs. They are open to the public and newcomers are always welcome.
Got a great business idea? The Cedar Rapids MICRO program may be what you need, and we can help you get started.
We welcome you to celebrate your special day or event at the downtown Cedar Rapids Public Library!
The premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles for academic libraries from the world's leading journals, this comprehensive resource covers the physical and social sciences, technology, medicine, engineering, the arts, technology, literature, and many other subjects. With millions of articles in both PDF and HTML full-text format and simultaneous, unlimited usage, researchers are able to find accurate, timely information quickly.
Gale Business Insights: Essentials delivers authoritative company and industry information, articles, and statistical data. Business owners, entrepreneurs, marketing professionals, investors, financial planners, and general researchers can explore real-world applications and develop analytical skills.
With broad coverage of agriculture and its related fields, this collection provides a comprehensive view of a growing body of knowledge. Researchers will have access to current and authoritative periodical content that spans the industry--from practical aspects of farming to cutting-edge scientific research in horticulture.
Access your genealogy, family trees, and family history through Ancestry.com. Use of this service is only available at the Cedar Rapids Public Library.
Books & Authors offers new ways to explore the endless possibilities and combinations of books, authors, genres and topics.
This 24-hour on-call "mechanic" provides quick online access to repair, maintenance and service information on the most popular cars, trucks, vans and SUVs on the road today.
Learn more about Cedar Rapids history by accessing these historical newspapers and telephone books. This service can only be used by Cedar Rapids Public Library Cardholders!
The Business Economics & Theory Collection offers instant access to full-text academic journals and magazines--with a strong emphasis on titles covered in the EconLit bibliographic index.
ArticleFirst is an Index to articles from over 12,000 journals. This service can only be used by Cedar Rapids Public Library Cardholders!
The Criminal Justice Collection informs the research process for researchers who are studying law, law enforcement, or terrorism, training for paralegal service, preparing for a career in homeland security, delving into forensic science, investigating crime scenes, developing policy, going to court, writing sociological reports, and much more.
Nearly 3 million articles on all aspects of the communications field, including advertising, public relations, linguistics, and literature, meet the needs of researchers.
Cloud Library brings you a seamless eBook experience. Start your book on one device and then resume on another! The Metro Library Network brings you yet another resource for free ebooks through the 3M Cloud Library. Access ebooks anywhere using the 3M app on your mobile device or computer. Use this service anywhere!
Credo is a database of background content. It's full-text and can help you learn the basics of any topic. Start your research here to focus your topic, find keywords and people, and discover more in-depth books and articles.
Educator's Reference Complete provides access to academic journals, reports, and many premier reference sources in the field of education. The database includes content in key subject areas including administration, bilingual education, child development and psychology, funding, health education, technology, and testing.
Guide to grants and foundations from the Foundation Center. Sources for scholarships, fellowships, grants, awards, and other financial support to individuals. This service can only be used by Cedar Rapids Public Library Cardholders and in the Library itself!
Sources for scholarships, fellowships, grants, awards and other financial support to individuals.
Ebscohost has several different databases that index magazines, newspapers, and journals. This service is available to all area Library Cardholders.
Health Reference Center Academic provides access to medical and professional periodicals, health and fitness magazines, and reference books and pamphlets. The database is designed for both nursing and allied health studentsas well as consumer health researchers. The material contained in this database is intended for informational purposes only.
General OneFile is Gale's largest general-interest database, serving as the public library's ultimate periodical resource, with more than 8,000 titles (most in full text with no embargo), many of which are recommended by Bowker's Magazines for Libraries. With millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text, General OneFile serves a wide audience of readers.
InfoTrac Newsstand provides access to full-text newspapers and allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, newspaper section, or other fields. The database offers a one-stop source for current newsand searchable archives.
Cedar Rapids citizens can download a limited number of free mp3 files from this free and legal service. This service can only be used by Cedar Rapids Public Library Cardholders!
Provides accurate, authoritative information on a full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative and complementary medical practices.
Created specifically for students, knowledgeable consumer health researchers, and health care professionals, Health Reference Center Academic is the perfect resource for up-to-date information on the complete range of health care topics.
The Locator is the statewide union catalog used by the public and libraries to locate library items. It represents the holdings of 666 Iowa libraries and contains 3.8 million titles and represents more than 15.4 million items held in Iowa Libraries.
Informe Académico meets the research needs of Spanish-speaking users with a wide range of full-text Spanish- and Portuguese-language scholarly journals and magazines both from and about Latin America.
Watch over 30000 documentaries, classic and indie films through this streaming service. This service can only be used by Cedar Rapids and Marion residents.
InfoBits is a content-rich, authoritative, easy-to-use resource featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics.
Have access to thousands of free online training videos and courses. Help with Photoshop, Excel, financial literacy, writing etc. There is a topic for everyone! This service can only be used by Cedar Rapids Public Library Cardholders!
Research on stocks and investments. Use this service anywhere!
Lawchek offers information on common legal topics in eleven areas of law. Use this service anywhere!
LearningExpress Library offers a completely interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorials. These platforms are designed to help patrons, students, and adult learners succeed on the academic or licensing test they must pass. Use this service anywhere!
Gale PowerSearch is a search platform unlike any other, providing libraries with a sophisticated yet simple solution for managing a wealth of periodical, reference, multimedia and primary source information.
The worlds largest language-learning service. Choose from over 80 languages to learn! Use this service anywhere!
Have access to more than 2,295 newspapers, large and small, from all 50 states and around the world. Use this service anywhere!
Have access to more than 2,295 newspapers, large and small, from all 50 states and around the world. Use this link for use in the Cedar Rapids Public Library
Having trouble deciding on a book? Novelist can help recommend a book based on numerous titles and authors. This service can only be used by Cedar Rapids Public Library Cardholders!
Cedar Rapids Gazette: Partial Obituary Indexing for years 1950-1985. Some indexing for 1934-1940. Use this service anywhere!
Overdrive allows you to borrow eBook and Audiobooks from us here at the Cedar Rapids Public Library - anywhere, anytime. All you need is your library card number! Access to this service is limited to residents in the Metro Library Network only. Use this service anywhere!
Digital audiobooks are available for download from RBDigital. Use the app or the link to access the library.
Access dozens of popular magazines for free! Use this service anywhere!
Powerful online reference and research tool providing instant, real-time access to accurate, in depth info on 24 million US businesses and 235 million US residents. This service can only be used by Cedar Rapids Public Library Cardholders!
Created for middle school students, Gale'sResearch In Contextsupports engaged learning by bringing together the best and most relevant digital content into one modern, student-friendly, and mobile-responsive website.
TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of TumbleBooks – animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love.
Transparent offers unlimited access to more than 100 languages, with courses designed to build listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.
Research thousands of stocks and mutual funds with Value Line. This service can only be used by Cedar Rapids Public Library Cardholders!
From home or the office, Value Line remote is the most trusted name in investment research. This service can only be used by Cedar Rapids Public Library Cardholders!