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Roasters is located inside the downtown Cedar Rapids Public Library with drive-up available beginning at 9:00 am weekdays. For catering requests, please call (319) 739-0499.


Computer Access
& Printing

The library offers free access to public computing, wireless internet, and mobile printing.

Interlibrary Loan

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.

Books by Mail

The Friends of the Cedar Rapids Public Library provide Books-By-Mail for homebound residents who are not able to visit the library.

Ask a Librarian

A limited reference service to residents of Cedar Rapids and other patrons with Metro Library Network cards.

Book Clubs & Kits

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.

Space Rental

We welcome you to celebrate your special day or event at the downtown Cedar Rapids Public Library!

Art on Exhibit

The Ladd Library Gallery and the Third Floor Art Gallery at the Downtown Cedar Rapids Public Library are designed to give community artists a place to display their work.


Adventure Pass

Get access to free passes to area attractions by using a valid adult Library card and a valid photo ID. Any adult library patron may borrow a pass to enjoy an educational day of family fun. Available for Cedar Rapids residents only.


ArticleFirst is an Index to articles from over 12,000 journals. Use of this service is only available at the Cedar Rapids Public Library.

Auto Repair Source

An Ebscohost reference center for autorepair on vehicles. Use this service anywhere!

Cloud Library

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!

Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports is an independent, nonprofit member organization providing more than 8,000+ trusted reviews, investigative reporting, championing product safety and fairness for all.


Ebscohost has several different databases that index magazines, newspapers, and journals. This service is available to all area Library Cardholders.

Fold3 by Ancestry

Fold3® provides convenient access to military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.

Foundation Directory Online

Guide to grants and foundations from the Foundation Center. Sources for scholarships, fellowships, grants, awards, and other financial support to individuals. Use of this service is only available at the Cedar Rapids Public Library.

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online

Sources for scholarships, fellowships, grants, awards and other financial support to individuals. Use of this service is only available at the Cedar Rapids Public Library.

HelpNOW by Brainfuse

HelpNOW offers free online tutoring, expert help, study supports, and a writing lab for students and learners of all ages.

Heritage Quest

Online database for genealogy research. Use this service anywhere!

Iowa SILO Locator

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.

JobNOW & VetNOW by Brainfuse

Explore career assistance (JobNOW), Veteran support tools (VetNOW), and college skills support through this online resource. JobNOW offers live job coaching, a resume lab, and self-assessment tools to help identify your best career path. VetNOW provides access to live navigators and veteran resources to connect you with benefits and community resources. SkillSurfer provides live skills tutoring and online lessons, including practice tests, for the SAT, ACT, GED, GRE, and more.


Watch over 30000 documentaries, classic and indie films through this streaming service.

Morningstar Investment Reseach Center

Research on stocks and investments. Use this service anywhere!


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!

Obituary Index

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!


The worlds largest language-learning service. Choose from over 80 languages to learn! Use this service anywhere!

Reference Solutions

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!


TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of TumbleBooks – animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love.

Value Line

Research thousands of stocks and mutual funds with Value Line. This service can only be used by Cedar Rapids Public Library Cardholders!

Value Line remote

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!