The Cedar Rapids Public Library West has been working towards this transformation for several weeks and today things are looking completely different! Our self-checks are now installed and working and our circulation desk has been moved to its new location to act as a laptop bar.
The Cedar Rapids Public Library West has undergone a series of small changes over the past few months in preparation for some major changes that will begin November 29.
Prior to the flood of 2008, the Cedar Rapids Public Library had established self-check systems in place. The flood waters destroyed these machines and since that time the library has handled all check-outs personally. Late this month, the new self-check system will be installed at the CRPL West. This picture shows you one… View more
Did you know that the Cedar Rapids Public Library has more than 1,800 ebooks available for download to your personal device? These include more than 1,000 audiobooks! Ebooks are compatible with ebook readers such as the Barnes & Noble Nook and the Sony eReader. And we’re adding more all the time!
The Library has been working to make the CRPL West a welcoming, comfortable and warm environment for our customers. We are making a series of changes over the next few months, one of which officially begins November 1. The Red Wall Gallery, a specially designed display area in the CRPL West, will open on November… View more
There is a transformation underfoot at the small downtown library located in the Armstrong Centre. This 2200 square foot space has been radically changed to accommodate what our customers were most asking for–computers and specific types of materials. These materials include popular books, magazines and movies. The library is experimenting with new… View more
If you have visited the library’s web page in the last few days, you will have noticed some changes. On October 1 we launched a new website designed with you–the user–in mind. It is our hope that you will be able to find what you are looking for more easily, as well as discover all… View more
We have asked you before why you value the library, but now we are asking you to put a number to it! Using out library calculator, find out what you save each month by using the library. You may be surprised to see how much it is. And then send us a note or post here to let us know the total savings to your family.
September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month, and we have some special promotions going on. We are looking forward to introducing our new Metro Library Network logo on brand new library cards. Stop by the library this month and get your library card!