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Closure FAQs

Both locations of the Cedar Rapids Public Library are open to all.

To maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, all visitors to City-owned buildings will be required to wear a mask while inside the building.  The mask policy is effective Tuesday, August 3, 2021. The policy applies to all visitors, whether they are vaccinated or not vaccinated.

The health and safety of visitors to City buildings is our primary concern.  This policy is in accordance with both CDC and Linn County Public Health recommendations.

The Library will have masks available at entrances. Masks will be required by all who enter the building. We appreciate your understanding as we continue to do all we can to keep the Library safe and open to all.

Yes, we encourage you to browse the Library catalog and place holds on items that interest you. You will be notified when holds are available for pickup. Once you have been notified, visit the appropriate Library to grab your holds or any other materials, or use a computer.

Curbside holds pickup is available by appointment to access physical materials. Curbside holds are not available on Sundays.  Please click here to learn more about our no-contact holds pickup process.

Library book drops and materials returns are open at all locations, including metro HyVee stores. There is no need to try and clean or sanitize your library materials at home.

Book drops are now open at all locations. Our libraries have gone fine free but items should be returned by their due dates. After 30 days, items may be reported missing and you may be charged replacement fees. Please contact us for specific account questions by calling 319.261.READ.

The Library has a variety of digital resources available from anywhere! These include ebooks, audiobooks, music, streaming movies and television, and so much more. Explore our Library at Home page for access to these services.

Additionally, the Library is providing a variety of programs on our Facebook page and Youtube channel.

Please sign up for a library card on our website, or call the Library at 319.261.7323 and a staff member will assist you.

Please call the Library at 319.261.7323 and a staff member will assist you.

Please call the Library at 319.261.7323 and a staff member will assist you.

Links You Can Trust

The Library has put together a list of online resources to assist our community in learning the facts about the Coronavirus, COVID-19. This information will be updated as more information becomes available.

World Health Organization (WHO)