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Curbside

Cedar Rapids Public Library currently offers curbside no-contact holds pickup at both locations by appointment.

Appointments are available during the following hours:

  • Monday – Thursday, 10 am – 7 pm
  • Friday – Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm

Patrons will be notified when holds are available. Once you have received notification that your holds are available, select a time slot that works best for you on our curbside holds appointment page. We will confirm details with you on screen and by email.

Grab and Go Holds Pickup

This service is now available at both locations Monday – Thursday, 10 am – 7 pm; Friday and Saturday 10 am – 4 pm. Patrons are required to wear a mask and must have their library card or use the virtual card found on the MLN Mobile app to check out materials. Patrons can also key their library card number in by hand.

Ways to Make Requests

Pick up your existing hold.

When you are notified your hold is available, click here to schedule your appointment for pickup or call 319.261.7323 and staff will assist you. Appointments cannot be made for the same day.

Patrons are also welcome to visit the Library for Grab and Go Holds Pickup or Grab and Go from the Stacks and check out in 30 minutes or less.

Place a new hold.

Explore our materials in the online catalog and place a hold on any item you wish to receive. You will be notified when it is available for you to pickup.

When you are notified your hold is available, click here to schedule your appointment for pickup or call 319.261.7323 and staff will assist you. Appointments cannot be made for the same day.

Staff Assistance by Phone

Call 319.261.7323 and Library staff will place the items on hold for you. Holds are filled in the order they are received.

When you are notified your hold is available, click here to schedule your appointment for pickup or call 319.261.7323 and staff will assist you. Appointments cannot be made for the same day.

Library Grab Bag

Fill out our new Curbside Materials Request Form to tell us what you’re hoping to get and which library you wish to pick items up at. Library staff will place holds on a selection of items that are already on the shelves of that particular Library.

Holds are filled in the order they are received. When you are notified your hold is available, click here to schedule your appointment for pickup or call 319.261.7323 and staff will assist you. Appointments cannot be made for the same day.

Curbside Printing

While Library buildings are not open to the public, use our no-contact curbside holds pickup process to access printing. Click here to fill out the form and send us your items to be printed. You will be notified when they are available to pickup using our no-contact holds pickup process.

Mobility Issues

Patrons with mobility issues are welcome to use our Curbside Holds Pickup process. Please sign up for an appointment and call the Library at 319.261.7323 when you arrive so that staff can assist you.

Safety

Our Library has increased cleaning, added protective barriers, and is taking extra precautions to keep patrons and staff safe. Masks are required inside the Library and we ask all patrons to observe social distancing best practices.