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Curbside Holds

Cedar Rapids Public Library will begin offering curbside hold pickup service at both locations on May 22.

Curbside Pickup Hours

  • Monday – Thursday, 9:30 am – 7 pm
  • Friday – Saturday, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Patrons will be notified when holds are available. Please go to the Library and call us at 319.261.7323 for a no-contact holds pickup process.

Ways to Make Requests

Pick up your existing hold.

When you are notified your hold has been made available, please visit the Library and call 319.261.7323. A staff member will place your items in the designated hold pickup location for you to safely retrieve.

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. Then follow the instructions at the Library to retrieve your materials.

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. After you are notified that your holds are available, visit the Library and follow the no-contact hold pickup instructions.


All staff have received training and personal protective equipment necessary to keep themselves, other staff, and the public safe. All employees will wear face coverings, and the Library asks that patrons observe social distancing best practices.

Book drops remain closed and returns are NOT accepted. Library buildings also remain closed to the public.