Holiday Hours

Both library locations will be closed December 23-26 and January 1-2 in observance of the holidays. 

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Explore these online resources curated by librarians that you can access from home, with and without your library card.

 

Don't have a library card? Apply online so you can enjoy ebooks, databases, educational resources, and so much more from anywhere!

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Support Kids Learning

There are a variety of online resources available to keep kids of all ages busy.

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Ebooks and Audiobooks

The Library offers a variety of free ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines.

  • cloud library  – cloud library brings you a seamless eBook experience. Start your book on one device and then resume on another.
  • hoopla – Download and stream free videos, music, audiobooks, comics, and ebooks to your mobile device or computer. This is available for Cedar Rapids and Marion residents only.
  • Overdrive – Overdrive allows you to borrow eBook and Audiobooks from us here at the Cedar Rapids Public Library – anywhere, anytime.
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Streaming TV and Movies

  • hoopla – Download and stream free videos, music, audiobooks, comics, and ebooks to your mobile device or computer. This service can only be used by Cedar Rapids and Marion residents.
  • Kanopy – Watch over 30,000 documentaries, classic and indie films through this streaming service.
  • LinkedIn Learning with Lynda.com – Have access to thousands of free online training videos and courses. Help with Photoshop, Excel, financial literacy, writing etc. There is a topic for everyone!
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Adult Education Resources

  • Digital Archives of the Cedar Rapids Public Library – Learn more about Cedar Rapids history by accessing these historical newspapers and telephone books.
  • HarvardX – Free online courses from Harvard.
  • JobNow – Access live job coaching, resume writing labs, and unemployment assistance.
  • Linkedin Learning – (Previously Lynda.com) Have access to thousands of free online training videos and courses. Help with Photoshop, Excel, financial literacy, writing etc. There is a topic for everyone!

Digital Resources

Auto Repair Source

Auto Repair Source

Research car repair, with diagrams and step-by-step instructions organized by make and model.

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Cedar Rapids Public Library Digital Archives

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Learn more about Cedar Rapids history by accessing local historical newspapers and telephone books.

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