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Library cards are issued to allow patrons to connect to information, experiences, and services that enhance their quality of life so our community can learn, enjoy and thrive.    


All Cedar Rapids residents and property owners are entitled to receive library cards and services free of charge.  Cedar Rapids customers have access to the full range of library services offered by the Metro Library Network.


Library cards are issued without charge to residents of unincorporated areas of Linn County by virtue of a contract with the Linn County Board of Supervisors.  Residents of incorporated cities that contract with the library for services also receive free library cards.


The library participates in the state wide Open Access program to allow visitors from across the state to use services.


Limited-use cards may be issued on a temporary basis as needed at the discretion of the Library Director or designee.




Adopted: 01/25/90

Revised: 10/31/91, 05/02/96, 12/02/99, 06/05/03, 10/02/04, 06/05/08, 9/01/11, 8/01/13, 6/6/19

Reviewed: 11/2015, 4/7/2022

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