Roasters is located inside the downtown Cedar Rapids Public Library with drive-up available beginning at 9:00 am weekdays. For catering requests, please call (319) 739-0499.
The library offers free access to public computing, wireless internet, and mobile printing.
If an item you are seeking is not available at any library in the Metro Network, we can often get it from another library through Interlibrary Loan.
The Friends of the Cedar Rapids Public Library provide Books-By-Mail for homebound residents who are not able to visit the library.
The library currently supports three book clubs. They are open to the public and newcomers are always welcome.
Got a great business idea? The Cedar Rapids MICRO program may be what you need, and we can help you get started.
We welcome you to celebrate your special day or event at the downtown Cedar Rapids Public Library!
Get access to free passes to area attractions by using a valid adult Library card and a valid photo ID. Any adult library patron may borrow a pass to enjoy an educational day of family fun. Available for Cedar Rapids residents only.
Access your genealogy, family trees, and family history through Ancestry.com. Use of this service is only available inside the library.
ArticleFirst is an Index to articles from over 12,000 journals. Use of this service is only available at the Cedar Rapids Public Library.
An Ebscohost reference center for autorepair on vehicles. Use this service anywhere!
Register for one of our reading programs using our online resource Beanstack! An app is also available.
Cloud Library brings you a seamless eBook experience. Start your book on one device and then resume on another! The Metro Library Network brings you yet another resource for free ebooks through the 3M Cloud Library. Access ebooks anywhere using the 3M app on your mobile device or computer. Use this service anywhere!
Consumer Reports is an independent, nonprofit member organization providing more than 8,000+ trusted reviews, investigative reporting, championing product safety and fairness for all.
Ebscohost has several different databases that index magazines, newspapers, and journals. This service is available to all area Library Cardholders.
Learn more about Cedar Rapids history by accessing these historical newspapers and telephone books.
Fold3® provides convenient access to military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.
Guide to grants and foundations from the Foundation Center. Sources for scholarships, fellowships, grants, awards, and other financial support to individuals. Use of this service is only available at the Cedar Rapids Public Library.
Sources for scholarships, fellowships, grants, awards and other financial support to individuals. Use of this service is only available at the Cedar Rapids Public Library.
Cedar Rapids citizens can download a limited number of free mp3 files from this free and legal service. This service can only be used by Cedar Rapids Public Library Cardholders!
HelpNOW offers free online tutoring, expert help, study supports, and a writing lab for students and learners of all ages.
Download and stream free videos, music, audiobooks, comics, and ebooks to your mobile device or computer.
The Locator is the statewide union catalog used by the public and libraries to locate library items. It represents the holdings of 666 Iowa libraries and contains 3.8 million titles and represents more than 15.4 million items held in Iowa Libraries.
Explore career assistance (JobNOW), Veteran support tools (VetNOW), and college skills support through this online resource. JobNOW offers live job coaching, a resume lab, and self-assessment tools to help identify your best career path. VetNOW provides access to live navigators and veteran resources to connect you with benefits and community resources. SkillSurfer provides live skills tutoring and online lessons, including practice tests, for the SAT, ACT, GED, GRE, and more.
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!
Research on stocks and investments. Use this service anywhere!
Newspapers.com provides online access to nearly 7,000 historical newspapers. It offers full-page images with searchable full text for millions of pages of newspapers dating from the early 1700s into the early 2000s. Newspapers.com contains full runs and portions of runs of known, regional, and state titles to small local newspapers in the United States and other countries. Access the resource by clicking the link and using your library card (username) and pin (password) to log in.
Having trouble deciding on a book? Novelist can help recommend a book based on numerous titles and authors. This service can only be used by Cedar Rapids Public Library Cardholders!
Cedar Rapids Gazette: Partial Obituary Indexing for years 1950-1985. Some indexing for 1934-1940. Use this service anywhere!
Overdrive allows you to borrow eBook and Audiobooks from us here at the Cedar Rapids Public Library - anywhere, anytime. All you need is your library card number! Access to this service is limited to residents in the Metro Library Network only. Use this service anywhere!
PressReader provides unlimited access to more than 7,000 of the world’s top newspapers and magazines as soon as they’re available on shelves. To access: click the link, search and select your library from the list, and use your library card and pin to log in.
The worlds largest language-learning service. Choose from over 80 languages to learn! Use this service anywhere!
US Major Dailies provides access to the five most respected U.S. national and regional newspapers: The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and the Wall Street Journal. With print and online editions, the titles offer researchers thorough and timely coverage of local, regional, and global events with journalistic balance and perspective.
Powerful online reference and research tool providing instant, real-time access to accurate, in depth info on 24 million US businesses and 235 million US residents. This service can only be used by Cedar Rapids Public Library Cardholders!
TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of TumbleBooks – animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love.
Research thousands of stocks and mutual funds with Value Line. This service can only be used by Cedar Rapids Public Library Cardholders!
From home or the office, Value Line remote is the most trusted name in investment research. This service can only be used by Cedar Rapids Public Library Cardholders!