Remote Services

Please note this page is being updated as library staff adapt library services to accommodate our closure to the public. New resources may be added as we become aware of them. Thank you for your understanding and patience. 

The library building will be closed beinning Thursday, October 29

  • Curbside Service will continue.
  • Curbside Printing is available for essential documents. Print charges will be added to your library account.
  • Donations are NOT accepted at this time; donations received through our book returns will be immediately discarded.
  • Need a library card? You can start the process online to have immediate access to some of our digital services! After completing your online application, library staff will reach out to you to complete the process and mail you a library card.

We are still able to provide the following remote services:

Contacting the Library 

  • Email (preferred):
  • Text-a-Librarian: (319) 988-1615
  • Call and leave a voicemail: (319) 268-5543
  • For questions about your library account, please include your library card number when contacting us.

Please allow a few business days for a response. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.


Our public Wi-Fi is available from the library parking lot. Please connect to CFPL-PUBLIC and agree to our Terms and Conditions to connect. Wi-Fi is available 24/7.

eResources Available 

Library cardholders have access to all of our digital resources and content:

  • Libby (eBooks & eAudiobooks)
  • Overdrive (eBooks, eAudiobooks, & Streaming)
  • Hoopla (stream music & movies, checkout eBooks, eGraphicNovels & more)
  • Freegal (each week you can download 5 songs to keep & stream 3 hours of music)
  • No library card? No problem! Library staff will follow up with you to complete your application.

The following resources DO NOT require a library card! Simply click the link to access (you may be asked to enter the provided username and password):

  • Tumblebooks (eBooks for children)
  • Playaway (giant compilation of free resources to promote mental health)

Librarian Recommendations for Families with Students

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