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. 

Library Building Closed to the Public

The Cedar Falls Public Library building  is closed to the public during Phase One of Re-opening. Additionally:

  • Curbside Service begins Wednesday, May 20.
    • Appointments are required.
  • Curbside Printing is available for essential documents.
  • More information about our phased re-opening is available in >this announcement.
  • Donations will NOT be accepted. Any donated items we receive will be immediately discarded. Please wait until we re-open to donate materials.
  • New library cards are available through our >online application. Library staff will follow up with you to complete the application while we are closed to the public. Please monitor the email address you provide in your application.

We are still able to provide some remote services on a reduced basis:

Contacting the Library 

While we’re closed to the public, email is the best way to get in touch with staff. We will also check and reply to voicemails as we are able to.

  • 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)
  • Ancestry at home*
    • **Please email for instructions on how to access Ancestry at home. Include your library card number in your email.
  • 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:

Librarian Recommendations for Families with Students

More Information & Resources