Remote Services

Please note this page is updated with new resources as we become aware of them. Thank you for your understanding and patience. 

  • Curbside Service is available!
  • Curbside Printing is available for essential documents for those unable to come into the library to use our public computers. Please call (319) 268-5543 for details.
  • Donations are accepted at this time. Please use the labeled white bins in the library atrium.
  • 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)
  • The Courier through Newsbank (includes articles from the daily paper 1997-present)
  • HeritageQuest (for researching family history)
  • (historical Iowa newspapers)
  • 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)

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