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. 

Limited-Capacity Browsing is Now AVAILABLE

  • Browsing Hours are now available.
  • Curbside Service will continue; appointments are required.
  • Curbside Printing is available for essential documents for those unable to utilize browsing hours.
  • Donations are now accepted in the designated receptacles in the library atrium. No appointment is needed to drop off donations.
  • Need a library card? You can visit us during browsing hours to get signed up! You can also start the process online to have immediate access to some of our digital services. After completing your online application, please visit us during browsing hours within thirty days and bring your Photo ID (and proof of address if different than your ID) in order to get your full library card. For those unable to visit us during browsing hours, please call us at (319) 273-8643 and library staff will help you complete the process.

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)
  • 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 (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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