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Cedar Rapids Area Guide to Libraries

Cedar Rapids area public libraries are indispensable community treasures. These welcoming spaces offer much more than just books; they provide a haven for children’s imaginations, educational programs, and a place for families to connect and grow together. Whether it’s story time sessions that spark a love for reading in the youngest attendees, or summer programs that keep school-aged kids engaged and learning, the libraries in the Cedar Rapids area are vital hubs of knowledge and creativity!

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cedar rapids libraries

Cedar Rapids Public Library – Downtown Library
450 5th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
(319) 261-7323

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Thursday: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday & Saturday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 – 5:00 pm


Cedar Rapids Public Library – Ladd Library
3750 Williams Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
(319) 261-7323

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Thursday: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday & Saturday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 – 5:00 pm


Marion Public Library
1101 6th Ave, Marion, IA 52302
(319) 377-3412

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Thursday: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday & Saturday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 – 5:00 pm


Hiawatha Public Library
150 W Willman St, Hiawatha, IA 52233
(319) 393-1414

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Thursday: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday: Closed


Ely Public Library
1595 Dows St, Ely, IA 52227
(319) 848-7616

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Thursday: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday: Closed


Cole Library
Library Ln, Mt Vernon, IA 52314
(319) 895-4271

Hours of Operation:
Monday & Tuesday: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Wednesday – Friday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sunday: Closed


Libson Public Library
101 E Main St, Lisbon, IA 52253
(319) 455-2800

Hours of Operation:
Monday: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm & 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 2:00 – 8:30 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday: 12:00 – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sunday: Closed


Fairfax Library
313 Vanderbilt St, Fairfax, IA 52228
(319) 846-2994

Hours of Operation:
Monday & Tuesday: 12:00 – 7:00 pm
Wednesday & Thursday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday: 12:00 – 6:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sunday: Closed


Atkins Public Library
480 3rd Ave, Atkins, IA 52206
(319) 446-7676

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm & 1:00 – 6:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sunday: Closed


Newhall Public Library
109 Railroad St, Newhall, IA 52315
(319) 223-5510

Hours of Operation:
Monday: 2:00 – 7:00 pm
Wednesday & Friday: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm & 1:00 – 6:00 pm
Tuesday & Thursday: 1:00 – 6:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 – 11:00 am
Sunday: Closed


Shellsburg Public Library
110 Main St E, Shellsburg, IA 52332
(319) 436-2112

Hours of Operation:
Monday & Wednesday: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm & 2:00 – 6:00 pm
Tuesday & Thursday: 2:00 – 6:00 pm
Friday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 – 11:00 am
Sunday: Closed


Solon Public Library
320 W Main St, Solon, IA 52333
(319) 624-2678

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Thursday: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday & Saturday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

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