Hours & Location

The building is closed but Lobby Grab & Go for holds pickup and remote help by phone, email, or chat are available Monday - Saturday 10am - 6pm.

Covid Hours

Mon - Sat
10 am to 6 pm

Holiday Hours

Contact Us

(319) 356-5200 (phone)
(319) 356-5494 (fax)
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Iowa City Public Library
123 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240

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Bookdrop Locations

Most library items such as books, DVDs and CDs may be returned using our bookdrops locations. Items too large for the book drop slots—Art-To-Go, equipment, etc.--should be returned inside to the downtown Library.

Outside Downtown Return Location

The return location outside the Library is located along the Linn Street. Items returned after the library closes are considered returned the next day.

Remote Return Locations

These return bins are emptied daily. Items returned after 1 pm are considered returned the next day.

East Side Remote Drop

Hy-Vee Food Store
812 S. 1st Avenue

West Side Remote Drop

GreenState Credit Union
825 Mormon Trek Blvd