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Press Releases

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Iowa City Public Library announces these updates:

In response to the joint Mayors’ statement yesterday (, and in continuation of our efforts to align with best practices in reducing the spread of COVID-19, the Iowa City Public

Beginning Tuesday March 17, the Library will offer telephone and online reference service from 10 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday.

Beginning Friday March 20 at 1:00 pm, the Iowa City Public Library will suspend remote book return service. Book returns located at GreenState Credit Union, 825 Mormon Trek Blvd. and First Avenue Hy-Vee, 812 S.

Out of consideration for the safety of our community, the Library will be closed to the public effective immediately. If patrons have materials that are due, please keep them for now.

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