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Press Releases

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 16, 2023, the Iowa City Public Library (ICPL) Bookmobile will be closed. The Downtown Library will be open for special hours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Iowa City Public Library is beginning to build a new strategic plan and is seeking input from the community about current needs and aspirations.  

The Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation will host a Book Sale from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on July 15, and Saturday, July 16. 

The Iowa City Public Library will be Fine Free for all materials, effective Friday, July 1, 2022. Iowa City Public Library patrons will no longer incur fines for returning library materials past their due dates.

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  • Check It Out - Overview - Third Thursday
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