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Press Releases

The Iowa City Public Library's Friends Foundation will host its very popular Arts and Crafts Bazaar through the end of December. This year due to COVID-19 precautions, the event will be hosted online.

The Iowa City Public Library will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wed, Nov 24, 2021, and the Library will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 25, for the Thanksgiving holiday. 

The Iowa City Public Library will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 11.

The Library will be closing early and the ICPL's Bookmobile will not be in service in honor of Veterans Day.

Local Libraries LIT opens the second season with New York Times bestselling author Sloane Crosley Nov. 9

The Iowa City Public Library officially launched its new catalog on Tuesday, Oct. 26,  2021. The new catalog offers several enhancements to provide a tailored search experience to Library patrons.

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