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Cedar Rapids Libraries

Quiet Spots and Amazing Venues

Looking for a quiet place to read, a unique venue, a beautiful rooftop, a specific book or just a fun experience, the area's libraries have the perfect spot for you.

Museum Libraries:

  • Cedar Rapids Area Genealogy Library, 813 First Ave S.E., Cedar Rapids
    The Cedar Rapids Area Genealogy Libabry houses a vast amount of resources from all Iowa counties and most states to help you research your family history.

  • Nationals Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Place S.W., Cedar Rapids
    A beautifully expanded museum and library that is the nation's foremost institution for the collection, interpretation, and preservation of Czech and Slovak history and culture. It features interactive exhibitions, heritage programs, events and a museum store. Tour programs and rental space available.

  • Iowa Masonic Library & Museum, 813 First Ave S.E., Cedar Rapids
    Housed in a gleaming white marble structure, the library is recognized as one of the most complete Masonic libraries in the world. Open by appointment only.

Public Libraries:

  • Cedar Rapids Public Library, 450 Fifth Ave S.E, Cedar Rapids
    Today’s library goes far beyond books. The downtown library is an information center, a technology hub, a gathering place, an early-learning resource, a LEED-Certified sustainable building and more.

  • Hiawatha Public Library, 150 W. Willman St., Hiawatha
    The Hiawatha library provides access to information to improve minds, broaden lives, and fulfill cultural, civic, intellectual, educational and recreational needs.

  • Marion Public Library, 1101 6th Ave, Marion
    One of the area's newest librairies, the Marion library strives to be the spark tat lights the way for imagination, growth and education.

College & University Libraries:

  • Coe College Stewart Memorial Library, 1220 First Ave N.E., Cedar Rapids
    Stewart Memorial Library houses more than 202,000 books and other materials. There is also a wide variety of artwork displayed in the Stewart Galleries, featuring the paintings of Grant Wood. The library includes carrels, tables, group study rooms, honor thesis study areas, comfortable couches and chairs, microcomputer and non-print media workstations, viewing rooms and a classroom. 

  • Kirkwood Community College Library, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd S.W., Cedar Rapids
    Located on the first floor of Benton Hall, the Kirkwood Community College Library offers a wealth of books, periodicals and databases  with knowledgeable librarians standing by to help search, select and cite.

  • Mount Mercy University Busse Library, 1330 Elmburst Dr. N.E., Cedar Rapids
    Open daily when classes are in session, the Busse Library includes 65,000-square-feet, nearly 84,000 volumes of resources and a computer classroom, reference area and computer lab.

Tell us about for your favorite Cedar Rapids-area library and email us at info@tourismcedarrapids.com.

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