CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - The Cedar Rapids Public Library is closing its buildings to the public starting Monday.
The library will start offering curbside service only, where people are required to stay in their cars.
The move comes as Linn County's COVID-19 positivity rate is almost 24 percent as of Friday morning.
Book drops are still open at the Cedar Rapids library, and all items will go through a 72-hour quarantine before returning to circulation.
Curbside Holds Pick-Up Hours:
Monday-Thursday, 9 am – 7:30 pm
Friday-Saturday, 9 am – 4:30 pm
“Our libraries are critical community resources and we continue to monitor the situation and respond to the changing data,” said Dara Schmidt, Cedar Rapids Public Library Director. “Based on the current increase in COVID-19 cases in our community, returning to curbside services is the safest way for us to provide access to physical materials at this time.”