Cole Library during Covid 19:

Cole Library will remain closed until it is medically safe to reopen. Please continue to check our webpage for details in the coming weeks. We are offering curbside pickup starting Tuesday, May 26th.  See our Curbside Pickup page for more details. We are also posting to Facebook to keep us all connected. If you have library materials currently out please don’t worry about fines, just bring the materials back once we open again or return them to the dropbox in our parking lot. We will miss you during this time of social distancing but will see you soon.

All online resources will still be available 24/7 on your home computer or other devices (including BRIDGES and Tumblebooks).

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to reach out to the library by calling (319) 895-4271 or emailing  We are not taking curbside pickup requests at our main phone number, please fill out a request form here or contact Cathy Boggs at or (319) 895-4262.

We encourage patrons to learn more about Covid-19 and preventative measures on the Center for Disease Control, World Health Organization, Iowa Department of Public Health, Covid 19 in Iowa (state government statistics site), and Linn County, Iowa websites provided below:

Center for Disease Control

World Health Organization

Iowa Department of Public Health

Covid 19 in Iowa 

Linn County, Iowa


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