Library Services

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Waterloo Public Library is extending hours!

Monday - Thursday: 9 am - 7 pm

Friday & Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm

Sunday: Closed

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Most COVID-related restrictions have been lifted and patrons are welcome to browse, check out materials and pick up holds, print, photocopy, have documents notarized, and use a computer or scanner. Seating has been returned to the floor and study and meeting rooms are available. For convenience and safety, curbside pickup will continue to be offered.
Given the most recent CDC guidance, masks will no longer be required in the library for fully vaccinated individuals. If you would feel more comfortable wearing a mask during your visit, please do so. 

Curbside Services Continue to be Available 

Monday - Thursday: 9 am – 7 pm

Friday & Saturday: 9 am – 5 pm

Sunday: Closed

Available Materials:

Books, magazines, DVDs, Blu-rays, music CDs, and audiobooks/books on CD.


How it works: 


1) Place Your Holds

  • Log into your account here. Search for titles you wish to check out and then click “Place Hold” next to each. You may also call the Waterloo Public Library for personal assistance in reserving items at (319) 291-4476.


2) Receive Holds Ready Notification 

  • We will email or call when your holds are available for pickup. Once you receive this notification you may visit the library between 9 am and 7 pm Monday – Thursday, or between 9 am and 5 pm Friday and Saturday, to pick up your materials. Due to demand, wait times for holds placed online may be longer than usual. Thank you for your patience.


3) Arrive at Pickup Location & Call

  • Enter the library’s parking lot and remain in your vehicle. Have your library card number ready.

  • Call (319)291-4480 or text us at (319)214-0009 to let us know you have arrived.

  • Your items will be checked out to your account, bagged and brought outside. Enjoy!

Curbside Printing:

You may also pick up print jobs through curbside. Please send your attachment to Black and white copies are 10 cents per page and color copies are 25 cents per page.

You must pick up your materials within 7 days of receiving your "holds are available" notification. Unclaimed items will be checked back in and reshelved.  

If you would like library staff to suggest materials for you, please fill out our new Shelf Service form for personalized recommendations. You may then place items on hold for future curbside pickup.


Returning Items: All returns may be returned either at the outdoor book drop located near the library’s main entrance or inside the building during library hours. Returned items will not be accepted at curbside pickup. 

Use your library card at home!