Update: Governor Kim Reynolds has given her permission for libraries to reopen on May 1st. However, the Council Bluffs Public Library is exercising caution in this regard and, unless we decide differently, will begin with “curbside” service starting on May 14th. We will offer “curbside”  as our only service at least until June 1st.

Our catalog system will be down from May 3rd to May 7th. Once our system is back up, placing holds on materials will look different. You will be using the last 4 digits of the phone number in your library account as your PIN.

Check back on May 14th for more details on the “curbside” pick up process.

The drive-up book return will be open during this time. Due dates will be extended until CBPL reopens. Holds on physical books and Interlibrary loans will be extended.

Public safety and the safety of our staff are our number one priority. We look forward to restoring normal operations and will continue to evaluate how and when to start our next phase of reopening, taking our cues from the Public Health Department and the Pottawattamie County Emergency Management Agency.

As always, the Council Bluffs Public Library offers a wide variety of online resources even if you can’t make it to the library. We are working with the county and city to make the best decisions in support of our patrons, volunteers and staff. Please visit the library website for regular updates about library services.