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How do I get a library card?
Please present picture identification indicating your current address. Post office box numbers are not sufficient; the address must include your house number and street name. Parent or guardian signatures are required for children under age 14.
Free library cards may be obtained by residents of Coralville and rural Johnson County. The Coralville Public Library participates in Open Access, a state-funded program providing free library service to Iowa citizens. Borrowers from other libraries which are also Open Access participants may register for free library cards.
How do I get to the library?
The Coralville Public Library is located at the corner of 5th Street and 12th Avenue in Coralville, Iowa.
There is a bus stop right outside the library on the Coralville Transit’s 10th Street Route, Saturday and Night Route, and the Lantern Park route. Other Transit routes have stops within two blocks of the library. Transit route maps and timetables are available online.
If you are coming from out of town these directions may help you locate us:
Coming from the East on I-80:
Take Coralville Exit 240 for Coral Ridge Ave toward US-6/N Liberty. Turn Left at the stoplight on to Coral Ridge Avenue. Turn left on to 2nd Street. Turn Left on to 12th Avenue.
Coming from the West on I-80:
Take Exit 240 for Coral Ridge Ave toward US-6/N Liberty. Turn right at the stoplight on to Coral Ridge Avenue. Turn left on to 2nd Street (HWY 6). Turn Left on to 12th Avenue.
Coming from the North on I-380:
From I-380 South continue onto US-218 South, take Exit 0A to merge onto I-80 East toward Iowa City. Take exit 240 for Coral Ridge Ave toward US-6/N Liberty. Turn right at the stoplight on to Coral Ridge Avenue. Turn left on to 2nd Street (HWY 6). Turn Left on to 12th Avenue.
Coming from the South on I-380:
From US- 218 North, take Exit 93 toward University Heights. Turn Right on to Melrose Avenue. At the intersection of Melrose Avenue and Mormon Trek Blvd, turn left on to Mormon Trek Blvd. Continue on Mormon Trek Blvd until you reach 2nd Street (Hwy 6) and turn left onto 2nd Street (HWY 6). Just past Hills Bank (on the right-hand side) turn right at the intersection of 12th Avenue and 2nd Street (Hwy 6).
ALL DIRECTIONS: After turning on to 12th Avenue: Continue straight on 12th Avenue past the stoplight at 5th Street. The new Coralville Performing Arts Center construction site will be on your left. Immediately following the construction site are two driveways on the left. Either of these driveways will bring you to the Town Center Parking Facility which is adjacent to the library.
Meeting Room Parking is in the lower level of the Town Center Parking Facility.
How late is the library open?
Monday - Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
How can I contact the library?
LIBRARY PHONE NUMBERS
General Information (319) 248-1850
Fax (319) 248-1890
TTY (319) 248-1849
General Library Email
Alison Ames Galstad
Library Assistant Director:
How long can I check out materials? What about fines?
Type of Material
|Adult CDs||3 weeks||$0.20 cents per day|
|Adult best sellers & new titles||2 weeks||$0.20 cents per day|
|Adult fiction and nonfiction||3 weeks||$0.20 cents per day|
|Adult Large Print||3 weeks||$0.20 cents per day|
|Audiobooks||3 weeks||$0.20 cents per day|
|DVDs||1 week||3||$0.20 cents per day|
|Non-fiction DVDs||1 week||3||$0.20 per day|
|VHS videos||1 week||6||$0.20 per day|
|Non-fiction VHS videos||1 week||6||$0.20 per day|
|Juvenile CDs||3 weeks||$0.10 cents per day|
|Juvenile DVDs||1 week||3||$0.20 per day|
|Juvenile Nonfiction DVDs||1 week||3||$0.10 per day|
|Juvenile VHS videos||1 week||6||$0.10 per day|
|Juvenile Nonfiction VHS videos||1 week||6||$0.10 per day|
|Juvenile fiction and nonfiction||3 weeks||$0.10 cents per day|
|Juvenile seasonal||1 week||$0.10 cents per day|
|Adult Multimedia||2 weeks||2||$0.20 per day|
|Adult Periodicals||3 weeks||$0.20 cents per day|
Beginning January 1st, 2013, the Coralville Public Library will have new, simpler fines:
10 cents/day on all Children’s items
20 cents/day on all Young Adult items
20 cents/day on all Adult items
Loan Period Facts
All items will be renewed once if no one has reserved the item.
Current issues of periodicals and consumer magazines do not circulate.
There is a limit of 75 TOTAL items per card.
Reserves may be placed on all materials, but no more than 5 reserves may be placed per card at a time.