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GRPL locations are open to the public with limited hours and services. Learn more here.

Using the Library


Getting a library card is quick and easy!

Find out what you can do with your new library card.

The Grand Rapids Public Library has nearly 200 computers available for you to use.

In case you really want to know.

We have the perfect space for your educational, cultural, or community event.

We offer a variety of tours for kids and adults.

Request a visit from library staff to your special event.

We can mail books and audiobooks to you if you are homebound.

The Grand Rapids Public Library has partnered with area attractions to provide our patrons with the opportunity to use their library card to check out memberships to area museums, zoos and botanical gardens.

The Check It Out: Circulating Membership Program is on hiatus because of attendance limitations of our cultural partners caused by COVID-19.