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In the interest of public health, all GRPL locations are closed until further notice. More Information.

An update from the Grand Rapids Public Library.

We hope that you are staying safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. GRPL staff are busy planning the reopening of our libraries. This will be done in four phases. Since the situation is continually changing, we are using local, state, and national criteria to...
Temporary e-Cards

Temporary e-Cards

Don’t have a library card? No worries, we can help. During GRPL’s closure in response to COVID-19, we’re offering temporary e-cards to expand access to our digital resources. Access GRPL from home with a temporary e-card. To receive a temporary e-card, you must...

A Statement from our Board of Commissioners

March 17, 2020 Dear Patrons: On Saturday, March 14, the Board of Library Commissioners held a special meeting to take proactive measures in response to COVID-19. The health and public safety of our community is the Board’s top priority. In this meeting, the Board took...

A message from the library director

March 13, 2020 Dear patrons,  The health and safety of Grand Rapids Public Library patrons and staff is my top priority. As many of you know, there have been confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Michigan and the World Health Organization has declared this coronavirus a...