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All GRPL locations are currently closed. Learn about our phased reopening and GRPL To Go.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

GRPL Announcements

In the interest of public health, all GRPL locations are closed to the public with the intention of being closed for the foreseeable future. GRPL is following the City of Grand Rapids’ lead in our response to the coronavirus. We receive daily updates from city officials.

GRPL Digital Resources

Grand Rapids Public Library has plenty of digital materials to use whenever or wherever you may be. Check out our eBooks/Downloads page for ebooks, audiobooks, streaming movies, music and more.

Public Health Information


Will I be charged late fees?
We are extending due dates and waiving all late fines while we are closed.

Should I return my materials during GRPL’s closure?
You can return your materials to any outside GRPL book drop starting June 8, 2020. 

What will happen to my holds?
Holds ready for pick up will remain on the holds shelf for 6 days after the library opens.

I want to donate books to GRPL, when should I drop off materials?
Thanks for your donation! Please wait until we open to drop off any materials to GRPL.


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 be 18 older and live within the city limits of Grand Rapids.

Sign up by filling out the form below and staff will be in contact within 72 hours.