Cedar Rapids Public Library

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

  • Owner

    City of Cedar Rapids

    Architect

    OPN Architects

  • Delivery Method

    General Contractor

    Size

    95,000 SF

This new 95,000 SF public library replaced the previous building that was damaged in the 2008 flood. The library houses adult, young adult, and children’s collections and includes focus rooms, public computers, meeting rooms, staff offices and workrooms. The library also features a coffee shop, a 20,000 SF green roof, and a 200 seat auditorium. The site includes an urban plaza showcasing local art, a covered drive that accesses both the coffee shop pick-up window and the drive thru book return.