Library news for end of semester and winter break

KCC Library Contributed Column

Kirkwood Libraries are here for you as you finish up fall semester and take a well-deserved winter break. We have extended hours during the last week of the semester, and limited hours between fall and spring semesters. We also have some fantastic popular books to check out in the meantime.

Extended hours for finals

The Cedar Rapids campus library will be open additional late hours during the last week of classes, as follows:

Friday, Dec. 9: 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 10: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 11: 3 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 12: 7:30 a.m. – midnight

Tuesday, Dec. 13: 7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.

The Iowa City campus library will be open their regular fall semester hours through Dec. 13. 

See the library website ( for a complete schedule of hours for both locations.

Winter break hours

The Cedar Rapids and Iowa City campus libraries will operate under limited hours between semesters, as follows:

Dec. 14 – 22: Weekdays 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Weekends closed

Dec. 23 – Jan. 2: Closed

Jan. 3 – 15: Weekdays 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Weekends closed

Jan. 16: Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan. 17: Resume regular spring semester hours

Books just for you

Stop by the Cedar Rapids or Iowa City campus libraries to check out a book or two (or more) from our Popular Books collections or New Books on display. Here you’ll find current fiction, nonfiction, and memoirs in many different genres. 

You’re sure to find something to intrigue or inspire, make you laugh or cry, or just take you out of the Iowa winter for a moment. If you’re not sure what to read, ask a librarian for a recommendation.