Updated Hours and Services

September 8



Please note that our doors remain locked to meter library access and ensure adequate social distancing during the ongoing pandemic.


Ø  Curbside

The library continues to provide curbside service Monday through Saturday. Curbside pickup of materials is the safest way to check out materials. All materials are quarantined for three days, then sanitized before being returned to circulation. Here are the four ways you can schedule curbside pickup:

1.      Call us at 319-656-3501

·         Monday – Thursday: 9:30 AM – 8 PM

·         Friday: 9:30 AM – 5 PM

·         Saturday: 9:30 AM – 3 PM

2.      Send an email to kaloplib@kctc.net 

3.      Place holds on your account using the online catalog via our website kalona.lib.ia.us

4.      Send a message via the library’s brand-new virtual chat. You can find the chat on our website’s homepage kalona.lib.ia.us


Ø  Appointment

All appointments will be limited to 30 minutes. The library’s patron capacity will be limited to five people (three people during high-risk hours). To set up an appointment, please call the library at 319-656-3501.

Library staff have taken steps to create an environment that promotes social distancing. We ask that you wear a face covering (mask, bandana, etc.) when inside the building for the safety of our staff and other patrons. If you do not have a face covering, please contact staff. We are happy to make items available to you curbside.

Appointment Availability

Monday – Thursday

2 PM – 7 PM


12 PM – 4 PM


9:30 AM – 2:00 PM



High-risk patrons (M - F)

9:30 AM – 11:30 AM