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Borrowing Materials: Borrowing Materials and More

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Cedar Rapids Campus Library
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       Phone: 319-398-5697
       Toll-free 866-452-8504

Iowa City Campus Library
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       Phone: 319-887-3613
                     319-887-3612
 

For Students

Loan Periods

  • Most materials check out for three weeks
  • Reserve materials may only be used in the library, for up to four hours 
  • Most magazines and periodicals check out for one week, see a library staff member for exceptions

Renewing Materials

  • Renew materials for one additional loan period if no one requests the item.
  • Contact us or renew online via My Library Account. 

Recalls & Holds

  • The Library does NOT hold books that are available.
  • Materials can be requested to be delivered to your campus or center if the material is held held at a different location (for example, if your location is the Cedar County Center, you may request that materials be sent there). Contact the library to request this service.
  • Contact us to recall an item that is checked out. Your request will prevent the current borrower from renewing the item. You will be notified when the item is ready for pickup.

Fines & Stops

  • Overdue fines for most materials : 10 cents a day
  • Overdue fines for reserve material:  $1 a day 
  • Failure to return materials, or fines exceeding $25, will result in blocked class registration, graduation and receipt of transcripts. 

For Faculty & Staff

Loan Periods

  • Most materials can be checked out for 1 term, check with a library staff member for information

Renewing Materials

  • Contact us or renew online

Recalls & Holds

  • The Library does NOT hold books that are available.
  • Materials can be requested to be delivered to your campus or center if the material is held held at a different location (for example, if your location is the Cedar County Center, you may request that materials be sent there). Contact the library to request this service.
  • Contact us to recall an item that is checked out. Your request will prevent the current borrower from renewing the item. You will be notified when the item is ready for pickup.

Faculty Services

  • Visit the Faculty Services page to see the many different ways the Library can help you with your teaching needs, including locating resources, instructing students in research skills, collaborating with you on innovative approaches to creating research assignments, and more.

Need library material off-campus? No problem!

 

Are you a distance student who can't make it to a Kirkwood campus or county center?  No problem! Kirkwood Library Services is here to help, regardless of your location! You can access all of our online databases and EBSCOhost eBooks 24-7, from any computer by entering your K-number and EagleNet password!

If you need print books or physical interlibrary loan material we deliver any of our library books and interlibrary loan materials to all of Kirkwood’s seven-county centers (Benton, Linn, Jones, Iowa, Johnson, Cedar or Washington counties). If you live outside of this area, please contact a librarian for further help by emailing library@kirkwood.edu or call us at (319) 398-5697. Happy reading!

Did You Know?

Did you know that the Library offer more than just books?  

  • Laptops can be checked out and used within the library for up to 4 hours at a time.
  • Media Stations are available that can play DVDs, VHS, and audio CDs.
  • Copier & Printer: the library has printers and copiers available for student use. Visit the Student Print Quota page for details on the cost.  
  • Group Study Rooms
    • In Cedar Rapids, you may reserve 3 of the six rooms by Clicking Here. The other rooms are are on a first come, first serve basis.
    • In Iowa City, you can reserve the rooms for a two-hour period at the desk.
  • Personal Assistance: Librarians with Master's Degrees in Library Science are here to help you find the information you need.