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Faculty Services: Access to Resources

This page lists a variety of library services for faculty, such as instruction requests, purchase requests, and individual consultations.

Ask a Librarian

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

Iowa City Campus Library
       Phone: 319-887-3613

Welcome Faculty!

The Library offers so many resources and services to our faculty, we need several pages just to show you! Here is a preview of the kinds of information and services you will find described on these pages. Click on the tabs at the top of this page to access each of these topics:

faculty services outline

Purchase Request

We value your input on the purchase of library materials. Please send your recommendation using the form below.

Purchase Request Form

Placing holds & Campus mail delivery

As a Kirkwood faculty, you can access almost all Library resources from your office. In addition to the wealth of digital resources you can access through our databases, you can also search for books and DVDs held by both campus Libraries, and have those items delivered to your campus mail box. 
  1. Begin by searching WorldCat from the Library's homepage. You can enter keywords for topic, title, author, or a combination of these in the search box, then select the "Books" tab to see just the book results, and click "Go". For a more precise title search, put quotation marks around the title. (For a video introducing WorldCat click here!) 
  2. Click on the title of the item you're interested in to see the detailed record.
  3. From the detailed record screen, you can see a description of the item [F], the campus or library location [G], and the Request Center Delivery button [H]. Click this button to request that a book be delivered to your campus or center for you. For faculty requests, we will automatically check the book out to you and put it in campus mail to your office. (If, instead of "Request Center Delivery" you see "Request This" on the blue button, you can still request the book, it will just be ordered through Interlibrary Loan, and will take longer to arrive. See InterLibrary Loan for more details.)

  4. You will be prompted to sign in with your k number (e.g. k0123456) and EagleNet password.
  5. Then choose your pickup location from the dropdown menu [J] and click "Submit." 
  6. If you need any assistance in locating the right book for your research needs, please contact a librarian by chat or phone (see "Ask a Librarian" to the left).

Happy reading!

VOD (Video on Demand) & Film Databases

To have a video placed on VOD, the film must be owned by the library or the instructor. Please contact the if you would like a DVD purchased for your class and  put on VOD by Media Services. A link will then be provided for you to place in Talon. 

Streaming videos are also provided by two available databases:

Placing Items on Course Reserves

Fill in the form below and bring it to the library together with your reserved items.
Please plan ahead and allow two business days for the library to process your request.

Contact us for questions and comments:

              Cedar Rapids Campus Library                                                                
              Phone: 319-887-5696                                           

              Iowa City Campus Library 

              Phone: 319-398-3613 

Faculty Research Consultation

We are happy to help you with library research for your teaching, research, and professional development needs. If you are currently working on or will be working on such an endeavor we can schedule a face to face meeting with you to determine where to obtain relevant materials.  Because of the complexity of such requests, we have found that the face to face interview approach generates the best results for all parties. 

Don’t hesitate, contact the Library reference desk and schedule an appointment today.

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

Iowa City Campus Library