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Library Virtual Tour - Main (Cedar Rapids) Campus: Home

This tour will provide you with an introduction to Kirkwood's library help desks, technology resources, collections and spaces to help you be successful in your college career.

Services for Students

Reference Desk

Have a question or need assistance? This should be your first stop. Your librarians will provide expert help with:

  • Searching the library catalog to locate books, DVDs and articles
  • Searching library databases such as EBSCOHost and the Internet
  • Citing sources in MLA and APA style
  • Printing and formatting documents
  • Using the library's photocopiers and scanners
  • Setting up an Interlibrary loan account to borrow resources from another library

Library Resources

Your Eagle card is your library card. Library materials, which are not kept in the reference section or on reserve, can be checked out for three weeks. Magazines and journals can be checked out for seven days. Renewals are available.

On the library's first floor, you will find the following sections:

  • Popular books and magazines
  • Reference books
  • Scholarly journals
  • Newspapers
  • Children's books
  • ELA books
  • Literary Criticism sets
  • DVDs
  • Maps and atlases

On the library's second floor, you will find the majority of the library's academic books arranged by Dewey Decimal number.

Computers & Laptops

24 desktop computers are available on the first floor of the library. All computers have the Microsoft Office Suite, as well as most software programs, required for student assignments. However, if you do not see what you need, check with a librarian.

Laptops are available for check-out from the circulation desk. These must be used in the library. Eagle Card is required.

Wi Fi is available throughout the library and all of the Kirkwood campus.

Circulation Desk

Library staff are here to:

  • Check out, renew and return books, magazines and journals (using your K#)
  • Request books put on reserve by your faculty member (for in-library-use only)
  • Borrow a lap-top to use in the library (Kirkwood Eagle card is required.)
  • Retrieve items from the library Lost and Found.
  • Borrow headphones, a flash drive or a USB cable for phone/device charging 
  • Rent a graphing calculator ($20 refundable when returned)
  • Receive a free pair of earplugs
  • FAX a document for free
  • Pay library fines

Study Space

Get your work done here!

Quiet zone: Cell phone usage, discussion, eating and any other distracting noises are not permitted in this area which can be found on the second floor of the library.

Respectful Conversation is allowed on the first floor of the library, as are beverages and some food. Armchairs and sofas are provided for extra comfort.

Group Study Rooms are located on the second floor. Groups of two or more are given preference for usage. Currently, three of these rooms are available on a first come, first served basis, while the other three can be reserved for two hours  at a time and up to four weeks in advance (Week days 8AM - 9PM).

Printers & Copiers

The student print quota of $36 per semester applies to student computers and copiers on campus. Five cents per black and white copy and ten cents per color is deducted from your print quota. Students can check their remaining balance and add funds by logging in here.

Color printing is available. However we do *not* have color photocopiers. Scanning is provided through the library's copiers with a flash drive. Ask a librarian for assistance.