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:
Kirkwood Library Services has a wide array of materials available to students, faculty, and staff, both on and off campus. Books and other physical materials held by the Cedar Rapids or Iowa City Libraries can be searched using the WorldCat Discovery search, and can be delivered to any Kirkwood location. All resources are searchable from Kirkwood Library's homepage, www.kirkwood.edu/library.
The simplest way to make an interlibrary loan request is by doing so through our WorldCat catalog. Follow these steps to find and request material for interlibrary loan.
Step 1: Search the catalog. Go to http://www.kirkwood.edu/library and enter your search terms into the search box as seen here:
Step 1a: In order to see the exact item you are looking for you may have to change the sorting of your search results. This is especially true of popular book titles for which we may have access to book reviews but not the actual title. Changing the sort is easy; from the dropdown menu above your results, select "results sorted by Best Match" instead of "Library:
Step 2: After you have found the item that you want, click the title of the work. Once you do this a button titled "Request This" will display. Click the button to open up the interlibrary loan request form:
Step 2a: (Off-Campus) Requesting an interlibrary loan from off-campus requires an additional step. After clicking the "Request This" button, a window will pop up asking for authentication. Click the "Sign into Kirkwood Community College Libraries with K number" link in this window and log in. After that, continue with Step 3 below.
Step 3: Fill out the Interlibrary Loan Request Form. After you click the "Request This" button, an Interlibrary Loan Request form will appear. Simply fill out the form and then click Submit at the bottom of the window (note that required fields are denoted with a red asterisk):
That's it, your request has been submitted!
To have a video placed on VOD, the film must be owned by the library or the instructor. Please contact the firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
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
Iowa City Campus Library
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.
Iowa City Campus Library