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Borrowing Materials: Borrowing Materials and More

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

Iowa City Campus Library
       Phone: 319-887-3613


  • Circulation records and other records identifying the names of library users are confidential. By law the library is prohibited from revealing the name of any person who has checked out, requested, or used library materials, except to the person themselves.

For Students

Checkout periods for students

Books: 3 weeks

Reserve items: In library use only, 4 hour limit

Magazines and journals: 7 days

Graphing calculators: 1 semester with $20 refundable cash deposit


  • Cedar Rapids Campus policy: Laptops may be checked out for one week or 7 days, beginning Monday, October 7th, 2019.  For example, laptops checked out on a Saturday must be returned by the following Saturday. No telephone or online renewals. Requires signing laptop agreement attached below. (Length of check-out periods will be amended during student breaks.)
  • Iowa City Campus policy: Laptops may be checked out for 4 hours, and must remain on campus. Requires leaving a photo ID.

Reference and Special Collections: for use in library only.

Other items available at the Library 

Tech items 

  • Headphones 
  • USB flash drives
  • Phone chargers (as available)

Miscellaneous other resources

Renewing Materials

Most materials may be renewed if you need to keep them longer than 3 weeks. Contact us or renew online via My Library Account

Request delivery or place a hold

Request campus or center delivery for materials held at another location. Contact the library to request this service, or submit request online by following directions on the Center Delivery page.

Place a hold on an item that is checked out by contacting us, or follow the hold directions on the Center Delivery page. Your request will prevent the current borrower from renewing the item, and you will be notified when the item is ready for pickup.

Fines & Stops

The Library may send courtesy reminder(s) of overdue materials to your student email. It remains the responsibility of the borrower, however, to return materials promptly.‚Äč Failure to return materials will result in blocked class registration, graduation and receipt of transcripts. 

For Faculty & Staff

Checkout periods for faculty & staff

Most materials can be checked out for 1 term

Renewing Materials

Contact us or renew online

Recalls & Holds

Request campus or center delivery for materials held at another location by contacting the library, or submitting a request online by following directions on the Center Delivery page. Holds for materials on the Main or Iowa City Campus will be delivered directly to the borrower through campus mail. Holds for staff or faculty at a center will be delivered to the center office.  

More 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!

We also deliver print books and interlibrary loan books to all of Kirkwood’s seven-county centers (Benton, Linn, Jones, Iowa, Johnson, Cedar or Washington counties). See our Center Delivery guide for more details on how to request materials. If you live outside of this area, please contact a librarian for further help by emailing or call us at (319) 398-5697. Happy reading!