Laptops: Laptops may be checked out for up to 48 hours, with a waiting period of 7 days between checkouts. Subject to availability. Please fill out laptop agreement.
Hotspots: A limited number of hotspots are available for semester-long checkout to current Kirkwood students. Contact the library to find out if any are available. If no hotspots are available, you may place a hold in our catalog. Scroll down to the "Place Hold" button, click on it, and fill out the form. Before checking out a hotspot, you will need to complete a Hotspot Checkout Agreement Form.
Reference and Special Collections: for use in library only.
Study rooms are available on the 2nd floor of the library for small group or individual study. Non-reserved rooms may be used on a first-come, first-served basis. A room can be reserved in advance by following the make your own reservation online link.
Request library materials to be delivered to your campus or center by locating the item in the online catalog and clicking "Place Hold". Directions on the Center Delivery page.
Request library materials that are checked out to another user be placed on hold by following the same 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 no longer charges late fines for most items. However materials must still be returned promptly, and students will be charged for the replacement cost of unreturned items.
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.
Failure to return materials will result in blocked class registration, graduation and receipt of transcripts.
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). Follow the directions below to hold a book that's checked out, or deliver a book to a different location:
See our Center Delivery guide for even more information on services and resources for our off-campus students.
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.