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Welcome to the Cedar Rapids Campus Library Video

The Main Campus Library entrance is located on the first floor of Benton Hall, facing the courtyard between Iowa, Linn, and Benton Halls. Although we have adjusted and in some cases limited the services and resources we offer in person due to public safety concerns, we are still committed to providing our students, faculty, and staff with the information resources they need to do their work.

Welcome to the Iowa City Campus Library

Two students outside the Iowa City Campus Library

The Iowa City Campus Library is located on the first floor of the Iowa City Campus Credit Center Building. Look for the welcoming red carpet in the hallway outside room 107. Although we have adjusted and in some cases limited the services and resources we offer in person due to public safety concerns, we are still committed to providing our students, faculty, and staff with the information resources they need to do their work.

Welcome to the Online Library

The Online Library is available 24/7 through the library's homepage. We aim to provide all library resources and services to all Kirkwood students, at all locations. See the Distance Learning Library guide for even more information on services for students located primarily at county centers or online.

Circulation Desk

Library staff at the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Campus Libraries 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 laptop (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 

  • Borrow a graphing calculator ($20 refundable deposit when returned)

  • Receive a free pair of earplugs

  • FAX a document for free (at the Cedar Rapids Campus only)

  • Pay library fines

Reference Desk

Have a question or need assistance? This should be your first stop. Your librarians at the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Campuses provide expert help either in person or at a distance via phone or chat, with:

Librarians can also help you at either location with:

  • Printing and formatting documents

  • Using the library's photocopiers and scanners

Printers & Copiers

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The Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Campus Libraries have printers, color printers, and photocopiers available for student use.

  • 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.

Computers & Laptops

At the Cedar Rapids Campus Library there are desktop computers available on the first floor. 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. Selected computers have specialized software. Ask a librarian for more information about which computers have special software.

At the Iowa City Campus Library there are desktop computers available. All computers have the Microsoft Office Suite, as well as most software programs required for student assignments. Selected computers have specialized software. Ask a librarian for more information about which computers have special software.

Laptops are available at both campuses for check-out from the circulation desk. See the Library borrowing guide for more details.

Wi Fi is available throughout the libraries and all of the Kirkwood campuses and centers.

Study Space

Get your work done at the Cedar Rapids Campus Library!

  • Second floor quiet zone:  To keep this floor quiet, no cell phone usage, discussion, eating or any other distracting noises are permitted.
  • First floor: 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 currently unavailable due to public health concerns.

Get your work done at the Iowa City Campus Library!

  • Due to the layout of the Iowa City Campus in one large room, we try to keep this space quiet, although conversation is allowed. 
  • Drinks are permitted in the Library, but food is not.
  • Group study rooms are currently unavailable due to public health concerns.

Library Resources

Your Eagle card is your library card. Most library materials can be checked out for three weeks, however reference and reserve items must be used in the library. Magazines and journals can be checked out for seven days. Renewals are available.

On the Cedar Rapids 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 Cedar Rapids library's second floor, you will find:

  • Academic research books, arranged by Dewey Decimal number. Books may be requested by chatting with a librarian, who will retrieve the books you request and place them at the checkout desk for you to pickup.

At the Iowa City Campus Library you will find:

  • Reserve items behind the service desk
  • All other items are on the alcove shelving or the main book shelves. These include:
    • Academic research books, arranged by Dewey Decimal number. Books may be requested by chatting with a librarian, who will retrieve the books you request and place them at the checkout desk for you to pickup.
    • Dictionaries and encyclopedias
    • Popular fiction and nonfiction books
    • ELA books
    • DVDs
    • Magazines and newspapers

 

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