Kirkwood recently completed a website update that drastically changed the Library homepage. We've put all the links and resources you're used to finding on the Library homepage on our own new homepage. Be sure to bookmark this one for future use!
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact a librarian!
Search and locate information sources
Define your research topic
Any other part of your research process
Wherever you see "Ask a Librarian" on the library website, you can chat with a Kirkwood librarian. Just click on "Ask a Librarian" and a window will open where you can type in your question and get help in real time.
You can also chat with a librarian by sending a text message to: 319-774-6491
You can email questions to: library @ kirkwood.edu.
In Cedar Rapids (or any location): 319-398-5697
In Iowa City: 319-887-3613
The library can share screens or video chat using Zoom software. It's a great way to get research help! Use the "Ask a Librarian" chat function to get started.
Just follow the link below, select a day and time, and fill out the form. There's also a spot to enter your phone number so you can get a reminder text before your appointment.
The Library has adapted some faculty services due to safety concerns. However, almost all resources and services remain available. See the Library's Faculty Services Guide for details on the many services and resources we provide to faculty. We are here to support you!
We have created a guide to locating information about the coronavirus (COVID-19), located here:
Library Service has added additional online resources during the spring semester to try to make up for not having access to our print resources. Most of following resources are already integrated into the main library search (WorldCat Discover):
Due to the overwhelming safety concerns around COVID-19, Kirkwood Libraries has taken the unprecedented step to limit Library usage to only current students, staff, and faculty. This is a temporary policy, and we will revisit it regularly.
If you are not a current student, but need access to the internet, there are several spaces around campus where you may sit and connect to the college's free WiFi. Ask a Librarian for the latest information on WiFi locations.