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UPDATES: Library Response to coronavirus

This page will be regularly updated with information on special library services and library changes due to campus health concerns related to the coronavirus (COVID-19)

Where to Return Library Materials

Materials safety

A note on quarantining of Library materials: The Library is quarantining all returned materials before returning to circulation. There may be a delay in seeing that materials you have returned to the Library are checked in, and may be a delay in being able to check out materials that have been recently returned.

Before returning library items, we ask you to please observe the following safe-handling practices:

  • Do not clean, disinfect, or microwave library materials before returning them. For example, do not use water, Lysol, or any other cleaner on materials.
  • If you or your family members are sick or have been sick, seal materials in a zip-lock style bag if possible before returning.
  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer before handling library materials for return and again after you have completed the return.


Where and when can I return my library books? What if I get a notice saying a book is overdue?

WHEN: Books checked out spring or summer semester are now due back at the library. If you want to renew a book, please call the circulation desk at 319-398-5696.


  1. Inside the Cedar Rapids or Iowa City Campus Libraries during open hours.
  2. One of the outdoor drop boxes, located outside the Main Campus and Iowa City Campus Libraries.
  3. If you prefer, you may also mail your library books back to campus. The Library's mailing address is: Kirkwood Community College, Library, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd. SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404.

Graphing Calculators

When can I return my graphing calculator? How can I get my $20 deposit back?

WHEN: All semester-long graphing calculators are due back at the end of the semester.

DEPOSITS: Kirkwood has returned all calculator deposits to students who checked out a graphing calculator for spring semester. This deposit was sent to your bank account if Kirkwood has this on file. If not, a check was sent to your mailing address on file. See your student email for additional information regarding the timing of this payment.


  1. In person at the Cedar Rapids or Iowa City Campus Libraries. 
  2. If you are out of town, you may mail your calculator back to campus. Please package calculator with bubble wrap or other padding. The Library's mailing address is: Kirkwood Community College, Library, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd. SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404. 


When can I return my laptop and charger (and any other computer equipment)?

WHEN: Please return any laptop you have checked out right away. There will be no renewals of laptops. 

You may return your laptop to:

  • The Cedar Rapids Campus: return to either the Library, or the Business/IT department in Nielsen Hall room 203
  • The Iowa City Campus Library

If you have any additional questions about returns, please use the Ask a Librarian chat on this page, or send an email to




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