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Student Services

The University Library

Dean of the Library:

Olivia M. A. Madison, M.L.A.

General Information–(515)-294-3642

Library Hours–(515)-294-4849

The University Library provides a wide array of print, non-print, and electronic information resources, which are housed in the main Parks Library, the e-Library, the Veterinary Medical Library, and three subject-oriented reading rooms (design, mathematics, and physical sciences). The library’s extensive collections support research and study for all ISU graduate programs, with the strongest support at the Ph.D. level. These collections are nationally recognized for their strengths in basic and applied fields of biological and physical sciences. Library holdings include more than 2,444,000 volumes and approximately 29,850 serial subscriptions.

The library encourages use of its collections and many services, and assistance is provided at seven public service desks. These desks include the Learning Connections Center, Reserve and Media Services, Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery, the Circulation Desk, the Microforms Center, Special Collections, and the Map Room. In addition, instruction in the use of library resources is offered to graduate and undergraduate students.

The library’s e-Library, accessed through the Internet, provides access to the local online catalog; indexing and abstracting databases; electronic journals and books; and selected Internet sites. Assistance in using this vast body of electronic resources is available at the Learning Connections Center and through individually arranged appointments with reference librarians.

The Parks Library has a limited number of semiprivate study rooms available for faculty, graduate students, and professional and scientific staff. They are intended for research and other scholarly activities that require extensive use of library material. Normally, assignments are made for a semester at a time.

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