Welcome from Dean of Library Services Hilary Seo

Dean of Library Services Beth McNeilAt the Iowa State University Library, we advance the university’s commitment to academic excellence and the land-grant mission. We collect and preserve world knowledge for faculty, staff, students and the community. We teach information literacy skills that enable researchers at all levels to identify, access and use high-quality information. We participate in the creation, sharing and application of knowledge, research and creative activity. We energize and empower library users to create a vital future for the state of Iowa and the world.

Each and every day at the Iowa State University Library, you will find expert librarians and staff who are ready to assist with the research needs of all members of the Iowa State community. We offer expertise in the areas of publishing, copyright, data management, open access and research impact. Our excellent collections and services are readily available to everyone at our facilities and online. In keeping with the American Library Association, Library Bill of Rights, we are steadfast in our efforts to offer our users a vibrant and inclusive culture that honors diversity and intellectual freedom.

Please visit us – in person and online through our website. Please contact me by email, by phone 515-294-1443, or stop into 302 Parks Library to convey your thoughts about our services and facilities or to offer ideas for how we can enhance your library experience. Thank you for your support.



Dean of Library Services