Access Services

Department Head: Dawn Mick, 130A Parks Library, 515-294-0728

Units: Circulation Services; Course Reserves; Resource Sharing; Stacks Management

Physical Locations: Parks Library, Veterinary Medicine Library, Design Reading Room, Library Storage Facility

The Access Services department buys, borrows, and lends materials to Iowa State University community members and other libraries worldwide.

Circulation Services

Circulation Services Librarian: Cara B. Stone, 130A Parks Library, 515-294-9030

Circulation Coordinator: Denise Wolf, Main Desk, 515-294-4657

Unit phone: 515-294-3961


  • Check-out, renew, and return library materials and course reserve items
  • Assists with with library questions, including library account and passwords
  • Study room reservation help and check-out of selected room keys
  • Assists with questions related to the Media Center (002 Parks Library)
  • Library-owed chess sets use and check-out
  • Lost and found for the library
  • Report accidents, emergencies, and disturbances in the building

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan Supervisor: Anders Runestad, 204 Parks Library, 515-294-2345

Unit Phone: 515-294-8073


  • Provides ISU students, faculty, staff, affiliates, and Library Visitor Cardholders access to materials that are not available in the ISU Library collections
  • Provides copies and loans of Iowa State University Library materials to other libraries worldwide through its lending service
  • Supplies ISU library materials to individuals and organizations without libraries through its Document Delivery Service (DDS)

Stacks Management

Stacks Management: Jake Eddy, Stacks Management Coordinator, 204 Parks Library, 515-294-0444; Vicki Woolley, Periodical Room and Library Storage Facility


  • Provides physical access to the Parks Library building and its general collections
  • Handles shelf preparation, providing materials with security devices, property stamps, bookplates, and call number labels
  • Oversees the Library Storage Facility and the Periodical Room (298 Parks Library)