We are committed to providing accessible spaces, services, and resources for all. We also solicit and respond to feedback from surveys and individuals. Email us at library@iastate.edu with suggestions or questions!

Low distraction spaces  

We have a variety of spaces to help you focus.

  • Noise-canceling headphones
  • Quiet areas
  • Privacy chairs: Brody study pod chairs have wrap-around screens, built-in desks and power outlets; various locations, Floors 1-4
  • Study carrels: Individual study desks with panels to lessen visual distraction; located on all Floors and Tiers, various locations
  • Zenbooth: Near-soundproof privacy booth with built-in desk, power, fan, adjustable lighting, and flexible chair; located near Main Desk

Accessible print materials

Learn more about how you can get accessible materials.  

Assistive technology

Learn more about the assistive technology we offer.

Height-adjustable tables

Roll up, sit down, stand up, your choice! Adjust table surface to a height comfortable for you!

Locations: First Floor main lobby with public workstations; First Floor along south windows, west of library entrance doors; Classroom 134; Third Floor along south window

Book retrieval

Anyone can use request items for pickup at our locations or delivery to your home for books, media, and other physical materials. We’ll get it for you and hold it at any of our library buildings, or send it to you through the mail.


Take our larger elevators to go to the Lower Level and Floors 1 through 4. Location: First Floor main lobby, along the west wall.

Take our smaller elevators to go to Tiers 1 through 7, and all floors. Location: First Floor north, along northeast wall


Use our fully-ADA compliant men’s, women’s and spacious gender-inclusive restrooms. Location: north of main stairs, Floors 1-4 and Lower Level