Interim Services

Library Materials Delivery


Library Materials Delivery grants Iowa State students, faculty, and staff access to thousands of books, CDs, movies, and bound journals. 

How to request

Ready to make a request? Check out our step-by-step order instructions here.


After requesting an item, patrons will receive a confirmation email with details about the requested item(s) and the address. Items are shipped via USPS within 24 hours of submitting a request, except on weekends. Requests submitted after noon on Friday will be shipped the following Monday.

Items can be shipped to locations in the U.S. (including Alaska and Hawaii), Canada and Mexico. Delivery times may vary based on location. All items are shipped free of charge.


Upon delivery, your package will include all requested item(s) and a note with additional instructions. Please keep the packaging in case it's needed for returns. Patrons should contact the Main Service Desk to obtain a return label.


Undergraduate students and merit staff can check out items for 12 weeks. Graduate students, faculty, and P&S staff have until the end of the current academic year (May 7, 2021), to return items.

To view your return date, click on My Library Card, located in the upper-right corner of

If a return label is needed for items previously checked out, please contact the Main Service Desk at


To check on the status of your item or for general questions, please contact our Main Service Desk at or 515-294-3961, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. All voicemails are returned as soon as possible.