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Borrowing assistance:

For book checkout, fines, recalls, Library password questions: ask the Circulation Desk

Research assistance:



Chat live with an ISU Library Staff Member



Available 24/7.
Answered by an ISU librarian within 1-2 business days.



Telephone 515 294-3642

Help and Information Desk

or Schedule an appointment with a liaison librarian

Request an instruction session:

Contact your liaison librarian for an instruction session for your ISU class.

Special Collections:

Special Collections and University Archives reference requests

Government Information:

Government Depository

Government Information Online: Please note that, in most cases, you will be communicating with a librarian who does not work at ISU. You will have options for asking questions via chat or email.