Services for Students

Students at Iowa State University have access to a lot of resources through the University Library: not just books, but also spaces, technology, and research support! Below, we have provided a list of resources for you available through the University Library:

Distance Learning students, please visit this guide for more information: Distance Learning Library Support

Requesting & Borrowing Materials

Under the Borrowing menu on the library website, you can find information about fines, loan periods (how long you can check out a book), how to renew a book, how to request a book that is checked out, and more! Popular links are pulled out below:  


Under the Spaces & Computers menu, you can find information about technology available through the library. Some of our most popular links are pulled out below:

Spaces & Study Rooms

Our Spaces & Computers menu also has information about study rooms, quiet areas, and our other libraries at ISU: the Design Reading Room and the Veterinary Medicine Library. Popular links are pulled out below:  

  • Reserve a group study room: See room availability and reserve study rooms in the library!
  • Research study rooms (graduate students only): Graduate students can reserve these special study rooms for long-term research and study needs. Visit our webpage for more information about how you can apply for a research study room!
  • Quiet areas in the library: Looking for a place to study in peace, or just get a peaceful moment away from the crowd? Quiet Areas are documented on this webpage, along with some tips on where to go for a quieter study experience.

Other Popular Library Links

Research support

Class support


And More!