About the Library

The Hawkeye Community College Library is open 64.5 hours per week Sunday–Friday and provides online access to electronic resources for all students, including distance learning students, 24/7 via the Library’s website.

Hawkeye's Library provides:

  • 28,000+ print books and 160,000+ e-books.
  • 1,000+ videos, plus multiple streaming video collections for student/faculty use.
  • 58+ magazine and journal subscriptions; 2 newspaper subscriptions.
  • 60+ online databases, many including full text for periodical articles and books.
  • 38 desktop computers (some with double monitors) and 5 wireless laptops for library use. *
  • A limited number of laptops, Chromebooks, and Wi-Fi hotspots available for checkout.
  • 7 Zoom stations equipped with web cameras.
  • Eight private study rooms *, including two with collaborative learning technology. Reserve a study room online.
  • A private room called the Quiet Space * for private reflection and de-stressing.
  • Online tutorials and Research Guides that provide research assistance 24/7.
  • Information Literacy instruction for courses.
  • An active learning classroom (Lib 211) available for booking by faculty members.
  • Online chat services and Library FAQs to answer questions and assist patrons with research.

* Access may be restricted due to social distancing requirements.

Library Partnerships

Hawkeye Community College Library belongs to the Cedar Valley Library Consortium (CVLC) and the Two Rivers Alma Collaborative (TRAC).

These Partnerships Allow You To ...

  • Present your Hawkeye ID card to check out materials at participating libraries; some borrowing restrictions apply.

  • Return materials to any CVLC or TRAC library and the materials will be returned to the lending library for you.

  • Check out popular fiction titles from a satellite collection provided by the Waterloo Public Library at the Hawkeye Library.

  • Request items from TRAC libraries via the Hawkeye Library’s One Search catalog; items will be delivered via courier Mondays and Thursdays.

Contact Information


Library building
Ask A Librarian

Regular Hours *

August 23 – December 16, 2021
Monday – Thursday 7:00am – 8:00pm
Friday 7:00am – 4:30pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday 12:00pm – 4:00pm
* Change in Regular Hours
November 24 8:00am – 4:30pm
November 25 – 26 Closed
December 23 – January 2 Closed

If campus is closed, the Library is also closed. This includes weather-related closings. See the Academic Calendar for scheduled college closings.

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