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Library Card and Borrowing Privileges

The Hawkeye Community College Library is open to Hawkeye students, faculty, and staff; and the general public.

Hawkeye Students, Faculty, and Staff

Your Hawkeye Card student ID is your library card. You can check out an unlimited number of most library materials.

Use your Hawkeye Card to:

  • Check out library materials
  • Access items from the Course Reserve Collection
  • Request an Interlibrary Loan
  • Enroll in the Library’s biometric system

Checkout Library Materials By Scanning Your Fingerprint

To enroll in the Library’s new biometric system, bring your Hawkeye ID to the desk, scan two fingers, and you’re set. Participation is voluntary.

NOTE: The image of your fingerprint is not stored in your student record. The system uses an algorithm which takes the measurement of the patterns of the fingerprint to create a unique 28 character alphanumeric ID that is used to authenticate you. Your fingerprint cannot be recreated from this code.

General Public

Members of the public may check out many library materials through the Iowa Open Access program.

Please present a photo ID to receive your Hawkeye Community College Library card.

Borrowing privileges for the general public do NOT include:

  • Use of most reserve materials
  • Interlibrary loan service
  • Remote access to licensed electronic resources
  • Checkout of videos, however you can view videos in the library
  • Checkout of electronic devices such as laptops, e-readers, tablets, etc.
  • Eligibility to enroll in the biometric system

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Winter Break Hours

December 15, 2017–January 7, 2018
December 15 8:00am–4:30pm
December 16–17 Closed
December 18–21 8:00am–4:30pm
December 22–31 Closed
January 1 Closed
January 2–5 8:00am–4:30pm
January 6–7 Closed

Regular Hours

January 8–May 9, 2018
Mon–Thurs 7:00am–8:00pm
Friday 7:00am–4:30pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday 12:00–8:00pm

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