Placing a Hold on Library Materials

You may request that an item that is checked out be held for your use when it is returned to the Library. The online library catalog will indicate when an item is due to be returned.

The staff at the Circulation Desk will place an item on reserve (also called a hold) for you, or you can do it online using the following steps:

  1. Sign In to the library’s online catalog.

  2. Search for the item you are interested in.

  3. Click the "Find in Library" link for the item you need.

  4. Click the “Request” link above the location and availability information.

  5. Ignore the “Material Type” and “Terms of Use” fields; however, if you need the item by a certain date, please indicate that in the “Not Needed After” date.

  6. Click the “Request” button.

If the status of the item is “AVAILABLE”, the item will be retrieved and placed on the hold shelf for you to pick up. If the item is checked out, the current patron may retain the item until the due date listed, but the item may not be renewed because you have requested it.

The library staff will call you to let you know when an item you requested is available for pickup.

Contact Information

Library

Library building
319-296-4006
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Regular Hours — Fall 2022 *

August 22 – December 15, 2022
Monday – Thursday 7:00am – 8:00pm
Friday 7:00am – 4:30pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday 12:00pm – 4:00pm
* Change of Hours
November 23 7:00am – 4:30pm
November 24 – 26 Closed, Thanksgiving

Winter Break Hours

December 16, 2022 – January 7, 2023
December 16 8:00am – 4:30pm
December 17–18 Closed
December 19 8:00am – 4:30pm
December 20 – January 2 Closed
January 3–6 8:00am – 4:30pm
January 7–8 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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