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Library

About the Library 

All updates to the library's current status, reference resources, and contact links can be found on the COVID-19 Updates page.

Kirkwood’s Cedar Rapids and Iowa City libraries offer a wealth of books, periodicals, and databases to support your studies. It’s everything you need, all in one place. Knowledgeable librarians are standing by to help you search, select, and cite!

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Explore the Library

Looking for something to help with a paper, speech, or general research? You can find all of the online library resources right here at your fingertips.

Research Tools:

Find library resources and guides to properly conduct college-level research. Learn how to appropriately cite articles, books, and other materials.

Research Help:

Need a resource we don't have on hand? Kirkwood students, faculty, and staff can request materials from any library in our interlibrary system. Log in to your Library account with your k-number to get started.

Use these tools to take full advantage of Kirkwood's library resources. If you don't see what you're looking for, contact a member of the library staff to get assistance. 

The following resources offer a variety of library services for faculty and a guide to exploring open textbook options.


The Cedar Rapids campus library is located on the first floor of Benton Hall.

Fall Semester Hours:

  • M-Th: 7:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Sat: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Sun: 3 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Holiday & Special Hours

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The Iowa City Campus Library is located on the first floor of the Credit Center Building.

Fall Semester Hours:

  • M-Th: 7:30 a.m. – 8 p.m
  • Fri: 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Weekends: CLOSED

Holiday & Special Hours

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Regional Centers Delivery 

If you attend one of Kirkwood’s regional centers and don’t have what you need, don’t worry! You can request library materials such as books or DVDs from main campus to be delivered to your center.

Contact your regional center for delivery dates and times. If you request an article via Kirkwood’s Library Search, we will send it to your faculty/student email.

Gabe Lux

“I chose Kirkwood because of its great tradition in academics and athletic success, and also the beautiful Cedar Rapids campus. I love the positive atmosphere and environment everyday on campus, plus the teachers and staff actually care and show compassion.”

Gabe Lux,
Cedar Rapids, Iowa