Members of the IWC community with a valid student ID are welcome to borrow circulating books and media from the Library. A current IWC ID that has been validated at the Circulation Desk is required for checkout. Most books may be borrowed for three weeks. Pamphlets, children’s literature and curriculum library materials circulate for one week. An after-hours book return is located in the front entry.
You may place a request for a book that is currently checked out and it will be held for you when it is returned.
In-House Use of Media Materials
Videos, films, and DVDs may not be checked out of Chadwick Library, but may be viewed in one of the Library rooms. Contact the Circulation Desk either in person or by phone at 319.385.6317 to arrange space and time.
Overdue and Lost Books
Books that are overdue are charged a 50¢ per day overdue fine. There are also charges for lost books. Students having overdue library books will receive three overdue notices. Borrowing privileges are suspended until materials have been returned and fines are paid. Items are considered lost after the third overdue notice. Patrons are then charged the replacement cost, fines and a $5 processing fee for each item.
Faculty may put readings on reserve so that everyone in a class has the same opportunity to read the texts. Reserve materials are located at the Circulation Desk. Checkout time for reserve materials can vary at the discretion of the professor, but in general, reserve books and articles may be used for two hours at a time inside the Library. Some reserve materials may be available for overnight checkout. Overnight reserve materials may be checked out for two hours before closing and are due two hours after the Library is open. The fine is 50¢ for each overdue hour.
Once you have identified items that you need that are not available in Chadwick Library, use the Resource Sharing Tab to request the item via Interlibrary Loan. Students will be notified when items arrive and can pick it up at the Circulation Desk. A student ID must be presented in order to receive the materials.