Welcome to the Iowa State University Library!
This guide is designed to get you started using library resources. You will find that many of the Library's materials (journal articles and databases) are available remotely.
There are two options for using library services (such as Interlibrary Loan) or connecting to resources remotely:
- Library services use 2 different IDs and passwords - depending on what you are trying to do. We recommend you use your NetID (prefix of your iastate.edu email address - e.g., firstname.lastname@example.org) and ISU email password wherever possible.
- If the only login option you are given is to use the last 11 digits of your ISU ID (not just 9 digits) and a library password. Current library passwords expired in August 2018 and users can get a library password at: http://www.lib.iastate.edu/setpwd.
- You do not need to know your old library password in order to get a new one. New library passwords are automatically generated and will be sent to your registered ISU email account.
Whether you are a new student, faculty or staff member, I'd love to chat with you about all the library has to offer. I'll be glad to meet with you via email, phone, or at my office in Parks Library. Email and appointment links are available in my contact information.