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Alumni & Community Research Resources

This guide is intended to alert ISU alumni and the general public to research resources that are available to them from the ISU Libraries - both remotely and on-campus.

Tips:

Bring along a flash drive!

Many electronic journal articles can be downloaded to a portable disk.

Non-electronic books and journal articles can be scanned for free and downloaded to your disk as well.

Photocopies are $.20 per page.

Scanning is FREE!

ATM and change machine available in the Parks Library lobby.

Eating Options

The Parks Library, Design Reading Room, and the Veterinary Medical Library all have a café within their buildings - Bookends Café, Design Café, and the Gentle Doctor Café. In addition, just outside the Parks Library is the Hub Grill & Café. Click on the link below to check the hours and menu options for a specific café.

Do some preliminary searching before your visit

Go ahead and try out Quick Search and zip around in the e-Library website to locate information on your topic in advance of your visit. This will save you time once you get to campus. If you require materials located in the Storage Building, you may want to request they be delivered to the Parks Library ahead of time.

Directions to Campus

Iowa State University is located in Ames, Iowa. Interstate 35 runs north and south, just east of Ames, and U.S. Highway 30 runs east and west, just south of campus.

The University has a great series of webpages aimed at assisting visitors to campus - see the link below. Note the left sidebar of the Visitors Guide contains links to an interactive map, information on parking, lodging, restaurants and more.

There is a small amount of metered parking (and handicap parking) in front of the Parks Library. Most campus visitors park in the Memorial Union Parking Ramp or identify other parking near the specific reading room or branch library they plan to visit.

Your Librarian

Lorrie Pellack's picture
Lorrie Pellack
Contact:
Head of Research Services
150 Parks Library
Ames, IA 50011-2140
Phone: 515-294-5569

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