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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.

Yes, please feel free to use our computers!

Computer workstations are available in a variety of locations in the Parks Library and branch facilities, including labs, book stacks, and study areas.

Most of our workstations are unrestricted and do not require a specialized login.

  • All computers provide access to the e-Library and Internet - feel free to surf
  • All are equipped with USB ports to accommodate flash drives
  • All have word processing available to make it handy to write papers as you locate information you need
  • Most computers are networked to nearby laser printers or photocopiers. Non-affiliated users can send print jobs to a photocopier for 20 cents a page but we recommend downloading materials to a personal flash drive instead of printing (to save money).
  • Some computers also provide specialized hardware/software features, and/or printing capabilities. See Software Available in the LIbrary for more detailed information.


Wireless data access is available throughout most of the Parks Library and branches.

Electrical outlets can be found in many areas including embedded in some study tables.

Please do not stretch electrical cords across walkways.

Your Librarian

Lorrie Pellack's picture
Lorrie Pellack
Head of Research Services;
Librarian for FSHN & AgEdS
150 Parks Library
Ames, IA 50011-2140
Phone: 515-294-5569

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