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New Faculty and TAs: Getting Started at ISU Libraries

Learn about Library resources & services relevant to you!

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Welcome to ISU!

Welcome! This guide is intended to help faculty, instructors & TAs who are new to ISU learn about the ISU Libraries, resources, and services that are available to you for your classes, your research, and teaching collaborations with librarians. Enjoy!

What We Can Do For You

Find Your Librarian here!

We are your primary contacts to learn about library collections and research databases in your subject areas, instructional support for your classes, and reference services. Browse the list to find and contact your librarian today!

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Your ISUCard
Your ISUCard serves as a photo ID and doubles as your ISU Library card for borrowing library materials. The last 11 digits (your University ID number) on your ISUCard and your Library password (see below) are your logins for off-campus access to many of the Library's online journal articles and subscription databases.

Library password
You must be a valid ISU Library user, with a valid registered email address to be able to use this online form to set your Library password. Your ISUCard and this password are required for remote access of our Library's online subscription materials.

Off-Campus Access
Research anywhere, anytime! When doing library research from off-campus, you'll be prompted to login with the last 11 digits on your ISUCard and your Library password. Your ISUCard number and Library password allow you to access the Library's many subscription databases, e-journals, e-books, and other services from off-campus.

ISU Distance Education students & instructors, please see our Distance Learning guide for more specifics about off-campus access and getting your ISUCard number.

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


Spring 2018:

Visit our Library Workshops Guide for information about our workshop series!  Includes dates & registration info for current workshops, and links to recordings of selected past workshops.