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M E 415: Mechanical Systems Design

Learn about tools for finding articles, books, standards, and prior art for the Mechanical Engineering capstone design class. This guide also includes tips and techniques engineering students need to know for conducting successful library research.

Tech Lending at Parks Library

This page is for informational purposes only. The owner of this guide is not affiliated with the Tech Lending department. Contact Tech Lending directly for help: 117 Parks Library, 515 294-1564, or

We have a lot more than books in our collection! In addition to the DVDs, CDs, and other items in our Media Collection, we also offer the following through Tech Lending:

  • Laptops
  • iPads
  • Headphones
  • Assorted chargers
  • AV connectors and cables
  • Display adapters
  • ...and more

Library equipment is for use by registered Iowa State University students only. Equipment may be checked out from the Tech Lending room (117 Parks Library, phone 515 294-1564), located just west of the Main Desk in the library lobby. In addition to the regular checkout process, you will also need to sign an equipment check-out agreement form, acknowledging your responsibilities regarding damage, theft, and late return, as well as the terms and conditions for checkout.