Includes books selected by the ISU library for permanent purchase as well as books from a rotating collection. Some books have unlimited users and others may only be accessed by 1 user at a time. Click on the book title to see how many users it allows.
A multi-disciplinary e-book collection many subject areas including Anthropology, Business & Economics, Education, Fine Arts, History, Language & Literature, Law, Psychology, Religion, and Social Sciences.
SpringerLink provides full-text access to books published by Springer. Non-subscribed titles are identified by locked padlock symbol.
Researchers can purchase access to locked content, but we recommend you place an Interlibrary Loan request for these items as we can usually supply copies of them to you for no charge within 24-48 hours.
If a book is not available in our collections, use the drop down menu on the right side of the search box by changing it from the default "ISU Libraries" to "Partner Libraries." This allows you to search seven other academic library catalogs in Iowa. You can request the item using the same interface.
Need a book that ISU does not own? File an interlibrary loan request and have the book delivered to you directly if you are a distance student. The first time you log into interlibrary loan, you will need to fill out basic contact information.
Anyone with a library account (members of the ISU community and library visitors) can request items, whether they are on the shelf or checked out. Up to 10 items can be requested, and they will be kept on the hold shelf at the chosen location for 10 days
You can also recommend books and other materials to be purchased by the library. For remote access, be sure to recommend an electronic version. If you need a print copy that is checked out, you can recall it from the user having it at the time.
You can browse all new titles (books, DVDs and other materials) added to the library collection each week. Please do note that this only covers physical items. Many books now come as e-titles and are not included here. The same applies to movies many of which are available through streaming platforms.