Interactive map of ISU campus. Includes locations for parking lots.
Exit at University Boulevard (exit sign says Iowa State University).
Head north on University Boulevard passing Reiman Gardens, the football stadium, and Hilton Coliseum.
Turn left at the stoplight onto Lincoln Way and head west to the Memorial Union.
Paid parking is available in the Memorial Union Parking Ramp for a small fee. The parking ramp and the Memorial Union are on the right hand side of the street.
Free parking is available at the campus commuter lot located between the Jack Trice Stadium and the Hilton Coliseum. The shuttle stops directly in front of the library.
Exit at Highway 30 West (exit sign says Iowa State University). Then follow the directions above.
We are eager to assist you with your research so read on and prepare for your visit!
The materials available in the reading room do not circulate. Material must be viewed in the reading room during the hours we are open.
Researchers are asked to complete a brief registration card at the Special Collections & University Archives reference desk upon arrival.
All bags, backpacks, briefcases, purses, etc., must be placed in the closet behind the reference desk.
Special Collections & University materials are in closed stacks. Researchers must request items at the reference desk.
Materials must be handled with care. We have instructions and guidelines for using the collections. Please review before you visit.
You can generally make copies, though there are exceptions (e.g., material is restricted from reproduction or too fragile).
Bring a second layer of clothing. It can get chilly.
Feel free to contact us ahead of time with any questions. We are happy to assist you!
Below are some instructional videos, from other universities and repositories, on handling materials in Special Collections and University Archives. These videos give you an idea on the different types of materials we have and handling guidelines.
You will get access to the materials much faster if you contact the archives in advance. Here's why: