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Iowa State University Library Guide for New Students

A quick look at the ISU library study spaces, technology and services that are available to ISU Students

Welcome to Parks Library


Your experience. Your library. Your Iowa State.


Parks Library is your main library on campus.
We also have the Design Reading Room and the Veterinary Medicine Library for you to explore. 

ISU Library Covid-19 Response

Cyclones Care - Follow the basics.

  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash or sanitize hands often
  • Maintain physical distance
  • Stay home when ill

Facilitating physical distancing:

     Study spaces and tables have been rearranged or relocated to increase space between patrons.

     Signage/Stickers indicate:

  • Available seating
  • Available computers
  • Room capacity
  • Elevator capacity

Enhanced Cleaning

  • Hand sanitizer, spray cleaner and paper towels are available throughout the library buildings.
  • Please dispose of your trash in available trash or recycling containers, do not leave on tables.

Library Contact Information

General Questions: Ask Us!
Phone: (515) 294-3642
Address: 701 Morrill Rd Ames, IA 50011-2102 

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