About the Library 

Kirkwood’s library offers a wealth of books, periodicals, and databases to support your studies. It’s everything you need, all in one place. Knowledgeable librarians are standing by to help you search, select, and cite!

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Explore the Library

Looking for something to help with a paper, speech, or general research? You can find all of the online library resources right here at your fingertips.

Research Tools:

Find library resources and guides to properly conduct college-level research. Learn how to appropriately cite articles, books, and other materials.

Research Help:

Need a resource we don't have on hand? Kirkwood students, faculty, and staff can request materials from any library in our interlibrary system. Log in to your Library account with your k-number to get started.

Use these tools to take full advantage of Kirkwood's library resources. If you don't see what you're looking for, contact a member of the library staff to get assistance. 

The following resources offer a variety of library services for faculty and a guide to exploring open textbook options.

The campus library is located on the first floor of Benton Hall.


Library Hours:

  • Monday – Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Sunday: 3 to 8 p.m.


See Holiday & Special Hours for interim hours


Holiday & Special Hours

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Regional Centers Delivery 

If you attend one of Kirkwood’s regional centers and don’t have what you need, don’t worry! You can request library materials such as books or DVDs from main campus to be delivered to your center.

Contact your regional center for delivery dates and times. If you request an article via Kirkwood’s Library Search, we will send it to your faculty/student email.

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“I love how easily I can reach my professors with questions, or just chat! They have helped me immensely with coursework and choosing classes to take to transfer. One of my math professors is the person who helped me settle on my biomedical engineering major.”

Mariam Nawar,
Cedar Rapids, Iowa


152 Benton Hall