New Books: Personal Finance


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When the library gets requests for an assignment we try to add to that area of the collection. There isn’t as much new in the subject of personal finance, but we’ve added some new and some recent titles.

Call Number: 332.02 O447p Title: Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry Author: Helaine Olen

Call Number: 332.024 B118a Title: The Automatic Millionaire: A Powerful One-Step Plan To Live and Finish Rich Author: David Bach

Call Number: 332.024 B118s Title: Start Over, Finish Rich: 10 Steps To Get You Back on Track in 2010 Author: David Bach

Call Number: 332.024 B118sm Title: Smart Women Finish Rich: 9 Steps to Achieving Financial Security and Funding Your Dreams Author: David Bach

Call Number: 332.024 B118sn Title: Smart Couples Finish Rich: 9 Steps to Creating a Rich Future for You and Your Partner Author: David Bach

Call Number: 332.024 B118st Title: Start Late, Finish Rich: A No-Fail Plan for Achieving Financial Freedom at Any Age Author: David Bach

Call Number: 332.024 D252w Title: What Your Financial Advisor Isn’t Telling You: The 10 Essential Truths You Need to Know About Your Money Author: Liz Davidson

Call Number: 332.024 H848c Title: Clark Howard’s Living Large for the Long Haul: Consumer-Tested Ways to Overhaul Your Finances, Increase Your Savings, and Get Your Life Back on Track Author: Clark Howard

Call Number: 332.024 H848cL Title: Clark Howard’s Living Large in Lean Times: 250+ Ways to Buy Smarter, Spend Smarter, and Save Money Author: Clark Howard

Call Number: 332.024 K74f Title: Financial Basics: A Money-Management Guide for Students Author: Susan Knox

Call Number: 332.024 L666f Title: Frugal Isn’t Cheap: Spend Less, Save More, and Live Better Author: Clare K. Levison

Call Number: 332.024 O455i Title: The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn’t Have To Be Complicated Authors: Helaine Olen and Harold Pollack

Call Number: 332.024 O73m Title: The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous, and Broke Author: Suze Orman

Call Number: 332.024 Q74h Title: How to Make Your Money Last: The Indispensable Retirement Guide Author: Jane Bryant Quinn

Call Number: 332.024 Q74s Title: Smart and Simple Financial Strategies for Busy People Author: Jane Bryant Quinn

Call Number: 332.024 S571w Title: Why Didn’t They Teach Me This in School?: 99 Personal Money Management Principles To Live By Author: Cary Siegel

Call Number: 332.024 T676y Title: You’re So Money: Live Rich, Even When You’re Not Author: Farnoosh Torabi

Call Number: 332.024 T787h Title: Hot (Broke) Messes: How Have Your Latte and Drink It Too Author: Nancy Trejos

Call Number: 332.024 V393d Title: Debt-Free Forever: Take Control of Your Money and Your Life Author: Gail Vaz-Oxlade

Call Number: 332.024 V393mo Title: Money Rules: Rule Your Money or Your Money Will Rule You Author: Gail Vaz-Oxlade

Call Number: 332.024 V393n Title: Never Too Late: Take Control of Your Retirement Future Author: Gail Vaz-Oxlade

Call Number: 332.6 H182m Title: Millionaire Teacher: The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School Author: Andrew Hallam

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Featured Database: Films on Demand


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Last year, the library added the film database, Kanopy, to our list of databases. It was so popular, that the library has now added another video database called Films on Demand (FOD). Films on Demand, like Kanopy, is a streaming video platform that offers award-winning films. The FOD collections that we have access to are: Master Academic Package, Master Career & Tech Ed, Archival Films & Newsreels Collection, Nursing Collection, World Cinema Collection,  Veterinary Collection and Physical Therapy Collection. So there really should be something for everyone!

With the library’s current subscriptions to Films on Demand and Kanopy, Kirkwood is only charged  for the films we actually use. In other words, if our college community watches a film, we pay, if we don’t, no charge is incurred. This patron driven acquisition (PDA) model makes it very cost effective for the library and allows us to offer you a broader array of options to choose from.

Another great feature is that the database films can easily be embedded into Talon. This makes it especially useful for hybrid and online courses. For Films on Demand, click on the Share link provided for each film under the media player. Then click on the Embed Code tab. Use the “Alternate Embed Code” to embed the video in Talon. You can do this by highlighting and copying the url provided.


Have questions? For more information about this exciting service, please contact your reference librarian.

New Books: Interview


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When we get a request for a particular topic, we try to build up that section. Here are the titles we’ve added this year.

Check out many more titles on last year’s list.

Call Number: 650.14 B351e Title: The Essential Job Interview Handbook: A Quick and Handy Resource for Every Job Seeker Author: Jean Baur

Call Number: 650.14 C581c Title: The Career Playbook: Essential Advice for Today’s Aspiring Young Professional Author: James M. Citrin

Call Number: 650.14 M153e Title: The Everything Job Interview Question Book Author: Dawn Rosenberg McKay

Call Number: 650.14 S121y Title: The Young Adult’s Survival Guide to Interviews: Finding the Job and Nailing the Interview Author: Rebekah Sack

Call Number: 650.144 T246h Title: How to Ace A Job Interview!: Quick Tips for an Excellent Interview Author: Stuart C. Taylor

UPDATED September 9 2016: Added one more title that came in today.🙂

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Want to Schedule an Orientation?


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To schedule an orientation, call the reference desk (Cedar Rapids 398-5697, Iowa City 887-3612) and ask to speak to a librarian. Any librarian can help you schedule an orientation with a few basic pieces of information such as the title of the class, your name, the best way to contact you, the kind of orientation you want and the information covered. We’ll probably ask some follow up questions to make sure we do what works best for you. Taking an Orientation Booking

Be aware we may not be able to accommodate everyone’s first scheduling choice if orientations for other classes are already scheduled or if there are other time related conflicts, but we will do our best and normally people get their first choices for times. Please schedule early to ensure that you do.

Library orientations aren’t just tours of the library and how to use EBSCOhost (although of course we do a lot of those). Find out more why you should bring a librarian into your class and a partial list of topics we cover.

Librarians are also available to collaborate before the orientation in order to make sure we cover what you want in the best way possible and tie the lesson into your class objectives. To learn more about what the library can do for you at our faculty services page.

New Books: Odds and Ends 28



From time to time, when we get a collection of related books into the library we like to share a list on a particular topic, but lately we’ve had some books  come in that are too good not to share, even if they don’t fit with a particular theme. These titles are housed in Cedar Rapids, but you can request them to be delivered to any of the other centers at any time.

Call Number: 001.9 F216u Title: Unsolved Mysteries of the Sea: An Eye-Opening Exploration of Lost Lands, Phantom Ships, and Denizens of the Deep Authors: Lionel and Patricia Fanthorpe

Call Number: 362.1 S525p Title: Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, From Cholera to Ebola and Beyond Author: Sonia Shah

Call Number: 152.44 R774s Title: So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed Author: Jon Ronson

Call Number: 299.93 H159m Title: Memories of the Branch Davidians: The Autobiography of David Koresh’s Mother Author: Bonnie Haldeman

Call Number: 302.23 T939r Title: Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age Author: Sherry Turkle

Call Number: 303.483 C624s Title: Science for Life: A Manual for Better Living Author: Brian Clegg
NOTE: “How do you make sense of the competing claims that surround every aspect of daily life? How can you really know what will make your life better, or worse? Hard science is the answer, and this manual is here to help you.

Call Number: 305.42 B329e Title: Everyday Sexism Author: Laura Bates

Call Number: 305.42 F191e Title: End of the Patriarchy Author: Gerhard Falk

Call Number: 305.8 K335s Title: Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America Author: Ibram X. Kendi

Call Number: 306.709 O669g Title: Girls and Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape Author: Peggy Orenstein

Call Number: 306.81 T768a Title: All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation Author: Rebecca Traister

Call Number: 324.6 W164f Title: The Fight to Vote Author: Michael Waldman

Call Number: 388.3 V822b Title: The Big Rig: Trucking and the Decline of the American Dream Author: Steve Viscelli

Call Number: 362.29 W412d Title: Dear David: Dealing With My Son’s Addiction One Letter at a Time Author: Martha Wegner

Call Number: 364.152 S334m Title: Mass Sootings: Media, Myths, and Realities Authors: Jaclyn Schildkraut and H. Jaymi Elsass

Call Number: 370.15 B658i Title: I Love Learning, I Hate School: An Anthropology of College Author: Susan D. Blum

Call Number: 371.7 L284s Title: School Shooters: Understanding High School, College, and Adult Perpetrators Author: Peter Langman

Call Number: 388.097 K168m Title: Move: Putting America’s Infrastructure Back in the Lead Author: Rosabeth Moss Kanter

Call Number: 598 A182g Title: The Genius of Birds Author: Jennifer Ackerman
NOTE: This is research about the intelligence and activities of birds around the world.

Call Number: 611 R988m Title: The Mysterious World of the Human Genome Author: Frank Ryan

Call Number: 613.3 T244s Title: Schooled on Fat: What Teens Tell Us About Gender, Body Image, and Obesity Author: Nicole Taylor

Call Number: 614.4 G311a Title: American Plagues: Lessons from Our Battles With Disease Author: Stephen H. Gehlbach

Call Number: 615.8 A617h Title: How Music Helps in Music Therapy and Everyday Life Author: Gary Ansdell

Call Number: 620.1 W164r Title: Rust: The Longest War Author: Jonathan Waldman
NOTE: How rust – the kind that destroys metal – costs the US more than $400 billion per year.

Call Number: 636.08 P616r Title: Run, Spot, Run: The Ethics of Keeping Pets Author: Jessica Pierce

Call Number: 649 M449m Title: Made to Hear: Cochlear Implants and Raising Deaf Children Author: Laura Mauldin

Call Number: PB 741.5 B433d Title: El Deafo Author: Cece Bell

Call Number: 741.602 L581b Title: Becoming a Successful Graphic Designer Author: Neil Leonard

Call Number: 917.404 B916w Title: A Walk in the Woods:Discovering America on the Appalachian Trail Author: Bill Bryson

Call Number: 947.43 P988g Title: Putin Country: A Journey Into the Real Russia Author: Anne Garrels

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New York Times Now Improved!


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The library has acquired a new and better way for Kirkwood students, faculty and staff to access the New York Times online! is a multi-platform news tool that provides you with full access to the U.S. edition of the Times, the International New York Times, and even the Spanish version.  This online site includes breaking news, multimedia, reviews and opinion, blogs, videos and more. It even provides access to the Times archives going back to 1851.

To explore this new database, each user must set up their own account. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Go to: and click Create Account
  2. Create your profile with your Kirkwood email address and a password of your choosing, then click Create Account.
  3. You will receive a confirmation email. Click on the confirmation link and your registration is complete (you may be asked to log in again, please do that to complete your registration).
  4. Your account has been created. Download Mobile Apps (optional) and enjoy your access!

If you would like more information about the many features available, please contact your friendly Kirkwood librarian!

Info to Know Fall 2016


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Here is a collection of information about things on the Kirkwood Community College Campuses that you should know about!

Kirkwood Fall


Learn more about it here: To add a course, if the class has not met yet students can call One Stop.  For any class that has met, students will need to fill out a form. Get the form from the department’s office and ask them about the particular class. For the first week you just need the instructor’s signature. The following week you also need the Dean’s. For Distance Learning classes in general check this page.

Students may drop classes through Eaglenet until the last day set on the academic calendar each semester.

Add-Drop Tuition Swap

Kirkwood no longer gives a full refund to students who both drop a class and add a class in the second week of classes. This is sometimes called the second week “wash” or “tuition swap” – Kirkwood refunds 50% for all drops in the second week for 16-week classes. Find Full Refund Policy:


Don’t know who your advisor is? Log in to EagleNet and view “My Profile” to see your advisor’s name. Set up an appointment to talk to them about your schedule and your overall path through your program. Contact the Advising and Transfer Center at 319-398-5540. Find answers to basic questions about class scheduling type issues here and here.

Alcohol and Drugs

Alcohol is never allowed on campus without special written permission.


There is only one ATM available on the Cedar Rapids campus. It’s located near the cafeteria by Student Life and the US Bank campus branch. On the Iowa City campus there is one available next to the One Stop Office.

Book List

To find your list of textbooks
1. Log into Eaglenet
2. Click on “My Class Schedule” under Academic Profile
3. Select term from Drop Down menu and click on Submit
4. Click on “Click here to access Booklist”
5. A second tab will pop up and ask you to log in with your k-number and password
6. This will generate a list for all your classes. They are very brief entries but will give you an abbreviated title, ISBN, and which class it’s for.

Books The Library Doesn’t Own

The library doesn’t collect textbooks (scroll to textbooks below), but for any other type of book we’ll be glad to try to help you get a copy. This is also true for articles we don’t have in full text.

Book Return – Library

On the Cedar Rapids campus you can return books in the drop at the circulation desk, the slot right outside the library doors, and the outside bookdrop. You can find the outside bookdrop right here:

At the Iowa City branch currently take books to the desk, but a slot by the doors will be available soon. There is also a book return box available in the parking lot.

You can return books at the office at any of the centers.

Bus Passes for Free

The EagleCard Office at the help desk in the Allsop lab in Neilsen Hall and Rec Center can attach free bus stickers to the EagleCards that will allow students to ride Cedar Rapids bus routes 7 and 11 for free. You MUST have the sticker attached to your EagleCard each year before you can ride free. The year runs from August to August. The stickers do not cost anything, you must simply be an enrolled Kirkwood student. Students must get an EagleCard from the Eaglecard office listed above for use at the bookstore to verify attendance and k number.

If you’re waiting for a Cedar Rapids bus and wonder where it’s at, simply go to Through an interactive map, click on the route number and an arrow will show exactly which street or intersection your bus is at and watch an arrow representing the bus as it moves along down the street. Remember the routes that come to Kirkwood are 7 and 11.


Find the calendars with important dates, which days school will be closed, and final exam schedule here:

Car Troubles

For some car troubles you can ask security for help, for others they can loan you equipment and give advice. Learn more here:
Contact security by calling (319) 398-5561 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or calling (319) 389-1774 after hours and on weekends.

Class Schedule Problems – Scroll to Advisor above

Coloring Printing

Find out about color printing on all campuses in this blog post:

Scroll down to Printing and Print Quota for more printing information.

Computer Lab in Cedar Rapids— 131 Nielsen Hall

The Allsop Computer lab in 131 Nielsen Hall is the main lab on the Cedar Rapids campus. It houses 106 PCs and 2 iMacs, two copier/printers plus two scanners, and a color printer. All programs needed for classes are offered on these computers, but not every computer has every program, ask at the help desk if you need a specific program so they can direct you to the right computers. No classes or labs are scheduled in the quiet study areas. The walk-in lab is used for student public usage for research and homework. Students may reserve a computer at least one day ahead by calling 398-5606 or coming to the front counter. Students are required to swipe their Eagle card upon entering/exiting the computer labs. No food or drinks are allowed in the computer labs. Computer lab hours are subject to change during inclement weather. The same policies and guidelines apply as in the computer classrooms.

Computer Lab in Iowa City

The Iowa City computer lab is now part of the library.

Confidential Counseling Services – It’s FREE

Life can be overwhelming. Roommate issues? Relationship issues? Class/test concerns? Personal issues?  You don’t have to face it alone. Help is right here on campus.  Counselors are available in 108 Iowa Hall, Mon. – Fri., 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Contact us at 319-398-5540 or visit to learn more.

Cost Per Class

The cost per class is actually figured out by credit hour. Find more information:


Your permanent EagleCard is your official Kirkwood identification. Get it after you register for credit classes. Your Eaglecard is also your LIBRARY CARD. Carry it with you at all times while you are on campus and you’ll avoid a lot of headaches with different departments and you’ll get all of your student benefits. (Library Note: We have some items, such as the laptops, that we only check out if you have your physical card in hand.)

Present a government-issued photo ID (driver’s license, passport, etc) at one of these locations:

  • EagleCard office (Nielsen Hall – Room 131 which is within the Allsop Computer Lab) Phone 319-398-5411, ext. 5680
  • Kirkwood Rec Center (main campus)
  • Iowa City Campus Bookstore
  • Any county center office

The EagleCard Office is open the same hours as the Allsop Computer Lab. EagleCards can also be printed at the Rec Center on the Main Campus and at the Iowa City Bookstore.


EagleCash is money that you put on your EagleCard that you can use in various places around campus rather than carry cash.


EagleNet is Kirkwood’s student information services portal. Access a variety of info including class schedules, degree audits, and more.


Students can fax for free at the Cedar Rapids Kirkwood library. Ask at the Circulation desk.

Full Time Student Load

You must take 12 or more credits each semester to be considered a full-time student. Anything less than 12 credit hours is considered part-time, except during the summer semester when nine credit hours is full-time.

General Student FAQs

Find some questions the college office gets a lot here:

Internet Guidelines

Taken from The Policy for Responsible Use of Information Technology, Kirkwood Community College

  • Accessing Internet is a privilege granted for the primary purpose of conducting research, completing class assignments, and gaining familiarity with evolving electronic communications.
  • Users shall not send offensive, threatening, abusive, obscene, or other such messages to anyone who may be using the system.
  • Users shall not use Kirkwood’s computing resources to copy, generate, or transmit obscene files publicly accessible.
  • Each user will be financially responsible for any unauthorized commitments made through Internet.
  • Users must follow the guidelines as outlined in the AA/EEO policy on Hostile Environments including the viewing and/or printing of any material considered to be offensive or obscene.
  • Users shall not engage in invasion of privacy, unauthorized access, violation of copyright laws or any other activity prohibited by these guidelines or by law.
  • Access to the Internet may be denied or revoked at any time.

Lactation Room

Kirkwood supports new mothers with designated lactation rooms. The ones in Cedar Rapids are in Cedar Hall Room 226 and Linn Hall Room 2104. Sign-up sheets are available in the room. Campus Health is to be used as a backup location only. If you have questions, please contact Human Resources.

The lactation room in Iowa City is located by the One Stop Office.

Late Registration Policy

The last day to register on EagleNet for a class is the day before it starts. Once a class starts, you’ll need faculty and possibly dean signatures to add it. If you have any doubts or questions about your schedule, don’t wait to talk to your advisor – make an appointment today! Scroll up to Add-Drop for more information.

Don’t know who your advisor is? Log in to EagleNet and view “My Profile” to see your advisor’s name.

Library Textbook Policy

The library policy is to NOT purchase textbooks. This is because given the wide range of titles used by different instructors even within a single class, the cost would be prohibitive to provide them all. If any instructor or the department wants to loan us a copy of the textbook they use, we will be glad to put it on reserve. Feel free to ask your instructor if they haven’t yet put a copy on reserve.

Notebook and Graph Paper

Sometimes classes will require special paper (printed with a particular design) for assignments. Notebook paper and regular graph paper are the most common of these. You can buy a package at the Bookstore or other retailer, but if you just need a page or two or something really custom you can print your own.

Old Class Descriptions

If you need an old class description to show someone whether they would be willing to accept a class or not for some purpose, find it here:

Parking Permits and Parking and Traffic Tickets

Students are NOT required to get parking permits to park on Kirkwood lots, but are required to follow basic parking rules such as parking in designated areas only. If you get a Kirkwood parking ticket, pay at the Cashier’s Office in One Stop.

Breaking city laws, for example parking in handicap spots without a handicap permit, can get you a regular parking ticket from the city where regular fines apply.

Password Reset

Access this self-service web page to establish or change your K-number password. For more information. You can log on to change your password from any machine that you don’t have to use your Kirkwood ID to log into.

Prayer Room

There will be a prayer room available for the fall semester on Fridays in Benton Hall 302, from noon-2:00.  You may visit the International Programs office 1154 Linn Hall on the Cedar Rapids Main campus if you have any questions. This service is available to all students.

Printing and Student Print Quota

There are various places around campus where students can print. The two main ones are the library and the computer lab at both campuses. Both have black and white plus color printers. Scroll up to Color Printing.

Registered students will be given a $36 print/copy ration of play money per semester.  This is merely a form to ration printing and is NOT real money either from the college or from any fee students pay. It could as easily be known as points or coupons, etc. As students print or copy, 5 cents will be deducted for each black and white page, and 10 cents will be deducted for each color page. Access this page to check your current balance. This is NOT from any real money fee or any money payment made by the college. NO charge for $36 was added to your tuition bill. NO unused portion of the ration will be given to you as cash. You can NOT spend it anywhere on campus for anything other than copies or prints.

The balance means balance like a checkbook or savings account, not balance like a credit card. Meaning it isn’t saying that you owe money when it shows a balance, it’s what you have to use yet.

Most students don’t use their entire ration during a semester. If you haven’t used all of yours it will be carried forward to the next semester. At the end of the summer everyone’s balance is wiped out and you start again with $36, but don’t worry about that remember that it isn’t real money.

If you would use all $36 and need more, you CAN put real money on the card and that won’t disappear at the reset. However, it is not refundable.

As a student when you print documents, you will see a pop-up that will inform you of the cost of that print job and the remaining balance. Click to confirm that you want to print it. If a student sends a job to the printer that is more than 24 pages,  an additional dialogue box  pops up asking them to confirm that they want to print that much.

When the students use their k# to login to the copier, they will see their name and their current balance on the display pad.

Check out this site find out your current balance, add real money to your account (which will never vanish, like the play money ration does), or to dispute a print charge. It’s easy to remember the website it’s the Kirkwood address plus print, so


Contact security by calling (319) 398-5561 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or calling (319) 389-1774 after hours and on weekends. Get more information on the array of services they offer.

Student Email

The Kirkwood student email system is the primary tool for official communication from the college. All current Kirkwood students are expected to have a k# (college id) and a student email account. Important information from your department, as well as notifications from advising, enrollment and financial aid, will NOT be sent via postal mail or to a personal e-mail address, but will be sent to your student e-mail.

The format of your Kirkwood student email address is: (Example: If your first and last name are being used already, a number will be added to your email address to make it unique. Upon graduation or transfer to another institution, student email accounts are deactivated (the following August 31st). Any saved documents and/or emails will not be accessible after that date.

Upon registration for at least one credit class, students will be provided a student email account. (Library Note: Although we haven’t seen this too much lately, sometimes students have have issues with attachments from the various free e-mail sites – Yahoo, G-Mail, Hotmail, etc. – if an attachment absolutely, positively has to get there we recommend using your Kirkwood e-mail to send it or copy it to your Kirkwood e-mail.) Find the IT FAQs for Student e-mail:

Student Help Desk (for computer questions)

The Student Help Desk is ready to help you with your login questions. Conveniently located in the Allsop Computer Lab – 131 Nielsen Hall. Call them at 319-398-7624 or 1-800-634-6581. Among the IT services are: Campus Wireless, EagleCash, EagleNet, Talon, Passwords, Print Quota, and Student e-mail. Contact them directly for questions about any of these and start with them for other basic computer issues. Find their FAQ sheet linked here:

If it’s a Talon question that isn’t related to individual page set up, they will likely refer you to the general Talon help service. Scroll to Talon information below.

Student Print Quota – Scroll up to Printing and Print Quota


Talon is a suite of online tools that facilitate online classes. Instructors in face-to-face courses often deliver materials and extend your learning with Talon. Most online courses operate fully within Talon or at least use it as a frame or portal to get you to the materials you need and to turn in assignments.

If your instructor told you to use or find something and you don’t know where it is (a handout, an article, a place to turn something in), check your Talon page for that class.

Often the first thing we suggest for people having Talon problems is to try a different browser, like Firefox or Chrome. Try that first. You can check with the student helpdesk, but you may be directed to the help line through Talon which is available 24/7 at 1-877-478-7074. If you have questions about coursework, contact your instructor.

Tutoring – It’s FREE!
Free tutoring is available to every student taking a class for credit. Stop by 2071 Cedar Hall or call 319-398-5425 to speak to someone in Learning Services.

Vending Machine Issues

If a vending machine takes your money or if you have another vending machine issue, in Cedar Rapids report to Student Life on the 2nd floor of Iowa Hall across from the bank by the cafeteria. In Iowa City report it at the One Stop office. Find out more about the vending machines by the Cedar Rapids Kirkwood library here and the rest of them on campus by checking with student life.


Be sure to check out all the resources on campus including the Veterans Lounge.

Veterans in Iowa City are eligible for all benefits but they do not have a lounge.


Free WiFi is available inside of every Kirkwood building.

Work Study

To get work study position around campus, start at One Stop and make sure you qualify for Work Study. Then you can apply for specific jobs currently open around campus.

New Books: Self-Improvement


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Are you interested in Self-Improvement? Looking for self-help books? How people relate to each other? Then whether it’s an assignment or you just want to better yourself. Take a look at these books.

These titles are housed in Cedar Rapids, but you can request them to be delivered to any of the other centers at any time.

One Little Spark book coverCall Number: 131.337 C289h Title: How to Stop Worrying and Start Living: Time-Tested Methods for Conquering Worry Author: Dale Carnegie

Call Number: 158 M465f Title: The 15th Invaluable Laws of Growth: Live Them and Reach Your Full Potential Author: John C. Maxwell

Call Number: 158 W814f Title: 59 Seconds: Change Your Life in Under a Minute Author: Richard Wiseman

Call Number: 158.1 O524w Title: What Is Your What?: Discover the ONE Amazing Thing You Were Born to Do Author: Steve Olsher

Call Number: 158.1 S896w Title: Wake Up Happy: The Dream Big, Win Big Guide to Transforming Your Life Author: Michael Strahan

Call Number: 158.1 S982b Title: Black Box Thinking: Why Most People Never Learn From Their Mistakes – But Some Do Author: Matthew Syed

Call Number: 158.2 C112c Title: The Charisma Myth: How Anyone Can Mast the ARt and Science of Personal Magnetism Author: Olivia Fox Cabane

Call Number: 158.5 V969n Title: Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It Authors: Chris Voss with Tahl Raz

Call Number: 306.85 F298s Title: The Secrets of Happy Families: Improve Your Mornings, Tell Your Family History, Fight Smarter, Go Out and Play, And Much More! Author: Bruce Feiler

Call Number: 363.25 N771s Title: Stalling for Time: My Life as an FBI Hostage Negotiator Author: Gary Noesner

Call Number: 363.4 M145w Title: The War on Alcohol: Prohibition and the Rise of the American State Author: Lisa McGirr

Call Number: 610.28 G284c Title: The Checklist Manifesto: How To Get Things Right Author: Atul Gawande

Call Number: 612.8 D747v Title: Vision: How It Works and What Can Go Wrong Authors: John E. Dowling and Joseph L. Dowling

Call Number: 650.1 G663t Title: Training Camp: A Fable About Excellence – What the Best Do Better Than Everyone Else Author: Jon Gordon

Call Number: 650.1 K921r Title: Risk/Reward: Why Intelligent Leaps and Daring Choices Are the Best Career Moves You Can Make Author: Anne Kreamer

Call Number: 650.1 P524p Title: Power: Why Some People Have It – And Others Don’t Author: Jeffrey Pfeffer

Call Number: 658.314 G663s Title: Soup: A Recipe to Nourish Your Team and Your Culture Author: Jon Gordon

Call Number: 658.4 B639o 2009 Title: The One Minute Manager Builds High Performing Teams: Excellence Through Team Building Author: Ken Blanchard

Call Number: 658.4 G663y Title: You Win in the Locker Room First: The 7 Cs to Build a Winning Team in Business, Sports, and Life Authors: Jon Gordon and Mike Smith

Call Number: 658.4 M346c Title: Collaborative Intelligence: Thinking With People Who Think Differently Authors: Dawna Markova and Angie McArthur

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Library Hours in August 2016


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Between semesters there are going to be different library open hours during August.

The hours as listed in the chart below are for the Cedar Rapids campus.

Due to moving the library following construction the Iowa City campus library may not have some services available this week. They will continue with their regular 8 am – 8 pm hours Monday through Thursday, and will be open 8 am – 5 pm on Friday. Iowa City will be also be closed Saturday, August 20th.

Both locations will resume normal fall hours on Monday, August 22nd.

Mon., Aug. 15th

 –  Fri., Aug. 19th

8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sat., Aug. 20th (special hours) 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sun., Aug. 21st Closed
Mon., Aug. 22nd Library Resumes

Normal Fall Hours

Normal Fall Hours for Cedar Rapids:
Mon. – Thurs. 7:30 am – 11:00 pm
Fri. 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Sat. 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Sun. 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Normal Fall Hours for Iowa City:
Mon. – Thurs. 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Fri. 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sat. 11:00 am – 4:00 pm