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The University of Iowa Libraries is pleased to announce a policy change that allows all faculty working at ANY higher ed institution in the state of Iowa to borrow books for one year.

By showing a current Faculty ID card from their university or college at the circulation desk at the Main Library, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, or a branch library, faculty will be issued a borrower’s permit that will allow them to check out books for one year.  Previously, the loan period was for 4 weeks.

Applying for this borrower’s permit can be done online, a few days before your visit to Iowa City (http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/forms/permit/).  The U of I Libraries hope this change in service will allow better use of their collection across the state.

In addition to the borrower’s permit you have to get a U of I Library card in order to use this service. Both Kirkwood faculty and students are eligible for a card that you can get at the service desk any time the library is open. With the borrower’s permit the faculty check out will be a year and student check out remains 4 weeks.

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