As of this spring, students can now check laptops out of Kirkwood’s Cedar Rapids library. In response to a few requests we’ve changed our policy and students are no longer restricted to only using our laptops within the library. Laptops can be checked out for the day. They must be returned 30 minutes before the library closes. Students must bring their EagleCard and sign a laptop usage agreement.

The Iowa City Kirkwood library will continue with their policy to let students check out laptops for use anywhere on the Iowa City campus for four hours.

These are the same laptops that have been available for check out within the library. Make sure you save any files on a flashdrive, e-mail them to yourself, or upload it to cloud storage because anything saved on the laptop will be wiped once you log out or power off.

Laptop Kit for Library Check-Out

Some Articles to Read

Become a Better Online Teacher

New Iowa City – Kirkwood Campus – Cedar Rapids Bus Route Continues

We just got in a couple of new books I want to make sure everyone on campus knows about. With everything going on at campuses around the country, this provides a thoughtful heads up.

13 Ideas That Are Transforming the Community College World, Edited by Terry U. O’Banion, Call Number: 378.1 T447

Universities, Pedagogical Encounters, Openness, and Free Speech: Reconfiguring Democratic Education by Nuraan Davids and Yusef Waghid, Call Number: 378.68 D251u

Kanopy Film Database Temporary Change

Due to budget constraints, films from the Kanopy database will not be immediately available for use between Monday, May 13th and Monday, July 1st. Instead all Kanopy film requests will be manually approved for purchase by the library. This means your new film requests could take 24 to 48 hours to be fulfilled. Once purchased by the library you’ll have continued access.We are letting you know now so you can plan ahead, especially if you are teaching summer classes. If you have a list of videos that you want to know this summer, we’ll be glad to purchase titles not available. After July 1st, we will go back to the immediate access model.

Please note that this does not affect films in the Films on Demand database.

Extra Hours

Remember the Cedar Rapids library extends hours between now and the end of Finals.

Also the library reserves an extra classroom week days between now and the end of Finals for student group use. Ask at the reference desk for the room number of the day.

Links to Some of The Books Recently Added to the Collection:

We get a lot of questions on copyright, you may want to check out:

Copyright: What Everyone Needs to Know by Neil Weinstock Netanel, Call Number: 346.04 N469c

All Iowa Read – Finalists

Culture Smart Series – Learn about other countries

Earth Day Books

New Popular Books

Odds and Ends 53

Odds and Ends 54

Our Special Display This Month

Eggbert Won Our Mascot Name Vote

Earth Day

Magnet Poetry on the White Board


We Celebrated National Library Week 2019

New History Page in Honor of National Library Week

Exam Cram – Your Kick Off to the Finals Study – Cedar Rapids Library and Tutoring Services – April 25, 2019 – Look for next semester’s!


The library will start its extra long hours for finals starting Sunday, April 28, 2019. Check here for the details.

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And remember you contact us at the library any time by phone, e-mail, chat, or stop on by! We’re always glad to see you! Look for the next issue of our newsletter. And remember you contact us at the library any time by phone, e-mail, chat, or stop on by! We’re always glad to see you! Look for the next issue of our newsletter.