Students may checkout up to 10 circulating books at a time, for 4 weeks. These materials may be renewed twice for an additional 4 weeks each time. Audio/Video resources have shorter circulation periods.
Faculty may checkout up to 15 circulating books at a time, for 6 weeks. These materials may be renewed twice for an additional 6 weeks each time. Audio/Video resources have shorter circulation periods.
When students and faculty are off-campus but still in the continental United States, they may request books from the library even if they are unable to visit the facility physically. Patrons should place a hold request through the online catalog. Staff will then mail the books; patrons should return the books so that they are postmarked by their due date (factoring in any renewals).
The Library may be browsed any time the IWS office is open, and appointments may be arranged with library staff for other times. Regular IWS office hours are from 10-4 Monday-Thursday. Library hours Friday are always by appointment only. Students are advised to call (800 282-2977) or email ahead of time before traveling to the library as staff may be out for training or a variety of other reasons.
During the on-campus session, the library is usually staffed from just after breakfast until dinner—roughly 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM. The Library is closed on Sunday.
The IWS Library gladly accepts Faculty recommendations for the acquisition of monographs, databases, periodicals and other materials. Please check the library catalog prior to making a request to make sure the IWS Library does not currently own the work. Specific information is needed to identify an item. Please provide the IWS library with the following information by email.
- Title, author, edition, and format (book, video, CD, etc.) are essential
- Publisher and date
- ISBN is very helpful