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Circulation Policies: Home

Who Can Borrow What and For How Long


The goal of our circulation policies is to serve all DMU students, faculty, and staff members as effectively as possible, making desired materials available to all those who need them, with the understanding that Library resources must be shared equitably.

Any time you have questions or concerns about Library materials or circulation policies, please contact the circulation staff. Serving you is our mission. We welcome your suggestions and your comments.

To contact us, you may call us at 515-271-1537. 

Please use this LibGuide to find information on renewals, fines and fine payments, placing bookings and holds, and other Library circulation policies and procedures. You can also complete simple catalog searches from this LibGuide, using the link to the catalog found in the Search Library Catalog box on this page. For more detailed help with locating Library materials, please go to the Find It! LibGuide.


  • Weekdays: 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

  • Weekends: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Library Policies

Empty study rooms, learning spaces, and labs may be used on a first-come first-served basis, when the room is not in use.

DMU students will be able to utilize Outlook to book Wellbeing Rooms for 60 min.

Space for clubs and organizations is reserved by submitting an Anthology request.

All other student reservations must be made by contacting

list of all available rooms and who is able to book which rooms is posted on the ITS knowledgebase page.

Quiet spaces map

Quiet study spaces for students are reserved each week and the times and locations are posted Friday afternoons on Pulse.


Not just books - Anatomical Models & More!

Our extensive collection of bones includes:

  • Skeleton
  • Skeleton - Flexible
  • Torso - With muscles and ligaments
  • Skull models
  • Disarticulated Skull
  • Spine
  • Vertebrae
  • Upper Limb
  • Lower Limb
  • Femur
  • Tibia
  • Fibula
  • Pelvis (male and female)
  • Foot/Ankle Model (Flexible right)
  • Foot Bones (Disarticulated: right and left)
  • Foot Bones (Flexible: right and left)

Enter "Bones" as a title in the search box of the catalog to see a listing of all of the item records.

anatomical models

Our anatomical models are available for 2-hour loan period.

  • Brain Model - Life size 2-part brain
  • Brain Model - Rubber brain
  • Brain Model - Ventricular System
  • Brain Model with Arteries
  • Brain Model - Brain Stem
  • Brain Model - Cerebral Hemisphere
  • Elbow Joint Model
  • Foot Model with Bones, Muscles, Ligaments, Vessels, and Nerves
  • Foot Model with Ligaments and Muscles
  • Hand Model
  • Heart Model
  • Hip Joint
  • Kidney Model
  • Knee Joint Model - Functional Ligamented Knee
  • Knee Joint Model  with Muscles, Ligaments, and Tendons
  • Lower Extremity Model with Muscles
  • Torso - With muscles and ligaments

Type "anatomical models" as a title in the Search box of the Library catalog to see a list of all of our anatomical models.

The Library also has various other items available for checkout:

  • Noise-cancelling headphones
  • White noise machines
  • Knot-tying boards
  • DVD drives 
  • Ethernet cables
  • Laptop chargers
  • Headphones
  • Whiteboards (laptop and rolling) and markers
  • Bookstands
  • Clipboards
  • Games
  • Jigsaw puzzles
  • Bike locks
  • Jumper cables
  • SAD light
  • Desk risers
  • Wheelchair

Returning Books After Hours?

Look for our Book Drop to the east of the Library Collections Room!

book drop