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Circulation Policies

Who Can Borrow What and For How Long

Policies for the General Public

Please note: The Library is not open to the general public at this time due to COVID-19.


When access is available, the Library is open to members of the public Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. till 5:30 p.m.

Members of the public are welcome to view Library materials in the Library.  Public users of our collection may not check out materials.

A scanner is available for use in the Library copy center. Scanned images may be sent to an email account or to a flash drive.

The Library's electronic resources and databases are accessible through the Library kiosk computers located near the circulation desk. Login information is provided by staff at the circulation desk in exchange for a driver's license, which will be held until the computer session has ended.

Due to the Library's quiet study policy, children are not allowed in the Library.

Des Moines University Library
library@dmu.edu
515-271-1537