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Bike Share Program

The IWU Bike Share is a convenient option for students, faculty, and staff to check out bikes at the Ames Library. There are currently four bikes in circulation, and they can be checked out for 24 hours at a time with an option for one 24-hour renewal.


While someone has a bike checked out, it is their responsibility to look after the bike. If they don't return it in comparable condition to how they checked it out, it is their responsibility to pay to keep the system operational. Some typical charges include:

  • Lost/broken key: $25
  • Lost/stolen/irreparably damaged bike: $250

Bikes that are three weeks overdue will be considered lost and the $250 fee will be assessed to the user's account per Ames Library policy.