Library Hours


Starting in early June, The Ames Library will be accessible by appointment only for IWU students, faculty, and staff due to construction on our plaza.

Please call the Library Services Desk to make an appointment (309-556-3350). For more information, please see our blog.

Thank you for your patience during this time!


Summer Hours (May 26th-August 19th)

  • Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Following the University Schedule, the Library will be CLOSED May 30th and July 4th-5th


Please visit our Ames Library FAQ  for details about the available resources and services from the Ames Library and Information Technology Services. More information about the  university's response to the coronavirus epidemic is available online.

Course Support: Please visit the ITS home page for up-to-date information on virtual and in-person support.

Tate Archives & Special Collections

  • Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

The University Archivist recommends emailing in advance of a research visit. You may explore our digital collections through this portal at any time.

Annual Library Hours