Community Members

Borrowing Privileges - Residents within a 30 mile radius of IWU

Members of the general public may request an IWU library courtesy card, if they present a current public library card from any RAILS (Reaching Across Illinois Library System) library within a 30 mile radius of IWU and a valid driver’s license or state ID.

Borrowing privileges granted with this card are only applicable at The Ames Library.

Card renewals will be granted, if individual requests the renewal personally and is in good standing at The Ames Library.

Interlibrary loan privileges are only available to IWU students, faculty, and staff.

  Community Card
Audio (CDs & LPs) 1 week
Books, Government Documents & Maps 4 weeks
Reference, Microform & Newspapers In building use only
Journals, bound In building use only
Reserve materials, traditional Not applicable
Video (VHS, DVD, etc.) 1 week

If you have questions about these policies and your individual situation, please contact Circulation Services Manager at (309) 556-3224.


This service is maintained by The Ames Library. Please contact us with any problems or suggestions.
Last revised: September 10, 2012