Library Operations Amid COVID-19

We are happy to welcome you back to the library. The library is open to the public though special conditions are temporarily in effect due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we try to balance providing library services and access to library materials with ensuring the health of library staff and our visitors.

Library Hours and Services

  • The library is open Tuesday – Saturday, 9:30am – 4:00pm.
  • For quick questions or for substantial research projects, contact our librarians directly at library@ncsml.org or 319-362-8500, x120.
  • If you would like on-site research assistance, we strongly recommend making appointments with our librarians at least two business days in advance.
  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the bookshelves are not available for browsing at this time though library staff can retrieve items by request. We also require researchers to wear masks while in the library.