The Libraries Annex is an off-site storage facility for the University of Iowa libraries. Utilizing a high-density storage system, the Annex can hold up to 4.8 million volumes in its temperature controlled environment.

Home to over 1 million items, the Libraries Annex’s collections can be accessed through Infohawk+.  Document delivery and Interlibrary Loan services are also available.

The collection is organized by size of the item and placed on shelves up to 22 feet high.  The collection is neither accessible to patrons nor browsable.  University affiliates such as faculty, staff, community borrowers, graduate and undergraduate students are eligible to request materials for delivery to campus library locations.  Other users must use the interlibrary loan service at their local library.

Items held at the Libraries Annex are searchable through InfoHawk+.

Two reading rooms are available by appointment at the Libraries Annex for occasions when large amounts of material are needed for research. Request an appointment at the annex with this form.

To use Special Collections and University Archives material housed at the Annex, place a request using Aeon.



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