Users may request that materials owned by one University of Iowa library be sent and held for pickup at another campus library, delivered to an office on the UI campus through campus mail, or delivered to a remote user. Requests should be placed by logging in to InfoHawk+ at search.lib.uiowa.edu. Requests submitted will be processed the following day (excluding weekends and holidays) and will be delivered within five working days. An email notification will be sent when items are available for check-out or when they leave the owning library, if delivered to an office or a remote location.  The loan period begins when the material is checked out. Staff at the owning library will contact you if requested material is not located or is not included in this service.

Exceptions to Delivery Services

  • State Historical Society of Iowa and their materials.
  • Materials that circulate for 7 days or less cannot be sent to an office or a remote location. Materials that circulate for 3 days or less cannot be sent to another library. Examples are reserve items, media material and reference material.
  • Many collections may have additional circulation restrictions. Staff at the owning library will contact you if material is not located or is not included in the delivery service.
  • Office delivery is not available to law student carrels.
  • Office delivery is not available to students living in the dorms.
  • Remote delivery is not available to College of Law users or from the Law Library collection.

Campus Mail Information

Campus Mail delivery is not available to students living in the dorms. Campus Mail is currently picked up at the Main Library at approximately 6:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. and at 8:30 a.m. at the Hardin Library. Branch libraries have different pick-up times.

Materials may be returned in person at any campus library. Materials may also be returned via campus mail using a item return slipPDF File or a handwritten note that includes your name and the date the item was returned.

  • Art Library – 235 ABW
  • Business Library – C336 PBB
  • Engineering Library – 2001 SC
  • Hardin Library – 100 HLHS
  • Law Library – 200 BLB
  • Main Library – 100 MAIN LIB
  • Music Library – 1451 VOX
  • Sciences Library – 104A SL

Remote Delivery Information

When placing your request, please enter in your complete shipping address, including a street number.  We cannot deliver to P.O. boxes. There is a 50 character limit, so please email lib-ill@uiowa.edu if your address does not fit in the available space. Materials are delivered via standard rate UPS to a home address and should arrive within one week. Return of the materials by the due date is the responsibility of the user and if not returned in person, a traceable delivery system in highly recommended (i.e., UPS or FedEx). If you are at remote location, you can request a UPS shipping label to return books.

If you are printing your own label to ship via UPS or FedEx, use this address:

University of Iowa Libraries
Interlibrary Loan Dept.
125 W. Washington St.
Iowa City, IA 52242-1420

If you are printing your own label to ship via the U.S. Postal Service, use this address:

University of Iowa Libraries
Interlibrary Loan Dept.
100 Main Library
Iowa City, IA 52242-1420

Main Library Interlibrary Loan & Delivery Services
319-335-5917 | 1066 MAIN LIB
lib-ill@uiowa.edu
Check-Out, Renewal, & Fine PoliciesHardin Library Circulation Services
319-335-9150 | 3rd Floor, HLHS
lib-hardin-circ@uiowa.edu
Check-Out, Renewal, & Fine Policies

All branch libraries provide circulation services. Please visit our campus libraries page for contact information.