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Cowles Library Updates

Expanded Hours for Spring

Based on feedback from students, Cowles Library will have expanded hours in Spring 2021, staying open until 11 p.m. on school nights. Our Spring hours, which begin Monday, February 15 are:

  • Monday-Thursday: 7:30 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Friday: 7:30 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Through February 14, the library is closed, but the After Hours area is open to students from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for book pick-up and study space. 

New Resource: Des Moines Register archive

We’re thrilled to now provide access to Drake faculty, staff, and students to the digital archive of the Des Moines Register (1871-2008) and Iowa City Press Citizen (1965-2008). A digital archive of the Register has long been requested, as it’s easier to use and access than our microfilm collection (as most undergraduate students say, “what’s microfilm?”) We also offer a scanned version of the Des Moines Register from 2009-present.

Coming Soon: Enhanced scheduling for online research consultations

In the coming weeks we’ll be launching enhanced scheduling for our online research consultations. The new scheduling system will allow students to choose if they want to meet with a subject specialist librarian for their research need or simply with whichever librarian is available at their preferred time. The new scheduling system will replace the current research consultation request form in the coming

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