Geisler Library Summer FAQ

While Geisler library is closed during June and July, there are still library service options during the summer. Below are answers to frequently asked questions to help you find the resources you need.

What are the May hours for Geisler Library after finals end?
  • Geisler Library is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday May 13 – 31.
  • The library will be closed June 1 – July 31.
When will the library reopen?

Geisler Library will reopen 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 1.

Are the Geisler databases available during June & July?

Yes, databases are available both on and off campus to current faculty, students and staff.

Where do I find the link for summer interlibrary loan?

See the Interlibrary Loan Requests page.

What if my interlibrary loan book is due during June or July?

You may return books using the Geisler book drops.

Can I renew my interlibrary loan book?

No, you will need to return your book using the book drop and order it again through Pella Public Library if you need it longer.

What if I need something that is in Geisler Library?

You may order it through Pella Public Library by going to their catalog at, and choosing “Request an Item” in the upper right-hand area of the page.

Can I return my Geisler Library books before August 17?

Yes. Simply return them using one of the book drops.

If I get an interlibrary loan book through the Pella Public Library, may I return it to Geisler Library or vice versa?

No, you need to return items to the library where you picked them up.

Who should I contact if I cannot log in to library databases?

Email the Central College ITS Help Desk.

Can I visit other libraries to check out books?

The Enrich Iowa Open Access Program allows patrons of a participating member library (e.g., Pella Public) to check out physical items at any of the other participating libraries for free. The University of Iowa and Iowa State University libraries allow state residents free checkout of materials. Drake University also allows checkout of physical materials to public patrons for an annual fee. You must physically go to the libraries and access privileges generally do not extend to databases.


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