Geisler Library Summer FAQ

While Geisler library is closed during June and July, you still have 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 Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 17-28.

When will the library reopen?

Geisler Library will reopen Monday, Aug. 2, at 9 a.m. The hours will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, Aug. 2-13.

Are the Geisler databases available during June & July?

Yes. They 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 using interlibrary loan.

When are my Geisler Library books due that I checked out in May?

Books checked out from Geisler Library in May are due Aug. 20, 2021.

Can I return my Geisler Library books before Aug. 2?

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?

Assuming COVID restrictions allow this, there are several options. 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 outside patrons for a fee of $40 per year. You must physically go to the libraries and access privileges generally do not extend to databases.

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