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About Us

We are the largest private academic library in Iowa. Our purpose is to support the educational goals of Drake by providing services, collections, technology, and learning opportunities that make it possible for faculty and students to successfully access and use information.

  • Find out more about the Library’s mission, strategic programs, and assessment activities at Our Purpose, Our People.
  • Keep up with what’s happening at the Library — including upcoming events in our popular Live! series — by reading ourĀ Newsletter.
  • Discover our unique special collections, archives and Heritage collections at Drake Collections.

Library Hours
Complete list for the current semester

Jobs at the Library
Information about full or part-time positions and the application form for student jobs at the Library.

Location and Contact Information
How to find us, how to get in touch.

The basic rules of how the Library works.

Room Reservations
Cowles Library is a popular meeting spot for student organization and campus groups.

After Hours Study
After Hours Study offers Drake students a high-quality study space outside of regular library hours.

Staff Directory
Faculty and staff of the Library. Other directories include subject specialists and your department’s faculty library liaison.

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