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Youth Collection



The Youth Collection, designed for the adult study of children's and young adult literature, contains more than 20,000 trade books, related reference sources, and a growing number of materials in electronic formats. Although a small historical collection is maintained, the focus of the Youth Collection is on recently published materials representing many genres, curriculum areas, and grades PK-12.

Staff are responsible for development of children’s/young adult materials, providing reference service for patrons using those materials, providing bibliographic instruction for patrons using those materials, maintaining and evaluating the collection, and serving as a professional resource for Iowa educators. 

Youth Service Desk

(319) 273-6166
Fall and Spring Semester
Monday - Friday 8am - 4:30pm
Summer Session
Monday - Friday 8am - 4:30pm
Note special hours during exams, holidays and interims

Visitors needing assistance when we are not staffed should visit the Information Desk located on the second (main) floor of the library.

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