About Us

Iowa Lakes Community College has libraries located on both the Estherville and Emmetsburg campuses. The libraries contain a combined collection of over 30,000 books and 1000 videos and DVDs. The libraries subscribe to approximately 160 periodicals. 

The Emmetsburg Campus Library and the Emmetsburg Public Library are located on the Emmetsburg Campus. Both libraries are in one complex, but have their own identity. The Public Library’s holdings are also on the online catalog.

Library services are available to students, faculty and staff of Iowa Lakes Community College and residents of the surrounding area. A college library card is necessary to check out books. Through Iowa Open Access, anyone with a library card from a participating library may check out materials from the college library.

The library has a fax machine and copy machine available to students for a fee. Students may use a small conference room for group study or viewing videotapes. Computers are available for student use. Wireless connectivity is also available.

The college library subscribes to numerous online databases. All online databases are available on campus.  A user name and password are required for off campus use. The library will provide college students with this information.