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How Do I...?

Frequently Asked Questions, answered.

... Get a library card?

Library Cards for Students

Your NICC ID card is also your library card. Follow these steps to obtain an NICC ID card. You may obtain an ID card in person at the library, or request one online and then pick it up at the library. See steps in box under ID Cards to the left..

Library Cards for Community Borrowers

Library visitors without NICC affiliation or community members who do not have Iowa public library cards, may apply for a NICC Community Borrower library card by following the steps below:

(1)  Fill out application form at campus library.

(2)  Provide an acceptable form of photo ID:

Non-expired driver’s license
Non-expired state-issued or approved ID card
Current college or high school ID card
Current state or federal ID card
Non-expired passport
Tribal ID card
Naturalization card or certificate of citizenship

(3)  Proof of current address if not on photo ID. Acceptable forms of address verification are:

Utility bill

Postmarked mail to current address

... Access Library Resources Off Campus?

Click on the database, journal, link, etc.

  • You will be prompted for your NICC e-mail address & password to gain access.
  • You will automatically be redirected to the resource.

Please contact Library staff or the NICC Helpdesk ((844) 642 - 2338, Ext. 555, or helpdesk@nicc.edu) for additional assistance.

... Reserve a Room at the Peosta Library?

NICC Students, Faculty, and Staff may reserve a room at the Peosta Library by calling the Circulation Desk ((844) 642 - 2338, Ext. 2224), contacting a staff member, or by clicking the button below.


Community members must contact our Business and Community Solutions Department (BCS) at

(844) 642 - 2338, Ext. 1399.

... Get material from the other campus library?

  1. Search the combined catalog on the library homepage.
  2. Find the item you want and select "Request Item".
  3. Log in to your account:
    • Your Borrower ID is the 14-digit barcode number on the back of your NICC ID.
    • Select your location from the pull down menu.
    • In the comments box, please include your email or phone number.

Note: If the table of contents is not available through the catalog, then type “Table of Contents” in the comments box with your other location information. The library will email the table of contents to you. This may help you decide if you need the book.

... Request an item through interlibrary loan (ILL)?

... Access Library Resources?


To access: Sign into MyCampus account  with NICC Username and Password.

Click: Library task icon

Open: A-Z Databases List navigation bar at screen left. 

Library Account 

A 14-digit NICC ID Number may be required by some resource sites. 

This number is on the back of your student ID card. 

Do not have an ID card?  Follow these steps to get your 14-digit number:

  1. Locate the ID number listed on your Class Schedule or  Financial Statement                                                                                                MYCampus > Self-Service for Students
  2. Combine your campus center number below with your 7-digit (#######) student ID number. 

Calmar Campus: 2326300#######

Peosta Campus: 2511000#######

If you can't locate your student ID number please contact the NICC HelpDesk:

Phone:  (844) 642-2338, ext. 555

e-Mail:  helpdesk@nicc.edu