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Calmar Campus Library Summer Hours
Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Peosta Campus Library Summer Hours
Monday - Thursday: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM


Peosta Library CLOSED Saturday, August 7, 2021

Due to construction, the Peosta Library will be CLOSED on Saturday, August 7, 2021. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


Curbside Service

Curbside service continues to be available on both campuses. Service begins 30 minutes after opening and ends 30 minutes before closing each day.

Did You Know?

NICC Student ID

You can request an NICC ID ONLINE!

You will need to upload a photo of yourself to be used on the ID. PLEASE, make sure the photo is in color, shows your whole head and neck (no hats or sunglasses), and doesn't include anyone else in the frame. Failure to follow these guidelines will result in a delay in printing.

Did You Know?: NICC CIS Help Page

Log into any campus computer (and the WiFi on mobile devices!) with your NICC username and password!

Your NICC username is the first part of your email before the @ symbol (i.e. smithj1234). Use the same password as your email!

Questions? Contact the CIS Helpdesk at (844) 642 - 2338, Ext. 555, or

New NICC Library Web Cameras

Borrow Web Cameras at NICC Libraries

NICC Libraries now have web cameras available for you to check out. Click on the link to see if a camera is currently available.

Iowa Marks 175 Years of Statehood

Join us in commemorating the 175 years of Iowa statehood


On December 28, 2021, Iowa will mark a major milestone: 175 years of statehood. So throughout 2021, the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs invites Iowans of all ages to learn more about the people and places that have shaped the state. Here are a few ways to mark this big milestone:

You can find a complete list of activities on the State Historical Society of Iowa's calendar

Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs Website

Iowa Barns : yesterday and today including silos, corncribs, homes and businesses

"Iowa Barns yesterday and today takes the reader on a tour of all 99 counties with 800 photos of barns and other buildings, accompanied by stories that portray their diversity, past and present." ---Back cover

Iowans Return to Freedom Summer

Holdings: Copies at Calmar & Peosta. 2nd copy will be added to Peosta. Donated as part of 2018 MLK event speaker Patti Miller, Mon Jan 15, 2018
Description: Gives firsthand accounts of the experiences of six Iowa natives who, though personally unfamiliar with racial issues, felt compelled to volunteer that summer. Viewers will hear their stories as they share their motivations, fears, triumphs and life altering events that took place during that historic summer 50 years ago.

Dubuque, the birthplace of Iowa : a photo history

Celebration of Dubuque featuring a fascinating collection of photographs capturing a memorable time.  --Telegraph Herald

American Gothic : the life of Grant Wood

From humble beginnings sketching Iowa's cornfields and rolling hills as a child, painter Grant Wood (1891-1942) became the father of Regionalism-- an artistic movement that celebrated the real-life surroundings of the people. [This] is a picture-book biography that explores the birth of the famous painting, the movement that made it possible, and the artist who created it all.

Encyclopedia of Iowa Indians

Since much of Native American history occurred before statehood, there is a need for information on Native Americans of the region to fully understand the history and culture of the native peoples that occupied Iowa and the surrounding areas. The first section contains an overview of early history of the state and region. The second section contains an A to Z dictionary of tribal articles and biographies of noteworthy Native Americans that have contributed to the history of Iowa.

Iowa : portrait of the land / Iowa Department of Natural Resources, State of Iowa

Foreword; The Fabric of Iowa's Land; People Meet the Land; A Century of Change: 1800-1900; Calls for Conservation; Land: A Geologic Inheritance; Soil: A Fertile Filter; Water: A Life-Giving Cycle; Iowa Resources Today: Status and Trends; A Vision for Iowa's Land; Resources and References.