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Parks Library

College Library · Iowa State University
117 Parks Library, Ames, IA 50011, United States
Open until 8:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 7:30 AM–2:00 AM
  • Fri
    • 7:30 AM–8:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 10:00 AM–8:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 12:30 AM–2:00 AM

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    Darlene S.
    "The tiers are perfect for studying (quiet) in winter (warm)."(4 Tips)
    Matt L.
    "The Periodical Room is a great place to read and study in quiet."(2 Tips)
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  • Matt L.

    The Periodical Room is a great place to read and study in quiet. Plus, there is a large amount of natural lighting!

    Matt L · March 5, 2014
  • Darlene S.

    The tiers are perfect for studying (quiet) in winter (warm). Can't have food there, though; but covered drinks are fine.

    Darlene Sanchez · February 26, 2014
  • Lucas A.

    Many Asian kids congregate here. Don't get me wrong.. I am not a nerd but Engineering school forces me to spend a ridiculous amount of hours at Parks.This place is like my second home.

    Lucas Ache · September 4, 2013
  • Frederick F.

    Sewage line broke nearby so it smells like poop water... Just in time for finals.

    Frederick Fifield VII · December 12, 2012
  • Emily B.

    If you listen to music, please use headphones. It's extremely disrespectful not to.

    Emily Bingaman · December 3, 2012
  • Vania B.

    The Egg nog Latte is no joke. Better than Starbucks!

    Vania Boland · December 1, 2012
  • Karen

    The periodical room is a quiet zone, go there to avoid being disturbed.

    Karen · September 6, 2012
  • Adriana C.

    Avoid library during dead and finals week. It gets super packed. If you must then stick w/ basement, 1st,2nd floor. 3rd and 4th will be full

    Adriana Chavez · May 2, 2012
  • Frederick F.

    Check out the archives on the fourth flour! There's a ton of crazy interesting information about anything to do with ISU!

    Frederick Fifield VII · March 30, 2012
  • Iowa State Daily

    Voted best place to people watch and best place to nap on campus in the Iowa State Daily's 2012 Student Choice Awards.

    Iowa State Daily · March 28, 2012
  • Ally J.

    Third floor southwest corner is so quiet perfect for studying

    Ally Jean · March 22, 2012
  • Tony T.

    The library should be reserved for people who actually study throughout the semester as opposed to 'finals only' studiers.

    Tony Thonesavanh · February 24, 2012
  • Anthony D.

    If special collections is open its the perfect place for some quiet studying.

    Anthony Davis · February 16, 2012
  • Isaac T.

    Top floor: The "Ivory Towers" of Academia. Yes, it's a metaphor.

    Isaac Taylor · January 31, 2012
  • Sydney G.

    Printing is expensive go to your college where it's one credit per page.

    Sydney Gooder · November 2, 2011
  • Grant A.

    If you've been to Tier 4, you know how creepy it is.

    Grant Awes · October 20, 2011
  • Scott P.

    The library is for being quiet to study. If people around you are mostly quiet, you should do the same.

    Scott P. · September 28, 2011
  • Anthony D.

    The tiers are never full. =))

    Anthony Davis · September 25, 2011
  • Jay K.

    The tiers are hotter than a crack spoon.

    Jay Kasperbauer · September 15, 2011
  • Amanda M.

    Bring a sweatshirt! It's friggin' freezing in here Mr. Bigglesworth!

    Amanda Meeks · September 13, 2011
  • Kait L.

    I have not missed you at all Parks.

    Kait Leemkuil · August 23, 2011
  • Matthew S.

    The restrooms are...dank!

    Matthew S. · March 30, 2011
  • Iowa State University Admissions

    Parks Library houses more than 2 million books, the oldest from 1475.


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