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Parks Library

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Iowa State University, Ames
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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.
    Matt LMarch 5, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The Periodical Room is a great place to read and study in quiet. Plus, there is a large amount of natural lighting!
  • Darlene S.
    Darlene SanchezFebruary 26, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    The tiers are perfect for studying (quiet) in winter (warm). Can't have food there, though; but covered drinks are fine.
  • Lucas A.
    Lucas AcheSeptember 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Frederick F.
    Frederick Fifield VIIDecember 12, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Sewage line broke nearby so it smells like poop water... Just in time for finals.
  • Emily B.
    Emily BingamanDecember 3, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    If you listen to music, please use headphones. It's extremely disrespectful not to.
  • Vania B.
    Vania BolandDecember 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The Egg nog Latte is no joke. Better than Starbucks!
  • Karen
    KarenSeptember 6, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The periodical room is a quiet zone, go there to avoid being disturbed.
  • Adriana M.
    Adriana MoeMay 2, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    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
  • Frederick F.
    Frederick Fifield VIIMarch 30, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Check out the archives on the fourth flour! There's a ton of crazy interesting information about anything to do with ISU!
  • Iowa State Daily
    Iowa State DailyMarch 28, 2012
    Voted best place to people watch and best place to nap on campus in the Iowa State Daily's 2012 Student Choice Awards.
  • Ally J.
    Ally JeanMarch 22, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Third floor southwest corner is so quiet perfect for studying
  • Tony T.
    Tony ThonesavanhFebruary 24, 2012
    The library should be reserved for people who actually study throughout the semester as opposed to 'finals only' studiers.
  • Anthony D.
    Anthony DavisFebruary 16, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    If special collections is open its the perfect place for some quiet studying.
  • Isaac T.
    Isaac TaylorJanuary 31, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Top floor: The "Ivory Towers" of Academia. Yes, it's a metaphor.
  • Sydney G.
    Sydney GooderNovember 2, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Printing is expensive go to your college where it's one credit per page.
  • Grant A.
    Grant AwesOctober 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    If you've been to Tier 4, you know how creepy it is.
  • Scott P.
    Scott P.September 28, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The library is for being quiet to study. If people around you are mostly quiet, you should do the same.
  • Anthony D.
    Anthony DavisSeptember 25, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The tiers are never full. =))
  • Jay K.
    Jay KasperbauerSeptember 15, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The tiers are hotter than a crack spoon.
  • Amanda M.
    Amanda MeeksSeptember 13, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Bring a sweatshirt! It's friggin' freezing in here Mr. Bigglesworth!
  • Kait L.
    Kait LeemkuilAugust 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    I have not missed you at all Parks.
  • Matthew S.
    Matthew S.March 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The restrooms are...dank!
  • Iowa State University Admissions
    Parks Library houses more than 2 million books, the oldest from 1475.
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