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About Us

Library Association & Bibliophile
Library Spaces


Academic Year:

Stewart Memorial Library
Monday-Thursday - 7:45 am to 1:00 am
Friday - 7:45 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday - 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday - 11:00 am to 1:00 am

Audiovisual Department
Monday-Thursday - 8:00 am to 10:00 pm
Friday - 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Sunday - 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm

George T. Henry College Archives
Monday-Friday - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Saturday - CLOSED
Sunday - CLOSED

Reference Desk:
Monday-Wednesday - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Thursday -10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Friday - 10 am to 2:00 pm
Saturday - CLOSED
Sunday - 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm


Library Association and Bibliophile

The Coe College Library Association (CCLA) was founded in the 1988-1989 school year during the renovation and expansion of Stewart Memorial Library. It began with 433 founding members.  It is a voluntary association of alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students and friends of Coe, all of whom agree to purchase at least one book a year for the library collections.  The renovation of the library created room for growth and the members of the CCLA dedicated themselves to the goal of expanding the library's holdings so as to make it one of the finest liberal arts undergraduate libraries in the country.  Since its inception the Association has contributed in excess of $1,000,000 to purchase library materials.  Gifts from Association members for endowment to support the library in perpetuity total more than $2,250,000. 

If you would like to join the CCLA, please contact Cheri Pettibone: cpettibo@coe.edu, 319.399.8023.

The Bibliophile, a newsletter for members of the Coe College Library Association, is published twice a year.  Its goal is to inform the College community about new acquisitions of books and/or art in the Stewart Memorial Library and relate other developments which strengthen the quality of library service.


Library Spaces

There are many spaces in the library available for use by students, staff and faculty. These can be used for formal training and learning or study and contemplation.

The following are available on a first come first served basis:

Knapp Room - 1st floor in the Prochobradsky Reading Room
Bodey Room- 2nd floor
Eaton Room - 2nd floor
Small group - study rooms - 2nd floor
Media Group Study #13 - basement

The following spaces must be reserved for use with the individual listed.

Richter Room


On First Floor, it has a large conference table that will seat 14 with plenty of space for extra chairs. A lovely reception area.
Contact Cheri Pettibone x8023 to reserve.

Engle Room


On the second floor, it will seat up to 10 around the small conference table.
Contact Cheri Pettibone x8023 to reserve.

Perrine Gallery

Perrine Gallery

On second floor. it is a lovely open space that can be set up for many different occasions; receptions, dinners, lectures, displays.
Contact Cheri Pettibone x8023 to reserve.

Individual Study carrels


Located on second & third floors. These areas are great for use with extended research projects.
Contact Sandy Blanchard x8595 to reserve.


On the first floor, is completely equipped as a "smart" classroom. Will comfortably seat 20. Contact Elizabeth Hoover de Galvez x8017 or Harlene Hansen x8016 to reserve.

Library Classroom
The classroom is equipped with desks that can easily be organized into various configurations.
Library Classroom



The Audiovisual (AV) Department has two spaces available in the library, manages Kesler Lecture Hall, in Hickok, and Coe's Television studio. For more information please see AV's facilities page. To reserve one of these spaces contact Laura Riskedahl x8211 or Linda Hummel x8584 to reserve.



General Circulation:

Loan Period:

Coe Patrons:
General Books - 28 days with one renewal

Whipple Browsing - 21 days

Periodicals - 3 days
Non-Coe Patrons:
General Books - 21 days with one renewal

Whipple Browsing - 21 days

Periodicals - cannot be checked out

Overdue fines:

Fines will be charged for overdue material.
Contact Head Of Circulation, Sandy Blanchard (sblancha@coe.edu, x8595), for further information.

Interlibrary Loan:

Loan Period:

The loan period is determined by the lending library. It can be as short as 10 days or as long as 8 weeks. This date is prominently displayed on the label affixed to the front of the borrowed item. Renewals may be allowed but need to be approved by the lending library.

Overdue Fines:

Fines are charged at the rate of $ .50 per day.

Lost books will also be charged a processing fee plus the cost of book replacement as determined by the lending library.

Non-Coe Patrons:
Coe's interlibrary loan system is not available to non-Coe patrons. Please see your public or school library for this service.
Fisher Music Library: Loan Periods & Fines

Audiovisual (AV): Loan Periods & Fines

Archives: Materials can not be checked out.



use area code 319, prefix 399 when calling from off campus

Rich Adkins Rich Adkins
Fisher Music Library Supervisor
Phone: x8651
E-mail: radkins@coe.edu
Sandy Blanchard Sandy Blanchard
Head of Circulation
Phone: x8595
Circulation Desk: x8585
E-mail: sblancha@coe.edu
Carla Frazer Carla Frazer
Archives Assistant, George T. Henry College Archives
Phone: x8787
E-mail: cfrazer@coe.edu
Elizabeth Hoover de Galvez
Elizabeth Hoover de Galvez
Head of Reference & Instructor
Phone: x8017
Reference Desk: x8586
E-mail: egalvez@coe.edu
Harlene Hansen Harlene Hansen
Reference & ILL Assistant
Phone: x8016
E-mail: hhansen@coe.edu
Linda Hummel

Linda Hummel
Audiovisual Assistant
Phone: x8584
E-mail: lhummel@coe.edu


Jill Jack Jill Jack
Director of Library Services, College Archivist & Associate Professor
Phone: x8023
E-mail: jjack@coe.edu
Cheri Pettibone Cheri Pettibone
Library Acquisitions Assistant
Phone: x8023
E-mail: cpettibo@coe.edu
Laura Riskedahl
Laura Riskedahl
Head of Audiovisual & Instructor
Phone: x8211
Audiovisual Desk: x8583
E-mail: lriskedahl@coe.edu
Jeff Schulte Jeff Schulte
Cataloger and Serials Manager
Phone: x8028
E-mail: jschulte@coe.edu
Hongbo Xie Hongbo Xie
Head of Technical Services & Instructor
Phone: x8026
E-mail: hxie@coe.edu


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