Stewart Memorial Library

Library Departments


Laura Riskedahl

Director of Library Services

Office: Director's Office, Main floor
Phone: 319.399.8024
Fax: 319.399.8019


Need to order a book or talk to the Library Director stop by the office located behind the circulation on the main floor. Call Laura (319.399.8023) or email


The George T. Henry College Archives include a reading room and a climate-controlled vault located on the lower level of Stewart Memorial Library.

The Archives house and preserve the institutional records of Coe College. Principal donors have been administrators, faculty, staff, students and alumni.

Our larger alumni collections include the photographs of college photographer George T. Henry '49 whose work is a pictorial history of the college since 1948. The papers of world renowned journalist, broadcaster and author William L. Shirer '25, and Iowa poet and co-founder of the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, Paul Engle '31.

The archives encourages the use of its collections in the classroom and in academic research. Collection are open to students, staff, alumni, researchers and the public during open hours and by appointment.


In the basement of Stewart Memorial Library, take a left at the bottom of the main staircase. It is located across from AV theater.


Harlene Hansen, Archives Assistant
Office: George T Henry Archives, library basement
Phone: 319.399.8787 (x8787 on campus)


Want to checkout a computer or iPad, need a keyboard for a conference room or to pick up your interlibrary loan material or reserve material? Head to the circulation desk located near the entrance of the library or call Sandy Blanchard (319.399.8595) or email

Fisher Music Library

Fisher Music Library, located in the basement of Marquis Hall, contains reference sources, books, journals, scores, librettos, and recordings which support the music department's curriculum and the Coe community.

Fisher materials are searchable from the library's catalog. Additional music research materials and older volumes of journals are located in Stewart Memorial Library.

Media Technologies

The Media Technologies Department (formerly known as Audiovisual or AV), located in the lower level of Stewart Memorial Library, provides equipment loans and serves the various multimedia needs of the Coe College Community. 

The Media Technologies Department houses a collection of over 10,000 items including DVDs and VHS available for checkout. The department also has equipment, such as digital camcorders, available for checkout for class-related purposes.


For help finding resources for your assignments, stop by the reference desk or reference office on the main level. For research help call David (319.399.8017) or e-mail

Technical Services and Interlibrary Loan

Technical Services maintains and manages the libraries operating systems as well as cataloging and serials. If you need assistance with books that are "just received" or the catalog is not working correctly contact Jeff Schulte (319.399.8028), or Hongbo Xie (319.399.8026), For Interlibrary loan questions contact Jeff Schulte.