Stewart Memorial Library

Ask a Librarian

Librarians are available to assist individual patrons with finding and evaluating appropriate resources, citation and copyright issues.

When entering Coe, each student is assigned their own personal librarian who will work with you on a one-to-one basis throughout your academic career. You are welcome to contact your personal librarian or any librarian for assistance.

For in-person assistance, stop by the library's reference desk located just inside the library on the main floor or schedule a research consultation in advance.

Reference Desk


Phone: 319.399.8586

Chat Hours

Monday-Thursday: 8:00 AM-4:30 PM,
7:00 PM-10:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM-4:30 PM
Saturday: offline
Sunday: 1:00 PM-10:00 PM

If chat is offline, please email Jill Jack at

Reference Desk Hours

Monday-Thursday: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Subject Areas for Research & Instruction Librarians

Reference & Instruction

Arts & Humanities

Laura Riskedahl
Head of Reference

Humanities & Social Sciences

Jill Jack
Director of Library Services
College Archivist
Associate Professor


Hongbo Xie
Head of Technical Services & Instructor