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. Find out who your Personal Librarian is by logging in to your my.coe account and selecting the "Library" link on the left side menu.

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. 

Meet your Stewart Memorial Librarians!

Laura Riskedahl
Laura Riskedahl

Director of Library Services

Hongbo Xie
Hongbo Xie

Associate Director of Library Services
Head of Technical Services

David Strass
David Strass

Teaching and Engagement Librarian

Reference Desk

Reference Desk Hours

Monday-Thursday: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM


Phone: 319.399.8017

Chat Hours

Monday-Thursday: 10:00 AM-3:00 PM,
Friday: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Saturday: offline
Sunday: offline

If chat is offline, please email David Strass at

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