Library Closing Until April 13, 2020

The Indian Hills Community College LIbraries at the Ottumwa and Centerville campus locations will be closed effective 6 p.m. March 24th through April 13. 

The Indian Hills Community College Libraries will provide Virtual Library Assistance via email during the shutdown (through April 2, when the campus was scheduled to be on break). Staff, faculty or students who need assistance regarding library services or resources should reach out to staff via email at [email protected]. Library staff from both the Centerville and Ottumwa campus libraries will be working rotating shifts to meet patron requests.

Hours when the email will be staffed are 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., 1:00 – 5:00 p.m., and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday.  Emailing during those times will result in an immediate response. Email messages for assistance outside of those times will be responded to as soon as possible.

All online resources (catalog, databases, streaming video, etc.) will still be available 24/7/365 with remote access either through MyHills under “Library” in the Campus Links tab, or by using the user ID/Passwords that can be found in MyHills under “Library” in the Campus Links tab or with the direct link to the “Library Database Passwords” document under the MyServices tab.

Library Overview

Indian Hills Community College has two libraries — one on the Ottumwa Campus and one on the Centerville Campus. We provide services to all residents of our 10–county area, including Indian Hills students and staff.

In addition to the wide range of materials in our own collections, the interlibrary loan system allows access to items not available locally.

Computers and wireless internet access are available for public use on both campuses.

If you need assistance determining the most appropriate resources to use for your research projects or how to use them, please ask one of our helpful staff members.

Library Services
A list of all the services the library has to offer, including library policies


Ottumwa Library

(641) 683-5199 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5199
[email protected] 


Centerville Library

(641) 856-2143, ext. 2237 or (800) 670-3641, ext. 2237
[email protected]

Research Tools

Research Tips
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Library Catalog
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Iowa Library Catalog
Find materials in libraries throughout the state of Iowa.

Online Library Databases
Abstracts and full–text articles are available on a wide variety of subjects

Interlibrary Loan Requests
Request materials from other libraries through interlibrary loan.
Select: Article Request Form | Book Request Form

Access electronic books through the online card catalog.

Audio Books and eBooks through BRIDGES - Iowa's Library
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Digital Library Quick Start Guide

Library of Congress Call Number System
An explanation of the system we use to organize materials in the library

Material Purchase Suggestion Form
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