End of semester support from college libraries

CONTRIBUTED: Kirkwood Libraries are here for you as you finish up spring semester and hopefully look forward to a well-deserved break as we head into summer. 

We have the research, citation and technology support you always get from the library; Exam Cram on Thursday, April 27; and extended hours during the last week of the semester. 

Research, Citation and Technology Support

There are many ways to get help from the Library. Start at our homepage to find: 

Research Help Guides: Find an overview of the research process; how to search for different types of information; how to evaluate information, and more.    

MLA & APA Style Citation Guides: Find directions and citation examples to help you create your list of works cited and in-text citations.  

Research Databases: Use the A-Z Databases link to access information resources including articles, ebooks, videos and music. 

A useful database for many research projects is Academic Search Elite because it covers nearly every area of academic study. 

Librarians are available to help you with your research or citations during most library hours. Stop by the desk or chat with us online through our website to get expert help with your work.   

Exam Cram, Thursday April 27 

Exam Cram is once again brought to you by the Library and Tutoring Services. This is a one-day event close to the end of each semester, meant to provide students extra academic support and a little stress relief, too. 

Some of these events last the whole day, and some are for a limited time. All events, food and drinks are free. 

See the library’s Exam Cram guide for a detailed schedule ( 

Library events, 1st floor Benton Hall 

  • Popcorn and other to-go snacks 
  • Coffee and tea 
  • Craft and coloring table 
  • Puzzles around the library 
  • Door prizes 
  • Therapy dog visit (time TBD) 
  • Virtual reality demo, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Tutoring Services events, 2071 Cedar Hall 

  • Computer Skill Lab 
  • Walk-in Tutoring 
  • Games & door prizes 
  • Popcorn, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Extended hours for finals 

The library is the perfect place to study, with quiet, space to spread out, rooms to study with a group, computers, printers and people to help. The Cedar Rapids campus library will be open extra hours to give students more time to study during the last week of classes, as follows: 

Sunday, April 30: 3 – 10 p.m. 

Monday-Thursday, May 1 – 4: 7:30 a.m. – midnight 

Friday, May 5: 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Saturday, May 6: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

Sunday, May 7: 3 – 10 p.m. 

Monday, May 8: 7:30 a.m. – midnight 

Tuesday, May 9: 7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. 

The Iowa City campus library will be open regular fall semester hours through May 9.  

See the library website ( for a complete schedule of hours for both locations.