Any Iowan can register for an IaLS Library card even though we are the "business library" for state employees. We encourage Iowans to use their local public library as their "home library."
Library Card Application
- Iowans with an IaLS Library card can log-in to the library's on-line databases for magazine articles, research and much more on our Online Resources page. They can also check out materials by coming to the IaLS Library at the Ola Babcock Miller Building, E. Grand and 12th St., Des Moines, Iowa.
- State employees may use their card to log-in to the library's online catalog and place holds on and request items that the library owns. Materials will be sent via local mail or U.S. mail to state employees.
There is no charge to state employees for any of the IaLS' services. Non-state employees are charged $.20/page for copies, scanning and printing. Additional charges apply for faxes. Contact our information desk for exact amounts at 515-281-4102 or 800-248-4483.
- This service is available for free to state employees only. Fill out this form to request materials from IaLS whether we own it or not.
- Non-state employees should contact their local public libraries.
This information is available in our online catalog.
The checkout period is for three weeks. Materials may be renewed one time, if there isn't someone waiting for them. You can renew your materials online by going to our catalog and logging in with your IaLS card number.
IaLS is located in Des Moines, Iowa. The Law Library is located on the second floor of the State Capitol Building at 1007 E. Grand Ave. All other collections and services are in the Main Library at 1112 E. Grand Ave. Hours for both are 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.