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 


Centerville Library

(641) 856-2143, ext. 2237 or (800) 670-3641, ext. 2237

Research Tools

Research Tips
Helpful strategies for finding and citing the information you need

Library Catalog
Locate books and other materials here.

Iowa Locater - State of 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

Access electronic books through the online card catalog.

Audio Books and eBooks through BRIDGES - Iowa's Library
Download audio books and ebooks to your computer or portable device.
Digital Library Quick Start Guide

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