Welcome to the J. Raymond Chadwick Library homepage! Chadwick Library is the academic library for Iowa Wesleyan University. The library has so many spaces and resources including group and individual study spaces, a computer lab, printers, reservable meeting spaces, classrooms, Chadwick Cafe, the OASIS, the Steven and Jill Howe Student Success Center, and the Teacher Education Program. We offer research help to the entire IW community, and we offer class instruction tailored to an instructor’s individual needs. We’re also an awesome place to work, so check out this page to see if we have any Student Employment opportunities.

Chadwick Library Regular Academic Year Hours:

  • Monday- 7:30 am to 11:00 pm
  • Tuesday- 7:30 am to 11:00 pm
  • Wednesday- 7:30 am to 11:00 pm
  • Thursday- 7:30 am to 11:00 pm
  • Friday- 7:30 am to 5:00 pm
  • Saturday- Closed
  • Sunday- 2:00 pm to 11:00 pm

*Hours subject to change during holidays, school breaks, or due to inclement weather.

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Course Guide
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Library policies
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Appointment writing center
tutoring help
in person tutoring help

Our Mission

The J. Raymond Chadwick Library is a learning commons which promotes collaboration and a sense of belonging for all members of the IW community.

Our Values

The library as an Academic Space: Chadwick Library scaffolds curriculum-based research and inquiry with education in information literacy to engage students and promote perpetual learning.

The library as a Third Space: Chadwick Library provides a physical location for students to learn and grow as individuals, as well as access technology and information.

Indigenous Land Acknowledgement

Henry County is located in lands occupied for thousands of years by residents of many nations. Algonquian-speaking nations, such as the Illinois, and Siouan-speaking nations, such as the Iowa or Ioway, are some of the peoples that have lived in southeastern Iowa for millenia. Iowa’s primary agricultural crop (corn), a staple of the United States’ food system, was originally cultivated by Native American nations thousands of years ago, spreading from Mexico up and across the North American continent where it flourished in the Mississippi Valley. Iowa’s corn–derived from Native American civilizations–now feeds millions of people today.