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Cowles Library


Online Resources from Drake University Library: Home

Cowles Library has thousands of journal articles, e-books, videos, and other online resources for students to use. This guide is specifically for Drake Online students to learn about Cowles Library Online Resources


This guide provides links and instructions for using the online resources from Cowles Library, Drake University.

It is designed specifically for Online Programs students, but may be used by all Drake students.

Logging In to Library Resources

You will need your Drake ID (9 digits) and your Drake password to log in to library resources. There is no separate password or card required. 

If your login is not working, call the Drake ITS Help Desk at 515-271-3001.Phone support is available 24/7.

The ITS Service Portal can help you with Blackboard or other computer problems

Contacting Cowles Library

Cowles Library Phone  515-271-2111



Databases have journal, magazine, and newspaper articles. Some will have videos, archival materials, or eBooks. 

All are available to you as a Drake student.

Interlibrary Loan


Online Graduate Programs Librarian

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Marcia Keyser

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