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At Cowles, we champion scholarly pursuits by providing an environment conducive to study. Thank you for embracing responsibility and courtesy while using library spaces and collections, ensuring a positive experience for everyone.

We encourage all students, faculty, and staff to familiarize themselves with the Drake University Emergency Procedures Manual, as well as the policies listed below, to help us create a safe, respectful atmosphere that fosters academic excellence.

The public is welcome to use library facilities, provided such use does not interfere with the scholarly atmosphere we strive to provide to Drake students, faculty, and staff. Guests may consult our Guide for Guest Users [link to Guest User online brochure] for guest policies and privileges.