Library materials that can be borrowed with a valid ICO ID include: books; reserves; audio books; DVDs; microforms; bound periodicals; scientific calculators; headphones; laptops; easels; lenses; and brain, skull and eye models. Clickers are no longer available for checkout from the Library. Rare books may be viewed in the Library Reading Room, but are not available to be checked out. One self-checkout station is located on each floor of the Library to check out books and bound periodicals.

Circulation rules

Books (including leisure reading) 4 weeks, 1 renewal Overdue fine: $1/day
DVDs, laptops, test study guides 1 week, 1 renewal Overdue fine: $1/day
Bound periodicals, equipment 1 day, no renewals Overdue fine: $1/day
Reserves, models 3 hours, no renewals Overdue fine: $1/hour

Alumni are welcome to use Library material in-house. See our Services page for more information.

Mobile Devices

Librarians are available to help with downloading Library-related apps to mobile devices. Two charging stations are available, one on each floor of the Library.

Study Rooms

Library study rooms can be reserved for up to four hours at a time. Please do not occupy a room without signing up on the sheet on the door; the sheet will be the only consideration in determining whether a room has been reserved. It is suggested that study rooms be used for quiet study and for parties of two or more.

Food and Drinks

Food and drinks (with lids) are permitted in the Library. Please be considerate of others.

Copyright Information

Listed below are some useful websites to locate information on copyright.


The ICO Library uses the APA citation format.


Two printer/copier/scanner/fax machines are located in the Library, one on each floor. These are available to students with valid ID cards. The College loads $25 per academic year onto the ID cards of first-, second-, and third-year students, and $10 onto fourth-year students' cards. Black-and-white printing/copying costs are $0.08/page; color is $0.40/page. For technical support with printers, contact the IS department at ext. 7500 or support@ico.edu.

Wireless access

Both the first and second floors of the Library are wireless throughout. The IS department can assist with the initial wireless setup of mobile devices; computers need the up-to-date operating systems and virus protection in order to be able to utilize the campus wireless network. Login is the same as desktop network logins.

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