Access & Use
All library patrons must show a valid Iona ID card with a bar-code in order to borrow books, audio visual, and reserve materials. Patrons are responsible for the care of all materials checked out on their ID cards.
It is important to report lost or stolen ID cards immediately to the Library, as well as to the Security Office. Students must clear their library accounts in order to register for classes, graduate, or have official transcripts released. Iona College employees must clear their library accounts before leaving employment with the College.
The Iona College Library facilities and resources are primarily for the use of Iona students, faculty, administrators, and staff. Visitors are welcome provided that, upon entrance, they register and show photo identification at the Main Desk.
Library privileges are extended to all members of the Iona College community. Current full and part-time students, faculty, administrators, and staff members may borrow from the Iona College Libraries, use the Periodicals Collection, and request Document Delivery Services.
Alumni and Faculty Emeriti, as determined by the Faculty Handbook, may borrow from the Iona College Libraries and use the Periodicals Collection. Electronic resources are often unavailable to Alumni and Faculty Emeriti because of licensing restrictions.
For more detailed information, see Circulation & Borrowing.
Restrooms in Ryan are located on the main floor and second floor.
ADA compliant restrooms are available on main and second floors.
View the Library Maps to locate them »
Food is allowed only in the café area.
Please be considerate of others. Use cell phones in main entrance and on landings only.
The first time you click on a restricted research database (such as EBSCOhost) or journal you will be prompted to enter your Iona Network ID and password to gain access.
Your Network ID and password are also used to log onto lab computers, the on-campus wireless network and Blackboard. Your Network password may not be the same password you use for Iona email and Peoplesoft.
If you also cannot log into Blackboard you need to change your password change your password. After changing your password, try entering the research database again. You may also visit or call the Ryan Help Desk at (914) 633-2635.
Is your problem accessing one specific library resource or is it all resources? Try several, in order to determine whether the problem is your access to all databases or one specific one.
If you are using AOL or MSN try minimizing your browser and opening Internet Explorer or another browser and try again.
If you are connecting to Iona's electronic databases from behind a firewall (often at large companies) you may not be able to access the electronic resources without special configurations. Contact your organization's network administrator.
If continue to have problems, please contact the Electronic Resources Librarian.