General Library Information

Current students, faculty, staff and community members with a valid Luise V. Hanson Library card are eligible to borrow materials from the library. Waldorf University ID cards serve as the official library card for students.

Non-Waldorf community members will need to obtain a library card from the circulation desk. An official form of identification with a current Forest City address (e.g. driver's license) is needed for community members to receive a library card.

Loan Periods
Material Type Loan Duration
General Collection Books 1 month
Juvenile Collection 1 month
Children's/Easy Reading 2 weeks
Videos and CDs 7 days
Curriculum 2 weeks
Permanent Reserve 7 days
Periodicals Non-circulating
Reference Non-circulating
Course Reserves Inquire at Circulation
Waldorf Collection Inquire at Circulation
Classroom Equipment (Waldorf faculty, staff & students only) Inquire at Circulation


Renewal requests can be made in person, via email (, or by phone at 641-585-8110.


All library materials are checked out at the circulation desk. Overdue fines are 10 cents per item per day. A standard replacement charge of $50, which includes a nonrefundable $10 billing fee per item, will be assessed for overdue items not returned at the end of each academic semester. The library reserves the right to modify the charge if the replacement value is significantly higher than the standard charge. Current Waldorf faculty members are exempt from overdue fines.

Please refer to the interlibrary loan policies page for information on overdue fines for interlibrary loan materials.