Free book Rental Program

Books can be very expensive, and we want to help!

The Political Science Club is starting the Free Book Rental Program, where you can rent your semester books for free.

How it works:

  1. Visit the Department office located at 503 Ross Hall and ask the student worker if the book you want is available. If so...
  2. Sign a Book Rental Agreement (requires full name, email, ISU ID number, phone number)
  3. Pick up the book and return it no later than Dec. 9
    • If we don’t have the book for your class, you may check if it’s available at the library, where you can also rent them for free.

Books Available:

Course: POLS 333

  1. Democracy in America by Alexis De Tocqueville. Mansfield and Winthrop translation, University of Chicago Press, 2011.
  2. Martin Luther King, Jr, Malcolm X, and the Civil Rights Struggle of the 1950’s and 1960’s: A Brief History with Documents, ed. David Howard-Pitney (Bedford/St. Martin’s 2004).

Course: POL S 342

  1. Lieberthal Governing China: From Revolution to Reform
  2. Spence Search for Modern China

Course: POL S 241

  1. Dickovick & Eastwood Comparative Politics: Classic and Contemporary Readings.


Other books

  1. The Prince 
  2. 1857 Constitution of Iowa
  3. American Government and Politics Today- 19th Edition- Bardes, Shelley, Schmidt
  4. Diversity in the US Mass Media- 2nd Edition- Luther, Lepre, Clark
  5. PR Adobe Premiere Pro 2020 Release. Classroom in a book. Maxim Jago
  6. Party Politics in America- 18th Edition- Marjorie Randon Hershey
  7. Public Opinion. Democratic Ideas, democratic practice- Clawson, Oxley
  8. Introduction to Global Politics- Third edition- Mansbach, Taylor
  9. Political Science Today- Whitman Cobb

This program could not have been possible without the sponsorship of two campus ministries that purchased and donated these books: Collegiate United Methodist Church & Wesley Foundation, and The Vine Student Ministry - Collegiate Presbyterian Church. Thank you so much to both of our donors.

There is one copy of each. You can call the department at (515) 294-7256 to ask if the book is still available.

LSAT Books available:

  1. The Official LSAT PrepTest 84 June 2018
  2. The Official LSAT PrepTest 85 Sept. 2018
  3. The Official LSAT PrepTest 89 Nov. 2019
  4. PowerScore LSAT Logical Reasoning Bible Workbook 2020 edition
  5. PowerScore LSAT Logical Reading Comprehension Workbook 2020 edition
  6. PowerScore LSAT Logic Games Workbook 2020 edition
  7. 10 Actual, Official LSAT Preptests Volume V
  8. 10 Actual, Official LSAT Preptests Volume VI


We are working to have more books for next the semester.

This is the first time we are starting this program, so we highly appreciate your patience and feedback as we figure out the smaller details.

If you have books you want to donate, please get in touch with