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For Individuals Who Belong to Subscribing Institutions

Out of respect for the creative process and in recognition of the intellectual property issues involved, IRMS will maintain the highest of ethical standards in our lending policies for our licensed resources.

For some time now it has been the policy of Iowa Religious Media Services to loan resources at no charge to individuals who belong to congregations who have purchased an annual subscription. It is the assumption of IRMS that these resources are only for the personal use of the borrowing individual.

In response to an increasing number of requests by individuals to use resources borrowed from IRMS through a church membership in that individual’s work environment, IRMS affirms that we will not knowingly provide resources for use in this context. Such usage is outside the scope of the licensing arrangements made between IRMS and the publishers of our resources at the time of purchase.

Likewise, an individual associated with a non-subscribing institution is barred from checking out resources for usage at a non-subscribing institution through another church’s subscription.

Established in 1986 by seven denominations, Iowa Religious Media Services (IRMS) is your source for over 8700 DVD, VHS, audio and book titles, plus other resources, available to enhance Christian education and worship for all ages and to assist with the ministry and management of the church. IRMS subscribing churches and their members may borrow materials from our library. Other subscribers include day care centers, retirement facilities and educational institutions. If your organization does not choose to subscribe, you may subscribe as an individual or rent resources for a nominal fee.

Subscribing Denominations


Mid-American Baptist Churches

Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the Upper Midwest

Episcopal Diocese of Iowa

The Iowa Conference of the United Methodist Church

Synod of Lakes and Prairies, Presbyterian Church (USA)

Iowa Conference of the United Church of Christ