Rod Library offers limited space for the UNI community to post UNI-related advertisements, announcements, and collection boxes. We have an enclosed glass display case in the lobby for posters and announcements and some space in the lobby for banners and collection boxes. In addition we offer space in up to 50 of our six-sided plastic table displayers in lieu of paper table tents.
Do you use the electronic journals available through the Library? Ever wonder what happens when a publisher goes out of business or drops a journal from its publications? Rod Library seeks to protect its investment in electronic journals and make purchased content available on an ongoing basis through its participation in Portico, an electronic archiving service. Portico provides a permanent archive of electronic scholarly journals issued by almost 200 contributing publishers. Campus-wide access to archived content becomes available to participating institutions when certain "trigger events" occur, and when titles are no longer available from the publisher or another source. Trigger events include: a publisher stops operations; a publisher ceases to publish a title; a publisher no longer offers back issues; or a publisher's delivery platform suffers "catastrophic and sustained failure." Portico also provides a means of securing perpetual access should a participating publisher choose to designate it as a provider of post-cancellation access.
We have 4 new collaborative tables located in the learning commons behind the reference desk. Each station has a 47-inch tv screen and 5 VGA input connections to connect your PC laptop. We are also getting adapters so devices requiring video connectors other than VGA can utilize these stations as well.
Also new in the learning commons, we have a new electric stapler! You can staple up to 25 pages at a time without pressing a button! If you need to staple more than 25 pages, ask at the reference desk and we'd be happy to assist you.
Stop by the learning commons to see the changes we've made!
Rod Library now has a water bottle filling station next to the women's restroom and near the Browsing Room on the main floor of the library! You can save money and reduce waste while enjoying cold chilled water!
that the librarians have created guides for specific subjects, courses, and basic research tips? These guides are full of information on how to find sources as well as other related information about a specific subject or UNI course. They can be found by clicking on "subject guides" on the left hand side of the library homepage.
They are a very good resource for you to use in your research!
Thanks to your student computer fees, we have a new color copier/printer/scanner on the main floor in the lobby. You can scan items and send them via email or save to a USB device. Stop at the Circulation desk if you need assistance.