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Library Bash in the Stacks

 

The Library is hosting a "Bash in the Stacks" event to welcome UNI students back to campus.  The event will be on August, Wednesday 27th from 7-9:30pm.  

There will be games, music, free food, and prizes!

For more details, go to:  or follow us on Twitter and Facebook!


Library Hours in August

Library Hours Between the Summer Session and the Fall Semester 2014

August 1 Friday 7am-5pm
August 2-3 Saturday-Sunday Closed
August 4-10 Monday-Friday 7am-5pm
  Saturday-Sunday Closed
August 11-17 Monday-Friday 7am-5pm
  Saturday-Sunday Closed
August 18-22 Monday-Friday 7am-5pm
August 23 Saturday 12 (Noon)-5pm
August 24 Sunday 12 (Noon)-9pm

 

 


Library Dean on Iowa Public Radio

Library Dean Chris Cox will be on "Talk of Iowa" on Iowa Public Radio at 10am on Tuesday, July 29th.  He will be joined by the library deans at Iowa and Iowa State to discuss the changes and trends in academic libraries. 

Tune in here tomorrow!


Current Library Space and Noise Levels

The library is a pretty big building and with recent construction projects, it's easy to get confused.  Did you ever wonder if we'll shush you?  You might be surprised by the answer.  Let us tell you more about our current library space!

1st Floor (Noise Level: Usually Pretty LOW)

  • Museum Exhibit
  • Government Documents
  • Periodicals & Newspapers
  • Vending Machines

2nd Floor (Noise Level: HIGH)

  • Learning Commons
    • Digital Media Hub and Production Rooms
    • Cafe
    • Collaborative study spaces and booths
  • Service Desks (Reference, Circulation, and MSC)
  • Browsing Room

3rd Floor (Noise Level: MEDIUM)

  • Stacks Collection
  • Youth Collection
  • Special Collections and University Archives
  • Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
  • Liberal Arts Core

4th Floor (Noise Level: LOW)

  • Designated Quiet Floor
  • Only floor you will get shushed
  • Stacks Collection
  • Video Collection
  • Fine and Performing Arts Collection

 


Library Digital Collections

Did you know...

That the library has digital collections fo you to use?  These collections include digitized information about Iowa, the Cedar Valley, and UNI  So, if you've ever wondered about living in Iowa during the Civil War or what the UNI campus looked like through the year, give the digital collections a look.

A sample of the collections available on our digital collections site:

To see all of the collections available, click on "Collections" on the main library page or go here.


Rod Library FAQ

Have you ever wondered if the library has color printing or if the library has a laptop that you could borrow?  You can either ask a librarian OR you can use the library's FAQ system! 

To find the library's FAQ, you can go to the Ask Us! link on the library's homepage located on the left-hand side of the page or by going here.  We are continually adding to the question bank.  If you ask a question that we haven't answered yet, you can request a follow-up email for your question. 

 


Memorial Day Weekend Hours

The library will have the following schedule of hours this weekend:

Friday, May 23, 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 24, Closed

Sunday, May 25, Closed

Monday, May 26, 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

 

Have a great weekend!


Library videos have moved

To make room for the government documents moving to the first floor, the video collection that was housed on the first floor has now moved to the fourth floor to the shelving on the west side of the building (i.e., Campanile side).  If you need assistance locating this collection, please stop by a service desk.  We'd be happy to help!


Extended Library Hours for Finals

Finals week extended hours begin tonight!! 

April 30-May 1st: 7am-2am

Friday, May 2: 7am-Midnight

Saturday, May 3: 9am-Midnight

Sunday, May 4: 9am-2am

May 5-6: 7am-2am

Wednesday, May 7: 7am-Midnight

Thursday, May 8: 7am-9pm

Friday, May 9: 7am-5pm

Good luck on finals may the odds be ever in your favor!


Library De-stressing Activities During Finals

The library is providing several activities during finals week to help you de-stress!

Tuesday, April 29th-Friday, May 2nd

  • Stress free zones with puzzles, coloring books, games, and more!
  • Graffiti Wall located on the main floor of the library.  Take a break from studying and draw a quick picture!

Saturday, May 3rd-Sunday May 4th

  • Stress free zones
  • Graffiti Wall
  • Free fruit and snacks in the library lobby

Monday, May 5th

Tuesday, May 6th

Wednesday, May 7th

  • Stress free zones
  • Graffiti Wall
  • Free fruit and snacks in the library lobby
  • P.E.T.P.A.L.S. (Therapy Dogs) in the library from 1:00-2:30pm
  • Chair massages from 5-8pm

Thursday, May 8th


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