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Water Back On in the Library

The water on the east side of the library has been turned back on.  Thanks for your patience as our Physical Plant staff repaired the leaky pipe. 


Water Temporarily Off on East Side of Building

The water is off temporarily on the east side of the building.  This means all drinking fountains and restrooms are out of order.  The water should be turned back on in the next 10-15 minutes.  Sorry for the inconvenience!

On the positive side, Physical Plant found the water leak and are in the middle of replacing the bad pipe!  Way to go, Physical Plant!! 


Water Leak Woes and Drilling in the Library

Yesterday water was found leaking into one of the east side lower restrooms.  Today UNI's Physical Plant staff are diligently trying to find the source of the leak and get it stopped.  They must drill a large hole in the wall of the men's second floor restroom to get to the leak however.  This drilling will create some loud noise on the east side of the building, in particular for the second and third floors.  We apologize for the disruption. 

If you need assistance locating a quiet place to study away from the drilling please see our helpful staff at the Circulation Desk.

Thanks for your patience!


Extended Building Hours Begin

The Library will offer extended building hours beginning today, Wednesday December 10, and continuing through next Wednesday.  Good luck on your finals!

December 10-11, Wednesday - Thursday, 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
December 12, Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 midnight
December 13, Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 midnight
December 14, Sunday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
December 15-16, Monday - Tuesday, 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
December 17, Wednesday, 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 midnight
December 18, Thursday, 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
December 19, Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


West Entrance Now Open!

West entrance now open

The Library's west entrance is now open!  You now have easier access to the building from the west side of campus.  Coming soon...the Book Bistro cafe in September!  Next week you should start to see hints of the cafe kiosk as the cabinetry is assembled.  Stop by to check out the progress!


Temperatures in the Building

We are finally getting some warm temperatures outside this week.  We hope you have been enjoying the sun.  The calendar tells us we are still in early spring however, where we'll have some hot days and some very cool days.  Because this is a transition period we will have some days where the building is too warm. 

We've heard comments from some of you that Rod Library is a bit warm right now.  We are sorry that this may make an uncomfortable study environment for you.  We ask for your patience until it is the best time for our air conditioning to be turned on.  Switching to the cooling season is not an easy or quick process. Physical Plant, our HVAC experts, plan our switch carefully based on the long term forecast.  We have some very cool nights coming up in the next week so it isn't time yet to switch to cooling.

Thanks for your patience!


Excuse our Mess!

Please excuse our mess!  We have been preparing the first floor northeast corner of the building for a change!

Today we moved almost all the furniture out of the northeast corner of the first floor so that the carpeting may be shampooed on Friday.

Then on Tuesday April 8 we will be moving the Maps Collection, the Government Documents Microfiche Collection, Atlas and Maps Reference Collection, and Maps File Cabinets to the first floor.  Watch for our signs!

If you need help finding a map, atlas, or another item from this collection please be sure to stop at the Reference Desk or the Circulation Desk.  We would be happy to help you!


Email Messages from Library

Due to email problems with the UNISTAR Online Catalog, several email messages sent from the Library or directly by patrons to themselves since approximately March 21st, were not actually sent. The problem should be fixed now so please try again if you did not receive an email you sent to yourself.


Hours Over Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Weekend

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

Friday, Jan. 17, 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 18, Closed

Sunday, Jan. 19, Closed

Monday, Jan. 20, 12:00 noon - 12:00 midnight

Have a great weekend!  Stay warm!


Comment on the Feasibility Study Draft Final Report!

OPN presented their draft final report on Tuesday December 10 in the Library.  We invite everyone to read the report and send the Library comments.  Thanks to everyone who attended the Open House!  We hope you are as excited as we are about this new vision of Rod Library!


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