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Memorial Day Weekend Hours

The Library's hours this weekend will be:

  • Friday, May 25: 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday, May 26-27: 12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday, May 28, Memorial Day: Closed

Thank you to the brave men and women who are currently serving our country or have served our country in the past!

Carpet Work Begins in Reference

Stained old carpeting

Beginning Monday morning, May 21, the computers in the five east/west rows of computer desks in the Electronic Resource Area on second floor will be unavailable in order to allow us to replace the carpeting under the desks.  We are excited about this project.  This area is one of the most used areas of the building, and the stained and worn carpeting shows how popular it is.

Electronic Resource Area

The computers in the rows running north and south behind the Reference Desk and the clusters of computers on all floors will still be available for use next week.  Please see the helpful folks at the Circulation Desk or the Reference Desk if you need help locating a computer to use for your research.

Thanks for your patience as we continue to improve our building!

Building Hours for Spring Finals

The Library will begin its Finals Week building hours schedule Wednesday, April 25.  Our hours will be as follows:

April 25 - 26, Wednesday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.

April 27, Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 midnight
April 28, Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 midnight
April 29, Sunday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.

April 30 - May 1, Monday - Tuesday, 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.

May 2, Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 midnight
May 3, Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
May 4, Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Good luck with your finals!

Rod Library E-Book and Printed Book Survey

Rod Library wants to hear your ideas about printed/paper books and electronic books (e-books). A survey will be conducted from Monday, April 16 through Tuesday, May 1, to learn the UNI community's preferences for printed/paper books or e-books. The survey will be online ( and printed copies may be found in the library lobby. For more information, email Leila Rod-Welch (

EBSCO Databases Available Again

EBSCO has resolved the problem we experienced yesterday with their databases.  The EBSCO databases are available again!

Changes in Library Hours During Spring Break

The Library's hours leading up to and during Spring Break Week are the following:

March 8, Thursday  -  regular hours (7:30 a.m.-midnight)
March 9, Friday  -  7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

March 10 - 11, Saturday - Sunday  -  Closed
March 12 - 16, Monday - Friday  -  7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

March 17, Saturday  -  Closed
March 18, Sunday - 12:00 noon - 12:00 midnight

Have a great break!

Building Hours Jan. 14-16

Rod Library will  be open this Saturday, January 14, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday we will be open from 12:00 noon to 12:00 midnight.

Monday, which is Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, the Library will be closed.

Have a good weekend!

Building Hours During Finals Week

Rod Library will be open the following hours this weekend and during finals week:

December 9, Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 midnight
December 10, Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 midnight
December 11, Sunday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.

December 12 - 13, Monday - Tuesday, 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
December 14, Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 midnight
December 15, Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
December 16, Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Good luck, everyone!

Youth Collection Renovation Work Begins

Renovation work began today on the third floor Youth Collection area.  There may be some noise and dust while the work is taking place.  If you need help locating a quiet place to study please see the friendly folks at the Circulation Desk by the entrance to the Library.

Flu Shot Clinic October 25

The Student Health Clinic will be holding a Flu Shot Clinic in the Library tomorrow, Tuesday October 25, from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. The Clinic will be located in the study area outside of room 286 (after entering the building turn right to find room 286). 

The Flu Shot Clinic is for UNI students and for UNI employees who are enrolled in the University’s sponsored health insurance plan.

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