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Snack Food Allowed in the Library

Recently the Library revised its Food and Drink policy to allow snack foods to be eaten in the building.  The only exceptions are while visiting the Special Collections unit or while using materials from locked collections in the Youth Collection, Art and Music Collection, and maps collection. 

Can you bring in that delectable steak for a late night protein boost?  Probably not.  But you can snack on some nuts and dried fruits instead. 

Please read the full policy for all the juicy details! 

Building Hours for Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Weekend

Rod Library's building hours for this weekend  are the following:

  • Saturday, January 15, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, January 16, 12:00 noon - 12:00 midnight
  • Monday, January 17, Closed

Website Maintenance Saturday

On Saturday, January 8, we will be making some updates to the web server which runs the library's site.  Brief outages of less than a minute may occur or the site may respond slower than usual.  We appreciate your patience as we try to improve the performance of our site.

Welcome back, everyone!

Open Hours During Winter Interim

December 20 - 23, Monday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

December 24 - January 2, Closed

January 3 - 7, Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

January 8, Saturday, 12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m.

January 9, Sunday, 12:00 noon - 9:00 p.m.

January 10, Monday, Spring Semester Commences


Happy Holidays!

Extended Building Hours for Finals

The library will extend its open hours this week and next week to allow everyone to complete end-of-semester projects and prepare for tests.

December 8 - 9, Wednesday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
December 10, Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 midnight
December 11, Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 midnight
December 12, Sunday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
December 13 - 14, Monday - Tuesday, 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
December 15, Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 midnight
December 16, Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m
December 17, Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Don't forget, if you need a coffee break check out our coffee service on the first floor.  Good luck, everyone! 

Thanksgiving Week Building Hours

Rod Library's building hours during Thanksgiving week are:

  • November 22 - 24, Monday - Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • November 25, Thursday (Thanksgiving), Closed
  • November 26, Friday (University Holiday), Closed
  • November 27, Saturday, 12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m.
  • November 28, Sunday, 12:00 noon - 12:00 midnight

Happy Thanksgiving!

Cedar Valley Hunger Games II

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Coffee and Tea Now Available

Green Mountain Coffee

Rod Library now offers you quality Green Mountain Coffee and tea in individual K-Cups just perfect for brewing a 10 oz cup of hot joe.  We have a lot of delicious flavors too!  Each K-Cup is $1.00.  Stop at the Multiservice Center on the first floor to purchase your K-Cup.  You can use your own cup or one of ours.  Enjoy!

Light Roasts:

  • Breakfast Blend
  • Caramel Vanilla Cream
  • Chocolate Glazed Donut
  • Cinnamon Roll
  • Donut House
  • French Vanilla
  • Mocha Nut Fudge
  • Our Blend
  • Pumpkin Spice
  • Rain Forest Nut
  • Southern Pecan

Medium Roasts:

  • Autumn Harvest Blend
  • Caribou Blend
  • Colombian Fair Trade

Dark Roasts:

  • Dark Magic
  • French Roast
  • Tully’s Italian Roast


  • Breakfast blend
  • Hazelnut
  • Vermont Country Blend


  • Earl Grey
  • Indian Chai
  • Mandarin Orange
  • Mango


Rod Library Tour (in English)

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New Coffee Service in the Library


Beginning at around 10:00 a.m. Monday Oct. 18th the Library will be offering free samples of Keurig coffee from our new coffee machine on the first floor of the library in the Newspaper Room.  Upon entering the building go down the main stairs, turn left at the bottom and follow the wall around to the Newspaper Room.

Free samples of a variety of coffee flavors will be available until the supply is gone.  After the free samples are gone you may purchase Keurig coffee K-Cups from the Multiservice Desk on the first floor for $1.00.  You may use the cup supplied or your own cup.


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