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Access Cedar Falls Public Library's collection of free ebooks and Freegal!

Did you know....

That you can get a Cedar Falls Public Library card here at Rod Library?  This would allow you to check out books in our CFPL @ UNI collection, located in the Browsing Room, filled with popular fiction and non-fiction books.  This card also allows you access to the public library's collection of free ebooks and Freegal (Free music downloads)!

So, stop by the Circulation desk to get your FREE Cedar Falls Public Library card today!

Women's History Month Fun Fact

Did you know...

there are 11,673 Iowa women who are veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces?

For more facts and figures, see Women in Iowa, compiled by the State Data Center of Iowa and the Iowa Commission on the Status of Women.

New Collaborative Tables and Equipment in the Learning Commons!

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!

Subject Guides help you with research!

 Did you know....

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!

A full listing can be found @!

Find business information on other countries

Did you know.....

Rod Library offers databases with business information about other countries and their companies, industries, and markets?

ABI/Inform Complete, for example, provides reports from Business Monitor International, Economist Intelligence Unit, and Oxford Analytica.

Give ABI/Inform a whirl at!

 Also, the Business portal is another great resource when searching for business information!  Search that here:


Burning CDs or DVDs on Library Computers

Did you know...

that files can be burned to CDs or DVDs on Rod Library computers?  Use the built-in Windows functionality to handle a few files or the Roxio burning software (under All Programs) for bigger jobs.  If you get stuck, ask one of the library staff to help you!

The "Good" Wikipedia

Did you know.....

that the Gale Virtual Reference Library provides credible topic overviews from sources such as specialized subject encyclopedias?  You can find it by going to "Databases A-Z" on our library homepage.  You may hear some of us library guys refer to it as the "Good" Wikipedia you can use!!!

Opposing Viewpoints provides arguments on different viewpoints of issues

Did you know...

that Opposing Viewpoints In Context contains articles and other sources arguing different positions on major issues of the day?

Currently enrolled students, faculty, and staff can access this title from any computer on campus and, after authenticating with their CatID, from off-campus as well. 

Here is a direct link:

The Library has free scanning

 Did you know that....

the library has FREE scanning?  Save your pennies on the photocopier, and stop down at our 2 scanners on the 1st floor.  You have the option to email your scans to yourself or save it to a flashdrive.

The friendly staff at the MSC desk would be happy to show you the ropes in how to use the machines if you need it!

Watch the Presidential Debate @ Rod Library!

Join us at the library to watch the Presidential Debate this Tuesday, October 16th from 8-10 pm.  We'll stream them live at the library!  Go to the open area behind the reference desk on the main floor.  Look for the signs!  Bring a friend or two!

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