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Faculty and Emeritus Study Rooms

Faculty study rooms are available on the third and fourth floors.

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Forms for Faculty

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Coming Soon ... UNI ScholarWorks

Rod Library is moving forward with the development of UNI's new institutional repository, UNI ScholarWorks.  The purpose of UNI ScholarWorks is to collect, preserve and make available the digital research and creative and scholarly output from the UNI community.  

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From the Dean

Welcome to Rod Library! We are a staff of experts dedicated to providing you with the information resources and services you need when and where you need them.

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Information Desk

The Information Desk is located on the main floor of the library. The desk is staffed by student assistants during almost all hours that the library is open. Student assistants help with basic OneSearch, library catalog, and database searches. They also can give directions, and are well informed about basic information related to the library and university.

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Library Instruction

The librarians of the UNI Rod Library can teach focused or general library instruction sessions designed to meet the specific needs of your class.

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Multipurpose Room (Room 324)

The Multipurpose room is available for groups or individuals affiliated with the university who need a presentation practice area or a larger space for group work. The room is located on the 3rd floor and has a computer with all Microsoft Office products, a projector and a stereo receiver with speakers, a DVD/VCR and an Elmo. The room has 12 tables and will seat 30. The room can be booked or reserved in advance for up to a 3 hour session. If the room is not booked it is available on demand for a 2 hour check out with one 1 hour renewal option. 

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A complete listing of all library policies.

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Rod Library Tours

The Library offers tours to UNI classes and groups and also to groups outside UNI. 

Not sure how to get to campus or the Library?  Check out UNI's campus map and directions web page.

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Recommend a Purchase

Help us keep our collections current and relevant by recommending books for purchase

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Schedule a Research Consultation

Individual students and faculty can request extensive assistance with a research project by scheduling a research consultation with a librarian.

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UNISTAR is Rod Library's online catalog, for finding books and other physical materials in the library.  The catalog also contains materials from other partner libraries within the Cedar Valley Library Consortium. 

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Fall and Spring Semester
Mon - Thurs 10am - 7:30pm
Friday 10am - 4:30pm
Sunday 2:30 - 4:30pm and 6 - 8:30pm
Summer Session
Mon - Thurs 9am - 5pm and 6 - 7:30pm
Friday 9am - 4:30pm
Sunday 2:30 - 4:30pm and 6 - 7:30pm 
Hours are reduced during interims.

Call us at the Information Desk - (319) 273-2838, Or text message us at (319) 250-4100.

Fall and Spring Semester
Mon - Thurs 7:30am - Midnight
Friday 7:30am - 7pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday Noon - Midnight
Summer Session
Mon - Fri 7:30am - 5pm
Hours are reduced during interims.

The Research Desk is located on the main floor of Rod Library, near the Book Bistro.  Reference librarians staff the desk during the hours below.  You can also schedule a consultation if you need extensive assistance.

Fall and Spring Semester
Mon - Thurs 9 am - 7:50 pm
Friday 9am - 4:50pm
Sunday 2:00 - 4:50 pm and 6 - 8:50 pm
Summer Session
Monday - Friday 12 pm - 4:50 pm
Hours are reduced during interims.

A reference librarian will reply to your inquiry within two business days  (when classes are in session).

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