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The Youth Collection is dedicated to providing the resources and assistance needed for UNI faculty, staff, and students to best achieve their goals. To do this, we offer a number of helpful services.

Although there are a range of titles in the Youth Collection, we take special care to make the best-of-the-best children's and young adult literature available for evaluation, study, and enjoyment. Every Monday selected titles of the most recent acquisitions are displayed on a browsing table near the Youth Collection offices.

We address reference questions on a daily basis. While priority is given to UNI students, faculty, and staff making requests in person, we accept requests by phone, email, and U.S. mail as well.

We provide book talks and presentations to UNI education classes and to other UNI classes focusing on topics related to children's and young adult materials. Presentations and book talks focusing on topics related to children's and young adult materials are also available to any school or organization in Iowa.   Contact the staff to schedule a visit or presentation.

The Youth Collection is also involved in programming and special events, including story times, book discussions, and teen and youth activities.

Need research help? Ask us!

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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