Rod Cast - News and Events

August 27, 2014 - 9:58 am
West entrance now open

The Library's west entrance is now open!  You now have easier access to the building from the west side of campus.  Coming soon...the Book Bistro cafe in September!  Next week you should start to see hints of the cafe kiosk as the cabinetry is assembled.  Stop by to check out the progress!

August 26, 2014 - 2:16 pm

The Library will be closing at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 27 in order to allow our staff to prepare fun and exciting events for Bash in the Stacks.  Bash in the Stacks will held from 7:00 - 9:30 p.m. that night and offers a fun evening of game, food, and prizes.

Maucker Union will be open until midnight if you need a location in whic...

August 26, 2014 - 12:43 pm
Labor Day

Rod Library will have special hours this weekend for Labor Day.

Friday, August 29 - 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 30 - Closed
Sunday, August 31 - Closed
Monday (Labor Day), September 1 - 12:00 noon - 12:00 midnight

Have a great weekend!

August 26, 2014 - 11:16 am
Business Source Complete

Rod Library has upgraded its EBSCO Business Source Elite subscription to Business Source Complete and also will be cancelling its subscription to Business Insights: Global. 

Compared to Business Source Elite, Business Source Complete provides many more academic journals, trade journals, industry profiles, SWOT analyses, and country reports. Strong international coverage is provided by publishers such as Mar...

August 19, 2014 - 7:30 am


The Library is hosting a "Bash in the Stacks" event to welcome UNI students back to campus.  The event will be on August, Wednesday 27th from 7-9:30pm.  

There will be games, music, free food, and prizes!

For more details, go to: ...

August 04, 2014 - 9:21 am

Library Hours Between the Summer Session and the Fall Semester 2014

August 1 Friday 7am-5pm
August 2-3 Saturday-Sunday Closed
August 4...
July 28, 2014 - 7:49 am

Library Dean Chris Cox will be on "Talk of Iowa" on Iowa Public Radio at 10am on Tuesday, July 29th.  He will be joined by the library deans at Iowa and Iowa State to discuss the changes and trends in academic libraries. 

Tune in here tomorrow!

July 15, 2014 - 2:16 pm

The library is a pretty big building and with recent construction projects, it's easy to get confused.  Did you ever wonder if we'll shush you?  You might be surprised by the answer.  Let us tell you more about our current library space!

1st Floor (Noise Level: Usually Pretty LOW)

  • Museum Exhibit
  • Government Documents
  • Periodicals & Newspapers...
June 24, 2014 - 9:02 am

Did you know...

That the library has digital collections fo you to use?  These collections include digitized information about Iowa, the Cedar Valley, and UNI  So, if you've ever wondered about living in Iowa during the Civil War or what the UNI campus looked like through the year, give the digital collections a look.

A sample of the collections available on our digital collections site:...

May 30, 2014 - 12:26 pm

Join Cornerstone students in reading this year's common read book, Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline.

"It's the year 2044, and the real world is an ugly place.

Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes his grim surroundings by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopica that lets you be anything you want to be, a place where you can live and play and fall in...