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 - 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...

July 28, 2014 - 7:49 am

Library Dean Chris Cox recently joined Talk of Iowa host Charity Nebbe on Iowa Public Radio (along with the  library deans at Iowa and Iowa State) to discuss the changes and trends in academic libraries.   

Listen to the program recording

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...

May 27, 2014 - 10:15 am

Have you ever wondered if the library has color printing or if the library has a laptop that you could borrow?  You can either ask a librarian OR you can use the library's FAQ system! 

To find the library's FAQ, you can go to the Ask Us! link on the library's homepage located on the left-hand side of the page or by going here.  We are co...

May 23, 2014 - 2:35 pm

The library will have the following schedule of hours this weekend:

Friday, May 23, 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 24, Closed

Sunday, May 25, Closed

Monday, May 26, 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

 

Have a great weekend!

May 21, 2014 - 2:21 pm

Awwwww that refreshing taste from an iced coffee or iced tea - doesn't that sound great right now?  Or maybe you found the "chillin" spot in the library and a nice warm cup of hot cocoa, apple cider or pumpkin spice coffee sounds even better.  Well stop by the Multiservice Center desk on the 2nd floor (main floor) and purchase them at the incredible price of $.50 per cup.  Offer lasts while sup...

May 19, 2014 - 10:58 am

 The Government Documents collection currently housed on the 2nd floor is moving to the first floor this week.  Stop at any service desk if you need assistance locating materials.  Thanks!