Rod Cast - News and Events

January 24, 2013 - 3:53 pm

 ARTstor will perform an upgrade to its systems starting Saturday, January 26 at 10:00 PM CST and ending on Sunday, January 27 at 12:00 PM CST.  During this time, users will not have access to the ARTstor Digital Library.

January 23, 2013 - 9:18 am

Courtesy of the State Library of Iowa, Rod Library is now able to access “Learning Express.” Learning Express offers career and academic resources such as online tutorials, practice tests, e-books, and a comprehensive job search and career guidance system. Log in to this resource and create your own account to maintain a personalized list of resour...

January 14, 2013 - 6:44 pm
Group of chairs to vote on

Welcome back to Rod Library! It's going to be an exciting and busy semester.  There are many changes, large and small, happening right inside your own library!  Rod Library currently has five sample chairs for you to try out and vote on.  These are the chairs that will be purchased specifically for the Learning Commons area on the 2nd (main) floor of the library.  The sample chairs are loc...

January 11, 2013 - 10:09 am

You asked, we listened!  The learning commons now has more electrical outlets.  The north wall near the comfy furniture formerly had no outlets, and now there are several running along the wall.  The paneled wall area now has several additional places to plug in electrical devices near the study tables.  Visit us during spring semester!

January 11, 2013 - 9:15 am

 We have installed a new snack machine on the 1st Floor next to the soda machine.  Stop in for a quick refuel.

December 17, 2012 - 9:58 am

The online chat and text message service has reduced hours during the holiday break.  There will be no chat or text service between December 15-January 6.  The week of January 7-11 the chat and text hours will be 12 noon - 5:00 pm.

Librarians and staff are available to answer questions any time the library is open during the above dates.  Please contact the reference desk by voice phone at 273-283...

December 14, 2012 - 3:44 pm

The Library will have special hours during the winter interim.  Please see our hours page for all the details.  Happy Holidays!

December 11, 2012 - 6:26 pm
Student sitting in funbky "person" chair



You might have seen that strange chair shaped like a person that was delivered to the Learning Commons area of the library today. We are trying out some new furniture @ the Rod!  We want you to come try it out and vote!!!   What do YOU think???  It is located in the library by the glass windows facing the ITTC Building.

December 06, 2012 - 12:55 pm

The Library will have extended hours to allow students extra time to study and work on projects in the building.  See our building hours page for the details!

Good luck, everyone!

December 03, 2012 - 1:05 pm

 Effective January 14th the Circulation desk will discontinue the use of date due stamps in your material. You will receive an email receipt with the due date of your material and you will continue to receive courtesy notices indicating upcoming due dates. If you would like to have your books stamped, just ask at the desk. Thanks!