Rod Cast - News and Events

April 30, 2014 - 6:04 pm

P.E.T.P.A.L.S. is an organization that aims to bring happiness to the Cedar Valley with its trained therapy dogs. Stop by the Rod Library Monday, May 5th - Thursday, May 8th to take a break and pet a dog.

Monday, May 5th: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm - Location: Library

Tuesday, May 6th: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm - Location: Library & Union

April 30, 2014 - 1:49 pm

We will be running a special beginning today on iced coffees, iced teas, hot cocoa, apple cider, and Pumpkin Spice coffee for $.50 (cup included if you need it) while supplies last.  The special will end on Friday, May 9, 2014.

So if the weather outside is hot or cold, you can get that perfect beverage here.

Stop at the Multiservice Center to make your purchase.


April 30, 2014 - 11:57 am

Finals week extended hours begin tonight!! 

April 30-May 1st: 7am-2am

Friday, May 2: 7am-Midnight

Saturday, May 3: 9am-Midnight

Sunday, May 4: 9am-2am

May 5-6: 7am-2a...

April 29, 2014 - 7:41 am

The library is providing several activities during finals week to help you de-stress!

Tuesday, April 29th-Friday, May 2nd

  • Stress free zones with puzzles, coloring books, games, and more!
  • Graffiti Wall located on the main floor of the library.  Take a break from studying and draw a quick picture!

Saturday, May 3rd-Sunday May 4th

April 25, 2014 - 8:54 am

Great News! Rod Library has collected hundreds of books to raise funds for Room to Read, an organization focused on increasing literacy rates across the world. We thank you for your help! Because the book drive has been so successful, Rod Library is extending the deadline for the book drive to May 12th. So when it hits the end of the semester and you don't want your books or if the bookstore won't buy them back, drop t...

April 17, 2014 - 3:33 pm
BetterWorld Books

Rod Library is asking the UNI community to donate textbooks/books that they no longer need in order to promote global literacy and recycling. Donated books will be used to raise funds for Room to Read, an organization focused on increasing literacy rates across the world. No book will be sent to a landfill. Books can be dropped off at the Rod Library lobby or to the Maucker Union Administrative Office...

April 15, 2014 - 8:19 am

Come join us at Rod Library four Learning Commons Open House on Wednesday, April 16th from 3-5pm.  Come learn about what the new Learning Commons and Digital Media Hub have to offer and how to use the new technology.  There will be free food, fun and prizes.  Door prizes will be given every 15 minutes and there will be a grand prize drawing for a Kindle Fire.

You can also take a peek at where...

April 14, 2014 - 2:41 pm

Take some time to visit The Sacred and The Secular, an exhibit highlighting diverse objects from the Museums collection of African art, on the first floor of Rod Library. The exhibit will be available from April 10th -September 28th. It examines the multiple roles that art plays in African cultures.

April 14, 2014 - 9:41 am

Lives Change @ Your Library: Celebrate National Library Week, April 13-19

This week, Rod Library joins libraries in schools, campuses, and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, a time to highlight the value of libraries, librarians, and library workers.

Libraries today are more than repositories for books and other resources.  O...

April 11, 2014 - 11:08 am

We are finally getting some warm temperatures outside this week.  We hope you have been enjoying the sun.  The calendar tells us we are still in early spring however, where we'll have some hot days and some very cool days.  Because this is a transition period we will have some days where the building is too warm. 

We've heard comments from some of you that Rod Library is a bit warm right now....