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Mon-Thu 9 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 1 pm - 10:00 pm
Summer Session
Mon - Thu 10 am - 7:00 pm 
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Individual students and faculty can request extensive assistance with a research project by scheduling a research consultation with a librarian. A research consultation normally lasts about an hour. The librarian and researcher will discuss resources and strategies oriented toward a specific topic. (* indicates required information)

Desired dates when you would like to meet with a library specialist. Please schedule for weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Research consultations should be requested at least 48 hours in advance.

Latest Additions to Rod Library!

RodCast - Most Recent Articles

The Microsoft Surface Hub at Rod Library

11/03/2015 - Rod Library is actively fundraising to purchase a Microsoft Surface Hub, as a key component of the new Learning Commons collaborative workspace.     Why the Microsoft Surface Hub? The 55” Microsoft Surface Hub represents a new era in collaboration at Rod Library.   ...Read more
Around the World in 180 Minutes

Around the World in 180 Minutes

10/26/2015 -   The second annual Around the World in 180 Minutes event will take place on Wednesday, November 18th from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm in the Learning Commons at Rod Library. Come join us in celebrating International Education Week and learn about new cultures!  ...Read more
Photos Needed of Military and Veterans

Photos Needed of Military and Veterans

10/26/2015 - The UNIVA will be displaying photos of military and veterans during the month of November on Rod Library’s Learning Commons Exhibition Wall. We encourage students, faculty, and staff to submit photos for the exhibit. Additionally, we will also be displaying a memorial wall, listing names of ...Read more
UNI Museum Grand Re-opening

UNI Museum Grand Re-opening

10/05/2015 - The UNI Museum will be hosting its grand re-opening October 31st, from 11-3. This event will celebrate our new home in the Rod Library and highlight some of the exciting changes that have happened for us at the University of Northern Iowa. This reception will unveil three new exhibits to usher in ...Read more