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Rod Scheduler: Reserve Your Study Room

On September 8th, the library launched it's new scheduling software called Rod Scheduler.  This allows students, staff, and faculty to schedule their own study rooms.  Not only can you schedule it yourself, but you can schedule in advance!

You no longer need to check out a key at the Circulation Desk.  Rooms will remain unlocked.  Current policy applies in that an individual may check out only 1 room per day for a maximum of 3 hours. 

Reservations take priority so be sure to book your room!

Theatrical Arts and Society: Harlem Renaissance

Stop by the main floor of the Rod library to check out the Harlem Renaissance posters.  This exhibit is the product of the class Theatrical Arts & Society (THEA 1002-05) and their study of the Harlem Renaissance. Working in groups, students found a compelling pieces of visual art from the movement and used them as inspiration for their own creative works. These creative works demonstrate an understanding of the artistic movement, the frustration and triumph of creating something out of nothing, and the process of making and learning.

Book Bistro Open!

The Book Bistro on the Main Floor of the Rod Library is open for business!  The Cafe serves high end grilled cheese, tea drinks, and unique desserts, as well as soup, sandwiches, coffee, and assorted take and go items. The renovated space includes closed captioned TVs, new furniture, and is the new home of the CFPL @ UNI Collection and newspapers. 

Library Digital Collections

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:

Rod Library FAQ

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 continually adding to the question bank.  If you ask a question that we haven't answered yet, you can request a follow-up email for your question. 


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