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Fine & Performing Arts Collection

The Fine and Performing Arts Collection houses various print and non-print materials in art, design, music, and theatre. The collection is comprised of reference, reserve, periodicals and circulating materials including CDs, LPs, DVDs, Blu-rays and VHS.

Equipment and facilities are provided for listening to sound recordings, viewing DVDs, Blu-rays, and VHS, as well as public work stations. 

FPAC staff are responsible for

  • providing reference service in the areas of art, design and music;
  • providing library instruction for library users; developing, maintaining and evaluating the art and music collection;
  • circulating materials housed in the Fine and Performing Arts Collection (e.g. LPs, CDs, DVDs, VHS, listening rooms, and headphones); providing an environment for listening to and viewing materials, and
  • maintaining course reserves for fine and performing arts classes.

Student employees also assist library users with collections, facilities and equipment, circulating fine and performing arts materials, basic reference assistance in art, design, theatre, and music, basic bibliographic searches for collection development purposes, and shelf-reading.

FPAC Research Help

Learning Commons Exhibition Wall Application

FPAC Reserves Request Form


Fine & Performing Arts Help Desk

(319) 273-6252
Fall and Spring Semester
Mon - Thurs 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Fri 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sat Noon - 5:00 p.m.
Sun Noon - 11:00 p.m.
Summer Session
Mon - Thurs 8:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Fri 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sat Closed
Sun Noon - 5:00 p.m.

During the hours that the FPAC Help Desk is not staffed, patrons may obtain reference assistance from the Information Desk on the second floor, and check out Fine and Performing Arts materials at the Circulation Desk.

Services Offered: 

The FPAC help desk can provide reference and research assistance to library visitors during the hours shown below. Please note that the desk is closed or working in reduced hours on the following interims and holidays:

Summer Hours 2016
Mon - Thurs, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, Closed
Sunday, 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Weekend Before Summer Session 2016
May 7 - 8, Sat - Sun, Closed

Summer Session Commences
May 9, Monday

Memorial Day 2016
May 28 - 29, Sat - Sun, Closed
May 30, Mon, Closed

Fourth of July 2016
July 2 - 4, Sat - Mon, Closed

Last Day of Summer Session 2016
July 29, Fri, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
July 30 - 31, Sat - Sun, Closed

August Interim 2016
August 6 - 7, Sat - Sun, Closed
August 8 - 12, Mon - Fri, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
August 13 - 14, Sat - Sun, Closed
August 15 - 19, Mon - Fri, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
August 20, Sat, 12 - 5
August 21, Sun, 12 - 8:00 p.m. 

Fall Semester Commences
August 22, Monday



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Spotlight on Fine and Performing Arts Collection

Spotlight on Fine and Performing Arts Collection

04/08/2016 - The Fine & Performing Arts Collection has something for everyone.  Come take advantage of the extensive collection of CDs, LPs and DVDs. Enjoy the Rod Library Art Collection, on display throughout the Library, the FPAC's unique art collection focusing on themes and artists connected to ...Read more

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