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Book Bistro Open!

09/15/2014 - 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 ...Read more

Fitbits Now Available for Staff & Faculty Checkout

09/09/2014 -  The "Employee Well-being Collection" now housed in the Rod has Fitbits for checkout by UNI Faculty and Staff! Just come to the MultiService Center and check one out for 4 weeks! "The tracker measures steps taken, and combines it with user data to calculate distance walked, ...Read more

September 2014 Student of the Month

09/01/2014 - Kristin is the Rod Library’s Student of the Month for September 2014. She is originally from the small town of Runge, where the stars at night are big and bright, deep in the heart of southern Texas. She moved to Waterloo four years ago, noting that the move meant she had to “learn ...Read more

Library Digital Collections

06/24/2014 - 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 ...Read more

June 2014 Student of the Month

06/01/2014 - Anna is the Rod Library’s Student of the Month for June 2014. Anna’s hometown is Cedar Falls. She graduated in May with a bachelor’s degree in history and a minor in women’s and gender studies. Normally this would be bittersweet for the library because as much as we love to ...Read more

Rod Library FAQ

05/27/2014 - 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 ...Read more

Government Documents Moving

05/19/2014 -  The Government Documents collection currently housed on the 2nd floor is moving to the first floor this week.  Stop at any service desk if you need assistance locating materials.  Thanks! ...Read more

April 2014 Student of the Month

04/01/2014 - The Student Employment Advisory Committee is honored to award Nate Student of the Month. Nate has been employed in the Fine & Performing Arts Collection unit for two years, and will graduate in May with his Masters of Public Policy with an emphasis in Public Health. When Nate was told of his ...Read more

Board games for check-out

03/06/2014 - Need a study break?!? We now have some board games that you can check out.  The games are located under the Dichotomy and they can be checked out at the Circulation Desk.  Games can be checked out for a week. Games included: Clue, checkers, Tic Tac Toe, Connect 4 (board game ...Read more

Shortcut to find research articles

03/04/2014 - In many of the library databases, you can limit to academic or peer-reviewed journal articles.  Typically, there is a box that you can click that says "(Scholarly) Peer-reviewed."  This box is generally located on the left-hand side of the webpage or in the middle of the ...Read more


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