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Details on Rod Library's loan policies, periods, and other aspects of materials checkout. 


Learning Commons

The Learning Commons supports the mission of the University of Northern Iowa to provide “transformative learning experiences that inspire students to embrace challenge, engage in critical inquiry and creative thought, and contribute to society.

Off-Campus Access

Your CatID is used for remote access into licensed library resources.

Photocopy Services

Self-service photocopiers are located on all floors of the Rod Library. Self-service copying provides black and white copies at 10 cents per page. Color copies are available at the copier on second and third floor at the cost of 50 cents per page.  Only paper supplied by the Rod Library may be used in the self-service photocopiers. Self-service copiers also provide duplex, reduction, enlargement, and alternate paper size capabilities.

Study Areas

Rod Library has workspaces devoted to private and collaborative study.  Many of these spaces can easily be reserved through RodScheduler, our online reservation system. 


Learn about the various technologies in use at Rod Library.

Circulation Desk

The circulation desk handles materials checkout, check-in, fines, and other services related to materials.    The main desk is located on the second (main) floor of the library;  a new secondary checkout desk is located at the library's west entrance for your convenience.

Faculty and Emeritus Study Rooms

Faculty study rooms are available on the third and fourth floors.


The Rod Library Makerspace is complete!

Research Help Desk

Librarians are scheduled to provide assistance at the Research Help desk in the afternoon during busier times of the semester and also are available on call during some hours.

Research consultations for extensive assistance can be scheduled by using a request form or by contacting individual librarians directly.

Library Instruction

The librarians of the UNI Rod Library can teach focused or general library instruction sessions designed to meet the specific needs of your class.

Miscellaneous Services

Rod Library offers a variety of 'extras' for the convenience and comfort of our users. 

Items for checkout at the Circulation Desk

Laptops-(35) Dell, Mac-Air and Mac-Pro 3 hour check out

Nooks (2)1 week check out

Kindle (1)1 week check out

Calculators graphic and scientific (13)1 week check out

Flash drives (4) 3 day check out

Network cable (1) 3 hour check out

Phone chargers- (12) Android and I-phone3,4,5, and 6. 3 hour check out

Headphones (11) 3 hour check out

Need research help? Ask us!