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Library closed Monday, January 16 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day | Regular hours resume Tuesday, January 17

The Hardin Library will be closed on Monday, January 16 for the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday.

The University of Iowa celebrates with the MLK Day of service event on Monday, January 16, and celebrates human rights week with a variety of events across campus.

Poster designed by Tabitha Wiggins and IMU Marketing & Design

Poster designed by Tabitha Wiggins and IMU Marketing & Design


Water shut off | Wednesday, December 28

All water will be shut off in the Hardin Library on Wednesday, December 28.  The water shut off is for maintenance and we expect water to be turned on Thursday, December 29.

The library will be open 7:30am-6pm.  The closest public restrooms are at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.


Information Commons East CLOSED for remodeling

The Information Commons East is closed for remodeling through winter break.  If you have a class scheduled in the Commons East classroom, you will be able to attend.

The Information Commons East will receive new carpet, paint, furniture and best of all–two group studies!  The classroom will remain as is.




Winter Break Hours begin Saturday December 17

The library will be closed December 24-27 for holidays and December 31-January 2 for the New Year’s holiday.  The 24-hour study is available when the library is closed if you have access.  Apply for access at the reference desk.WinterBreakHours16-17.indd


Get ready for finals! | Later hours, free coffee, and therapy dogs!



Congratulations to our December 2016 Graduate | Seunggun Lee

Seunggun Lee

Seunggun Lee

Seunggun Lee has worked at the Hardin Library for 2 years and will be graduating this month with a B.S., Psychology with a Minor in Physical Activity and Nutrition Science.

What will you be doing after graduation?
I’ve got a job at Four Oaks in Cedar Rapids. I will be working there as a Youth Counselor from next year. I will help children who are diagnosed with mental issues by being a role in the day-to-day care of the children including the use of Trauma Informed Care. I am ultimately helping them heal their deeper trauma and grow successfully into adulthood.

Also, I will be working at the Psychology Research lab at the University of Iowa to gain more experience about collecting data and statistically analyzing it in the lab, which would help me choose which graduate program i would pursue in the future. (I am still deciding which lab I would like to work next year).
I am planning to go to graduate school in 2018 as well.

My favorite part about working at the Hardin Library
My favorite part about working at Hardin library is to offer service by greeting patrons at the front desk in the morning and help them find resources for them. Also, I have met a lot of good people who are emotionally helping me go through a harsh college life.





VPN Service Changing November 30 has been delayed |

The VPN website changes that were scheduled for Wednesday, November 30, 2016 have been delayed until further notice so that our support team can address several support issues. Please contact ITS with feedback or questions.

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On Wednesday, November 30, 2016 from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. the university VPN service will be changed. If you use the VPN website ( as your VPN connection method, you need to download, install, and use the Cisco AnyConnect client instead because this site is being discontinued as a VPN connection method.

The website will be discontinued because:

1. The overall practice of a web VPNs is no longer an industry best practice.

2. Support for the web VPN functionality from the vendor is very limited as a result, and not being actively updated.

3. The web VPN service has been responsible for confusion as to which option to use to access campus resources.

Visit this site to find more information on how to download, install, and connect to the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client.

If you have any questions, please contact the ITS Help Desk:

ITS Help Desk

The University of Iowa

2800 University Capitol Centre

319-384-HELP (4357)