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  • Hardin Library CLOSED For Home Football Games
    by Sarah Andrews on October 4, 2023 at 1:58 am

    Hardin Library will be closed on days there is a home Iowa football game. The 24-hour study will be available to all University of Iowa affiliates. During home football games, parking lots are closed, and bus routes are disrupted. If you want to use the library on a home football game day, please […]

  • Capture Your Research Submission Deadline is Approaching!
    by Amanda Gunnink on September 29, 2023 at 7:20 pm

    We are so excited to bring back our Capture Your Research art competition! For this competition, students, faculty, and staff can submit one image that sums up their research. In the past we have had entries that were traditional photography, microscopic photography, digital art, drawing, and more! […]

  • Call for nominations for Libraries’ Excellence Award
    by Natalee Dawson on September 28, 2023 at 2:50 pm

    The University of Iowa Libraries is seeking nominations for the Arthur Benton University Librarian’s Award for Excellence. Funded by a generous endowment, this award acknowledges a Libraries staff member’s professional contribution in the practice of librarianship, service to the profession, […]

  • The Fabri-c of Our (Book) Lives | Conservation Corner
    by Sarah Andrews on September 27, 2023 at 6:06 pm

    by Giselle SimónUniversity ConservatorDirector, UI Libraries Conservation and Collections Care This particular treatment was a perfect candidate to test out some momigami, a long-fibered Japanese paper that is coated with konnyaku (a plant mucilage) and crumpled multiple times, giving it a […]

  • Absolutely Fab-rius | Notes from the John Martin Rare Book Room @Hardin Library
    by Sarah Andrews on September 27, 2023 at 5:05 pm

    Damien Ihrig, MA, MLISCurator, John Martin Rare Book Room Over time, books can start to show their age. All kinds of things take their toll on a book – fire, pollution, pests, and acidic inks, to name a few. Mostly, though – and this makes me very happy – books just get used. And thatContinue […]

  • 10 Adolescent books to read at Special Collections & Archives
    by Elizabeth Riordan on September 20, 2023 at 4:15 pm

    The following is written by Olson Graduate Research Assistant Kaylee Swinford Recognized as a powerful force, the Young Adult genre of fiction has taken the literary world by storm. With cultural phenomena like Twilight, The Hunger Games, and almost any book by John Green, it is difficult to […]

  • Chamber Music at the University of Iowa: Faculty Ensembles
    by Katie Buehner on September 20, 2023 at 2:06 pm

    Chamber music has been integral to the educational and creative life of the University of Iowa School of Music for over a century. Below are a few examples, including audio clips, from 1972 to the present that allow you to experience this delightful form of music making – whether you were there […]

  • Tree Events at the Sciences Library
    by Carol Hollier on September 19, 2023 at 6:36 pm

    The Sciences Library is excited to let you know about our fall tree events! On October 17, University of Iowa Arborist, Andy Dahl, will be giving a campus tree talk and tour. To complement this, the library’s current exhibit showcases the Historic Trees of the University of Iowa Campus. Visit the […]

  • New Study Aids Available!
    by Amanda Gunnink on September 12, 2023 at 5:16 pm

    This summer we added a new category of tools to our tool library: Study Aids. These tools aim to reduce stress, manage time, and help with your study habits. They are available from the Engineering Library service desk for one-week checkout. If you have any needs or ideas for an additional study […]

  • Royal Society of Chemistry: Free open access publishing for UI authors
    by Sara Scheib on September 12, 2023 at 2:52 pm

    The University of Iowa Libraries are pleased to announce a Read & Publish agreement with the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) for 2023 that provides continued access to all RSC journal content and supports open access publishing in RSC journals. The new agreement allows corresponding authors […]

  • Provisional Patents
    by Amanda Gunnink on September 6, 2023 at 4:23 pm

    Disclaimer: The Lichtenberger Engineering Library is not a legal entity and no one on staff is a lawyer.  This guide is purely for helping you learn about and search for patents.  If you need legal assistance, please consult a licensed lawyer. Have you ever taken a close look at an item and found […]

  • Fall Workshops at the Sciences Library
    by Laurie Neuerburg on August 31, 2023 at 3:43 pm

    Search like a Hawk: Discover Science Literature  Wednesday, September 6, 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM Sciences Library room 102 There are millions of books and thousands of journal articles available through our science databases. How can you find what you’re looking for and stay-up-to-date in your […]

  • The Studio’s Nikki White to Present at DLF
    by Connor Hood on August 29, 2023 at 8:26 pm

    We are excited to share that the Studio’s Digital Humanities Research & Instruction Librarian Nikki White will present with a panel including, UI Libraries’ Wendy Robertson, Roxanne Shiraz from CUNY’s Graduate Center, and Laura Morreale at this year’s DLF Forum! The group “will […]

  • The Studio’s 7th Cohort Completes Summer Fellowship Program
    by Connor Hood on August 29, 2023 at 8:26 pm

    This August, 11 graduate students completed the 2023 Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio Summer Fellowship—marking the seventh cohort to be awarded the mentored digital scholarship internship experience since the program’s inception in 2017. At the end of the course, the fellows […]

  • Labor Day Holiday Hours @Hardin Library
    by Sarah Andrews on August 28, 2023 at 6:38 pm

    Hardin Library will be closed Saturday, Sept. 2 for the home football game. Hardin Library will be open Sunday, Sept. 3 from Noon-9pm. Hardin Library will be closed Monday, Sept. 4 for the Labor Day holiday. Hardin Library will reopen Tuesday, Sept. 5 at 7:30. Labor Day traditionally means the end […]

  • Low Cost Color and B&W Printing Available
    by Sarah Andrews on August 24, 2023 at 7:39 pm

    Color and black and white printing are available at the Hardin Library. Students and all University of Iowa affiliates can make printouts and the charges go on your U-Bill. Black and white printing 3 cents per sideColor printing 15 cents per side You can send print jobs from home to Hardin Library […]

  • Beauty in Breathing: An Exhibit
    by Elizabeth Riordan on August 21, 2023 at 10:10 pm

    The following was written by Rich Dana, Sackner Archive Project Coordinator Marvin and Ruth Sackner were the world’s foremost collectors of “visual poetry,” artwork that combines visual elements and text. Dr. Sackner was also an internationally respected pulmonologist and inventor of many […]

  • Welcome to the fall 2023 semester, Hawkeyes!
    by Carol Hollier on August 21, 2023 at 4:23 pm

    Welcome to the new semester, Hawkeyes! We are happy to have you back on campus! You can find the Sciences Library located between Phillips Hall and the Biology Building on Iowa Ave. Opening times Study Spaces Find Books, Articles, and More Watch for Workshops and Events Throughout the fall we will […]

  • Still Time To Submit Fall Reserve Requests
    by Sarah Andrews on August 17, 2023 at 6:56 pm

    We are currently working on course reserves for Fall 2023. If you have materials you would like to place on course reserve, please submit an online “Hardin Library – Place Items on Reserve” form at You can also e-mail Mark Onken directly […]

  • 2022-2023 Academic Year In Review
    by Amanda Gunnink on August 16, 2023 at 2:00 pm

    In the last year we: Were open 2,080.5 hours Welcomed 83,788 visitors Taught 89 workshops and instruction sessions, reaching 1,305 people Added 5,143 plant patents to our collections Checked out calculators 207 times Were designated a Patent and Trademark Resource Center by the United States Patent […]