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  • UI Libraries Favorite Banned Books | Banned Books Week 2022

    Libraries respect everyone’s freedom to read what they choose. Staff across all University of Iowa Libraries selected some of their favorite banned books this year:  1984 George Orwell The 1619 Project Nicole Hannah-Jones The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Sherman Alexie The […]

  • Libraries Resources Available for Textbooks and Course Materials

    The cost of textbooks continues to rise due to an industry heavily dominated by large publishing companies. While there is no single solution to the problem, the University of Iowa and University Libraries is committed to continuing to find ways to help reduce the cost for course content.  Here […]

  • Welcome Rich Dana

    We are pleased to announce Rich Dana as Special Collections and Archives’ Sackner Archive Project coordinator librarian.   Rich Dana earned his MFA from the University of Iowa Center for the Book in 2021 and his MA from the School of Library and Information Science in 2020. He has worked as an […]

  • SciFinder Classic is Retiring

    If you are currently using the classic version of SciFinder, it is time to start using SciFinder-n. Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) will discontinue the “classic” SciFinder interface on Dec. 31, 2022. SciFinder-n, will be the only SciFinder platform moving forward. If you are already using […]

  • E-Books on the Shelves!

    If you go browsing through our shelves you might see something you’re not expecting – a VHS case! No, we did not start bringing videotapes into our collection, you’ve just found one of our physical e-books. We’ve chosen a few of our most popular e-books to have physical representation on […]

  • Select Textbooks on Reserve at the Business Library

    Visit the Business Library’s service desk to see if your textbook is available for loan.  You can also use InfoHawk+ (available on the Business Library Web page) to find out which materials your instructor has placed on reserve.  Select “Course Reserves” from the pull-down at the right of […]

  • Library Resources on Leadership

    Check out this new guide on leadership, which features books, articles, and videos. If you have questions or comments, please contact the Business Library.  

  • Access the New York Times

    UI students, faculty, and staff can now read the enhanced New York Times on their laptop, mobile phone, or other device.  To gain access: While on campus, register for free at After registration, access the Times on any device at Enjoy articles on world […]

  • Are you researching an industry? Check out the Business Library’s Industry Research Guide

    Use the Industry Research Guide to find sources that offer:    Industry trends  Key players  Industry ratios and financials   Forecasts, and more  Need research help? Contact a business librarian.

  • Do you need company information? Check out the Business Library’s Company Information Research Guide

    Use the company guide to find sources that offer:  Company locations and descriptions Executives Financials Competitors Equity pricing U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings Need research help? Contact a business librarian.

  • Welcome New Librarian Mary Thomas! Liaison for Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Neurology

    Welcome to Mary Thomas, Hardin’s newest liaison librarian! Mary joined the Hardin staff on August 15, 2022 and is a recent graduate of the Master of Library Science program at Emporia State University and did an internship at the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Boulder Labs Library. Mary was also […]

  • Kicking off Creative Kick-Start!

    Last weekend we kicked off football season, but now let’s kick off Creative Kick-Start! Creative Kick-Start is a program created by the Engineering Library and Engineering Technology Center that gives all engineering students a shot at some funding to bring their ideas to life. This year we will […]

  • Looking for Print Book at Hardin?

    by Janna Lawrence, Hardin Library director As part of the construction projects currently underway at Hardin, most print books published before 2010 will be moved to the Library Annex. In August, 40,000 books were permanently moved to the Annex; these were from the beginning of the call number […]

  • Find your textbooks on Course Reserve!

    You’ve made it through your second week of classes – congrats! Did you know that you can check out most of your course textbooks here at the Engineering Library? There’s no need to carry your textbook across campus if you need to work through a few problems during a break in the Seamans […]

  • Evidence-Based Clinical Tools Available To All University of Iowa Affiliates

    by Heather Healy, Clinical Education Librarian  Hardin Library has many evidence-based clinical tools for you to use in your practice or coursework. Many have an app version available.  See Mobile Resources Guide for installation. DynaMed Evidence-based summary, point-of-care tool DynaMed […]

  • Welcome Sarah Keen, our new university archivist

    We are pleased to welcome Sarah Keen as our new university archivist in Special Collections & Archives. Sarah joined the Libraries at the start of the fall semester. She comes to Iowa from upstate New York, where she served as Colgate University Libraries’ university archivist and head of […]

  • Meet Carlisle Isley: Practicum Student in the John Martin Rare Book Room @Hardin Library

    Carlisle Isley, BFA, is an artist, papermaker, bookmaker and world traveler. She grew up in a multicultural world in seven different countries — a neither/nor world that cannot be stereotyped as a typically “white American childhood.” The non-traditional way she was raised allowed her to […]

  • Celebrating 55 years of international writers at Iowa in the Main Library Gallery

    After nearly three years of research and planning, A Hub, a Network, an Archive: 55 Years of International Writers in Iowa City is now open in the Main Library Gallery. The exhibition tells the story of the International Writing Program’s genesis, its role in cultural diplomacy, and Iowa City as […]

  • Celebrate diverse stories with our Untold Stories in STEM Collection!

    Welcome (or welcome back) to all students, faculty and staff! Over the summer we did a little bit of reorganizing. This includes a new addition to the remaining shelves on the main floor of the library. Last year these shelves were home to our bound journals collection, but now they hold our new […]

  • Construction @ Hardin

    Beginning this month, construction will begin in Hardin Library that will transform the space into one that we hope will be more welcoming and more relevant to your needs.  By the end of the project, which will take two years: quiet study space on the 4th floor will be expanded,  3rd floor […]

  • Hardin Library Closed On Home Iowa Football Game Saturdays

    The Hardin Library will be closed every Saturday there is a home Iowa Football game.  The 24-hour study will be available.  Bus service is disrupted and there is almost no parking near the library during football gamedays.  Kinnick Football stadium holds 69,250 people and all 2022 games are sold […]

  • Study Help for BIOL 1411: Foundations of Biology for Fall 2022

    If you are taking BIOL:1411 Foundations of Biology, you can take advantage of free study help with our Sciences Library student mentors! Drop-in Tutoring for Foundations of Biology Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesdays, and Thursday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.. Ask to meet with the student mentor at the Sciences […]

  • 1843 American Cleft Palate Surgery Book | Thomas Dent Mütter | from The John Martin Rare Book Room @Hardin Library

    by Damien Ihrig, MA, Curator John Martin Rare Book Room MÜTTER, Thomas Dent (1811–1859). A report on the operations for fissures of the palatine vault. Printed in Philadelphia by Merrihew & Thompson, 1843. 28 pages. 23 cm tall. The Mütter Museum in Philadelphia is celebrated for its […]

  • Tree Talk & Tour at the Sciences Library

    Join Arborist Andy Dahl for a tree talk and tour at the Sciences Library! This program will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. The tree talk will begin at 2 p.m. on the third floor of the Sciences Library. The walking tour of campus trees will begin at 3 p.m. at the Sciences Library.

  • Wulfie Parsons Music Library Guide, 2022 Edition

    Welcome back, Hawkeyes!  The Rita Benton Music Library is excited to have students and faculty return to campus to use the scores, books, recordings, journals, and other resources available in our stacks. It can be tricky to navigate the Music Library for the first…or twentieth…time, so every […]

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