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  • New Acquisition | John Martin Rare Book Room | Bleuland, Otium academicum

    BLEULAND, JAN (1756-1838) Otium academicum : continens descriptionem speciminum nonnullarum partium corporis humani et animalium subtilioris anatomiae ope in physiologicum usum praeparatarum, aliarumque, quibus morborum organicorum natura illustratur. [Academic leisure: containing a description of […]

  • The Sam Hamod Saga, Part One: Making Introductions

    The following is written by graduate student Bailey Adolph, who is processing the Sam Hamod Papers. “Thus, we gain richness from our heritage—but we should not be limited as writers by our ethnicity.” —Sam Hamod, “Ethos and Ethnos: The Ethnic Writer in the USA” At the beginning of the […]

  • From the Conservation Lab: Caring for a 170-Year-Old Russian Psalter

    Items selected by guest curators for display in the Main Library Gallery are frequently drawn from Special Collections & Archives. Preparations for exhibitions provide excellent opportunities for rare objects in Special Collections to be examined for conservation needs. Professional care of […]

  • Tree Tour & Talk at the Sciences Library

    Join Arborist Andy Dahl for a tree talk and tour at the Sciences Library! This program will be held on Friday, October 1, 2021. The tree talk will begin at 2:00 PM on the 3rd floor of the Sciences Library. There will be a short break at 2:45 PM for light refreshments. The walking tour

  • Hardin Library Closed for Home Football Games | Sep 18, Sep 25, Oct 9, Oct 15, Nov 13, Nov 20

    Hardin Library is closed whenever there is an Iowa home football (American football) game.  The 24-hour study is available when the library is closed.  Access the study with your healthcare badge of Iowa One card. Cambus detours on football gamedays:  CAMBUS Football Shuttles and Gameday Detours […]

  • Clinical Mobile Apps for You: AccessMedicine, UpToDate, ClinicalKey, BMJ Best Practice, DynaMed Plus, Johns Hopkins ABX, VisualDX

    We have many mobile apps available to you at no charge because of library subscriptions.   For information on installing them see our guide: UI Libraries Resources – Mobile Device Resources – Subject Guides at University of Iowa ( If you need more help, we teach a workshop: Mobile […]

  • 2021 William Anthony Conservation Lecture by Peter D. Verheyen on Sept. 30 at 6pm

    The UI Main Libraries Conservation and Collections Care Department presents the 2021 William Anthony Conservation Lecture Peter D. Verheyen Down the Rabbit Hole: Embracing experience and serendipity in a life of research, binding practice, and publishing September 30, 6 pm CST Virtual, free and all […]

  • Faculty, Graduate, Honors Annual Loans Due in June, 2021 | Return or Renew In Person

    All loans due in June, 2021 should be returned  or renewed (re-checked out).  Overdue books should be returned to the library and checked out again if you want to keep them. You will be billed the cost of replacement books in November or December if they are not returned or renewed. Questions […]

  • ‘From Revolutionary Outcast to a Man of God: Dostoevsky at 200’ Exhibit Virtual Tour Launched

    For those distant to campus, or who would like to experience the latest Main Library Gallery exhibition from home, a virtual tour of From Revolutionary Outcast to a Man of God: Dostoevsky at 200 is now available online. Visit the virtual exhibition by clicking here, or on the image below. The tour […]

  • Home Book Delivery Available

    by Cathy Cranston, Director, Undergraduate Engagement, University of Iowa Libraries Yes, you may request office or home delivery of books, DVDs, and InterLibrary Loan items.  Materials located in the Reserve Collection or the John Martin Rare Book Room will not be delivered. To have an item owned […]

  • August 24 is National Waffle Day!

    Happy National Waffle Day! Make sure to celebrate by enjoying a waffle or two. Waffles may seem like they are not connected in any way to engineering, but engineering is the science of applied anything.  We celebrate on August 24th because it was on this day in 1869 that Cornelius Swarthout […]

  • Library to Help You Publish for FREE in Open Access

    UI corresponding authors can now publish their journal articles Open Access and free of cost to them with 8 different publishers! The University Libraries have entered into “transformative agreements” covering the cost if you want your article to be open access.  American Chemical […]

  • ECS Plus: Free Open Access Publishing for UI authors

    The University of Iowa Libraries has entered into a transformative agreement with the Electrochemical Society (ECS) that allows University of Iowa authors to publish open access for free in ECS journals. The number of open access articles that can be published for free is unlimited and takes effect […]

  • Welcome to the Fall 2021 semester, Hawkeyes!

    Welcome to the fall 2021 semester, Hawkeyes! We are happy to have you back on campus in-person this fall! You can find the Sciences Library located between Phillips Hall and the Biology Building on Iowa Ave. Open Hours Monday through Thursday: 8:30 AM to 9:00 PM Friday: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Sunday: […]

  • Relating to Dostoevsky: A Q&A with Exhibit Curator Anna Barker

    The Fall 2021 exhibition is now open in the Main Library Gallery. From Revolutionary Outcast to a Man of God: Dostoevsky at 200 was curated by Anna Barker, an adjunct assistant professor in the Asian and Slavic Languages and Literature department at the University of Iowa. Her selections and […]

  • Fall Service-Desk Hours

    The Business Library is ready to assist you this fall!  Service desk hours will be: Monday—Thursday        8:00 am—8:00 pm Friday                               8:00 am—5:00 pm Saturday & Sunday        Closed You can also contact us by chat, […]

  • Welcome to the Fall 2021 Semester!

    Welcome to the Fall 2021 Semester Whether this is your first year at UI, or you are a returning student, we are so glad you are here! Things have been out of the ordinary for a while now, but we are here to help you get back into the routine of school. Meet our friendly

  • Hardin Library Fall Hours Begin Monday, August 16 | CLOSED for Home Football Games

    Hardin Library Fall Hours Monday-Thursday 7:30am-9pm   Friday 7:30am-6pm   Saturday 10am-6pm   Sunday Noon-9pm   24-hour study available when the library is closed to University of Iowa and UIHC staff, students, residents, and faculty with an ID card or badge. The Hardin Library will be closed […]

  • Fall Exhibit Open August 16: ‘From Revolutionary Outcast to a Man of God: Dostoevsky at 200’

    The Fall 2021 Main Library Gallery exhibition, From Revolutionary Outcast to a Man of God: Dostoevsky at 200, will open on August 16. Curated by Dr. Anna Barker, University of Iowa professor of Russian literature, the exhibition is dedicated to the life and work of Russian writer Fyodor Dostoevsky […]

  • Founding of the Asian American Coalition

    The following is written by Asian Alumni and Student Oral History Project Intern Jin Chang This a multi-part series reconstructing the history of the Asian American Coalition, a pan-ethnic Asian American student group from 1998-2017. This first entry will trace out both the historical context […]

  • BAND 141: an exhibit celebrating the history of the Hawkeye Marching Band

    This Fall, come to the Voxman Music Building for BAND 141, a look at the Hawkeye Marching Band. Director Eric Bush donated a significant collection of materials from the Band’s history including photographs, drill charts, papers, scrapbooks, uniform pieces, audio and video recordings, and other […]

  • Featured Databases | Influenza Research Database and Virus Pathogen Resource

    Access free to all Influenza Research Database: Access free to all Virus Pathogen Resource: These have NIAID-funded resources that support viral pathogen research.  Data is integrated from GenBank, UniProt, Immune Epitope Database, Protein Data Bank […]

  • An Artists’ Book Video Project: Still in Progress

    Progress not perfection.” These three simple words of reassurance have been the mission statement of our cohort through the summer fellowship, and have become somewhat of a restorative, compulsory chant for me. Through the summer fellowship, I’ve used these words to settle feelings of fear, […]

  • Developing a Community Engaged, Digital Scholarship Practice

        Preview of Covington’s forthcoming archive on Black girls in film As a community engaged scholar, this fellowship has provided a space to value fellows’ interdisciplinary scholarship, professionalization from the Studio and explore the possibilities of how the digital humanities can […]

  • Listening to Audre Lorde in Exploring Archives

       Audre Lorde’s Sister Outsider first and second edition Coming to this fellowship during a time of social unrest due to a dual pandemic, of racial injustice and international health crisis, I asked myself: How can my work address injustice in the archive? In exploring this terrain amidst a […]

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