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  • 2020: The Year of the QuaranZINE

    The following is written by Rich Dana, Olson Graduate Research Assistant for Special Collections.  As librarians, we are engaged in service to our communities, and that service doesn’t end when the library has to lock its doors to protect its patrons and workers. All of us are faced now […]

  • UpToDate, DynaMed Plus, other clinical point-of-care mobile apps FREE from Hardin Library

    Hardin Library subscribes to a variety of clinical resources that include free mobile apps for UIowa affiliated users including faculty, staff, students, residents, fellows, and emeritus faculty.  Find instructions on  how to install on our guide: […]

  • Virtual Services from Scholarly Impact

    Although the campus libraries are closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the staff of the Scholarly Impact Department are working remotely to assist UI faculty, staff, and students. Extensive resources and information about our services is always available at our website: […]

  • Color Your World!

    Looking for a relaxing, creative activity while social distancing? Does anyone in your household like to color? We have some of the best coloring pages around – and they are all FREE!!! If you go to InfoHawk+ – the University of Iowa Libraries search engine – and search for […]

  • Wulfie’s Guide to using the Music Library Online

    Greetings! Everyone’s favorite library staff member, Wulfie Parsons, is back to help you navigate online library resources. The Music Library in Voxman may be closed, the Music Library ONLINE is thriving and ready to help you with your information and research needs. Currently checked out […]

  • Virtual Hours for UI Libraries

    Following are the UI Libraries’ virtual hours during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Art Library — 8:30 am – 4:30 pm M-F (email) Business Library — 9:00 am – 5:00 pm M-F (email) Engineering Library — 8:30 am – 5:00 pm M-F (chat and email) Hardin Library […]

  • Looking for Some Online Music & Video Entertainment?

    Need a break from all the usual streaming channels? We have access to online music and videos you can explore and enjoy!   Interested in music and the performing arts? Head over to this Alexander Street website for free access to links for all sorts of music and performing arts! This website […]

  • Engineering Library Closed to the Public

    You have probably heard by now that all University of Iowa Libraries–including the engineering library – closed at 5 pm on Tuesday, March 17 and will be closed through at least April 3.  We may not be physically in the library but we are working to provide you with the resources […]

  • Chat and Email Reference Hours Available Specific Hours | 7 days per week

    Chat and email reference will be available while the Hardin Library is closed during specific hours: Monday-Friday 7:30am-6pm Saturday & Sunday 1pm-5pm   All of Hardin’s staff are working remotely.  You may also contact your liaison directly for help Monday-Friday.    

  • Interlibrary Loan Service Continues During Closing

    Interlibrary loan service will continue while the University of Iowa Libraries are closed.  We will try to fill all of your requests electronically.  If you request a book, we will try to fill your request with an electronic book or scanned book chapter, since we are not currently able to […]

  • Hardin Library and All University of Iowa Libraries CLOSED, Tuesday March 17-at least April 3

    All University of Iowa Libraries–including Hardin Library–closed at 6pm on Tuesday, March 17 through at least April 3.  The Hardin Library, The 24-hour study, and the Galleria (steps, study area, microwave) will all be closed and locked.  No access is available.  All […]

  • Cancelled | 2020 R. Palmer Howard History of Medicine Society Dinner | April 24 | Marie Jenkins Schwartz, Enslaved Women | Cancelled

    The University of Iowa History of Medicine Society and Hardin Library for the Health Sciences announce that the 2020 R. Palmer Howard Dinner scheduled for Friday, April 24 has been cancelled. The event will not be rescheduled.

  • Check Our E-Resources While You Are Away!

    Guest Blogger: Qianjin (Marina) Zhang You may be far from the UI campus during the foreseeable future, but we here at the Engineering Library continue to support your study through thousands of online resources! Here are highlights some of our e-resources that you might want to check out! If you […]

  • Using Library Electronic Resources Off Campus

    REMOTE ACCESS TO LIBRARY RESOURCES Users can access resources by following these instructions:  ·         UI faculty and staff can prepare by setting up off-campus access to work computers. Follow this checklist for working off […]

  • All Hardin Open Workshops cancelled through April 3

    All Hardin Open Workshops have been cancelled through April 3, 2020.   A decision about workshops after April 3 will be made later. You may request an online session for yourself or your group online.

  • The IWA Reading Room closed for COVID-19

    In response to COVID-19, the Iowa Women’s Archives’ reading room will closed for the time being. We encourage faculty, students, and the public to contact us by e-mail at, although reference services will be limited. For more information on the University of […]

  • Welcome to a SLIS Capstone Experience: A Mysterious Collection: Film Print-Block from Galena, Ill

    Welcome to a SLIS Capstone Experience: Mysterious Collection: Film Print-Block from Galena, Ill Coming into this project, I was faced with a significant challenge: I did not have a large data-set or previous research coming into my Capstone experience. I knew however that I wanted to work on a […]

  • National Worship of Tools Day!!

    Did you  know there is a Worship of Tools Day?! There is! And have we got the tools to help you celebrate!   Can you imagine a life without tools? We can’t, either! And, you don’t have to! We have a Tool Library with 250+ tools – and we are always adding more!! We have


    Spring Break Is Just Around the Corner!!     We will have shortened hours during spring break. Our hours will be: Sunday, March 15: CLOSED Monday, March 16: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Tuesday, March 17:8:30 am to 5:00 pm Wednesday, March 18: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Thursday, March 19: 8:30 am to 5:00

  • Digital Scholarship and ‘The Pull of Horses’ Exhibit

    Article by Mark Anderson, Digital Scholarship & Collections Librarian, Digital Scholarship and Publishing Studio.   In 2016, University of Iowa Professor Kim Marra answered a call that the Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio made to University of Iowa faculty to “Get Digital […]

  • We’re Celebrating Pi Day!

    3.141 592 653 589 793 238 462 643 383 279 502 884 197 169 399 375 105 820 974 944 592 307 816 406 286…. We’re celebrating PI DAY on March 12th! 1:00 to 3:00 PM Seamans Center Student Commons FREE APPLE PIE BITES! (while supplies last!)   Pi Day is actually celebrated on March

  • Shorter Hours begin Friday, March 13 through April 3 or later

    Taking into consideration the public health recommendations for social distancing and potential reduced staff capacity in the short-term, the UI Libraries will change its  operating hours beginning March 23 until at least April 3. Hardin Library will have shortened hours from Friday, March […]

  • Coronavirus | COVID-19 | Guide to information sources | from Hardin Library for the Health Sciences

    Quickly find accurate and authoritative sources for coronavirus information for members of the public and general health care professionals with Hardin Library’s guide: This guide was prepared by Riley Samuelson, MA, Hardin’s outreach […]

  • CANCELLED |2020 Open House | John Martin Rare Book Room @Hardin Library | Black Plague | March 26

    The 2020 John Martin Rare Book Room Open House has been cancelled.  This event will not be rescheduled.   Please see our online exhibit: The Black Death: The Plague, 1331-1770

  • Yeast of the Dead (Part 1 of Rising Together: Yeast & Humankind)

    Ancient Egyptian rulers are famously known for their elaborate preparations for the afterlife. But it appears that one of their contemporaries may have exceeded their most ardent expectations to return to life, thanks to the efforts of a team that includes Richard Bowman, a University of Iowa […]

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