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  • Publish with IEEE for FREE!

    We kicked the year off with an exciting new transformative agreement with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). With this agreement University of Iowa authors have full access to IEEE’s Xplore Digital Library and can publish open access articles in all IEEE journals for […]

  • Out & About: Queer Life in Iowa City exhibit now open in the Main Library Gallery

    When Madde Hoberg first envisioned an exhibition for the Main Library Gallery, she saw the potential for a space filled with local queer history, joy, resistance, and creativity. Three years after her initial exhibit proposal, Out & About: Queer Life in Iowa City is now open for all to visit.  […]

  • Construction Updates | January 2023

    Hardin Library construction continues on all floors this semester. Restrooms available in the 24-hour study area while other restrooms are being expanded and refreshed. 1st Floor entrance (most accessible entrance) is open.  Restrooms under renovation. Study tables available. 2nd Floor restrooms […]

  • AGRICOLA Now Part of Search from USDA National Agricultural Library

    The standalone version of AGRICOLA was retired on January 1, 2023 by the USDA National Agricultural Library. AGRICOLA, PubAg, and NALDC are now all part of  SEARCH from the USDA National Agricultural Library: SEARCH is the USDA […]

  • Welcome Back!

    Welcome to the Spring 2023 semester! Here’s just a bit of what you can expect from us in the next few months: As a reminder, all of our workshops are FREE but registration is required! Soldering Workshop Series Did you make a resolution to learn a new skill this year? Give soldering a try! […]

  • Anatomist Gabriel Fallopius | John Martin Rare Book Room @Hardin Library | January 2023 Book of the Month

    by Damien Ihrig, curator   FALLOPIUS, GABRIEL (1523-1562). Libelli duo, alter de ulceribus: alter de tumoribus praeter naturam [Two pamphlets, one on ulcers: the other on unnatural tumors]. Printed in Venice by Donato Bertelli, 1563. 101 pages. 21 cm tall.  Fallopius was born in 1523 in Modena, […]

  • Here’s What Entered the Public Domain in 2023

    1927 was a big year for the arts. It brought new fictional works from Virginia Woolf, A. A. Milne, Edith Wharton, Herman Hesse, and Franz Kafka. It gave us audio hits including Irving Berlin’s “Puttin’ on the Ritz” and the soundtrack to Ira and George Gershwin’s Funny Face. Movie […]

  • Meet the 9 Student Library Workers Awarded Scholarships for 2022-2023

    We’re grateful every day for our student workers, whose contributions are foundational to the University of Iowa Libraries. They’re the vital engine behind everything we do, from the front desk at the Lichtenberger Engineering Library to the stacks at the Main Library. These dedicated students […]

  • Katie Buehner Named Interim Associate University Librarian | Linda Walton Retires from University Libraries

    Linda Walton retired as an associate university librarian from the University of Iowa Libraries on December 31, 2022.  Walton will still head Region 6 Medical Library of the National Library of Medicine. Katie Buehner, MM, MLIS, currently serves as the director of the Rita Benton Music Library and […]

  • Local Libraries LIT to welcome author Kevin Wilson for free virtual event

    Local Libraries LIT (Listen, Initiate, Talk), a collaboration between Johnson County libraries, will welcome author Kevin Wilson on Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 7:00 p.m. for a free online reading and conversation. The Local Libraries LIT author series is offered by public libraries in Johnson County, […]

  • Happy New Year from Hardin Library | Free Annual Calendar

    Hardin Library staff wish you a Happy New Year.  Please enjoy a printable annual calendar designed by Helen Spielbauer. If you would like a printed copy of the calendar, you can pick one up at the Hardin Library!  If you are on campus and would like to have one sent to you, please email […]

  • Winter Interim Hours @Hardin Library | December 17 – January 6

    The Hardin Library will have shorter hours and some closings during the period from Saturday, December 17 – Friday, January 6. The 24-hour study is available whenever the library is closed. Saturday, Dec 17 – Sunday, Dec 18 CLOSED Monday, Dec 19-Friday, Dec 23 Open 7:30am-6pm Saturday, Dec […]

  • All Library Locations closed Thurs Dec 22 | Fri Dec 23 due to winter storm

    The National Weather Service is forecasting severe weather beginning Wednesday evening and extending through Saturday morning, with the greatest threat for dangerous wind chills on Thursday and Friday. To minimize nonessential travel, all library locations will be closed on Thursday, Dec. 22, and […]

  • Hardin Library Closed Thursday Dec 22 & Friday Dec 23 Due To Predicted Storm | Remote Services Available 7:30am-6pm

    The Hardin Library will be physically closed on Thursday, December 22, and Friday, December 23 due to the predicted blizzard and hazardous weather.  All University of Iowa Library campus facilities will be closed and all in-person services will be suspended on Thursday and Friday. Chat and email […]

  • Hardin Interlibrary Loan Closed For Holidays December 24-January 2

    The Hardin Library Interlibrary Loan Department will be closed beginning Friday evening, December 23 through Monday, January 2.  The Main Library Interlibrary Loan Department will also be closed at this time. You may place requests in the online system, and they will be processed starting Tuesday, […]

  • Data Sharing: What are the Benefits?

    Beginning in January 2023 the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will require data management and sharing plans for all awards that generate scientific data. Research Data Services at the University of Iowa Libraries has been supporting university researchers as they prepare for this change, with […]

  • UI Libraries Announces New Institute of Physics Open Access Agreement

    The University of Iowa Libraries is pleased to announce a new transformative read and publish agreement with the Institute of Physics (IOP). The agreement, negotiated through the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA), ensures continued access to IOPscience and supports unlimited Open Access publishing […]

  • Closed Monday, January 16 for Dr. Martin Luther King Day

    The Hardin Library will be closed on Monday, January 16 for the Martin Luther King Day holiday. The 24-hour study area will be available to affiliates. Celebration of Human Rights week activities Iowa City Day of Service activities Community-based service projects to participate in

  • Free snacks and coffee for finals week at the Sciences Library!

    Good luck on your final exams, Hawkeyes! We have free snacks, hot coffee, and tea here for you at the Sciences Library! If you are looking for a good, quiet comfortable place to study, we have three floors with places for you to study that include study booths, study carrels, computer stations, […]

  • Graduate Profile: Mary Kelly

    We’re nearing the end of the semester (don’t panic) so we’re going to take the next two weeks to celebrate our graduating student workers! Mary Kelly Hometown: Des Moines, IA Major: International Studies (Business and Global Resources Track) How long have you been working at the Engineering […]

  • Collecting Food & Basic Hygiene Products for Food Pantry @Iowa through Dec 16

    Hardin Library is collecting canned and dry food and basic hygiene products for The Food Pantry @Iowa.  Donate through Friday, December 16.  Bring your donations to the 3rd floor desk by the main entrance.  All donations will be given to the food pantry for distribution. The Food Pantry is […]

  • Taking on Finals Week with Help from the UI Libraries

    Even the most unflappable students tend to feel stress spiking in the final week of the semester, when exams and essays loom. It’s also one of the busiest seasons at the UI Libraries, with visitors seeking energy and focus among the stacks. We’ve put together a list of recommendations and […]

  • Developing a Community Engaged, Digital Scholarship Practice

    At the beginning of the capstone, I wrestled with several queries. I felt lost and unsure about moving ahead with my project, Hobo Archive. I struggled with realigning the project’s relationship with its audiences. I used the majority of my capstone experience to communicate with my co-creators […]

  • Graduate Profile: Jake Santi

    We’re nearing the end of the semester (don’t panic) so we’re going to take the next two weeks to celebrate our graduating student workers! Jake Santi Hometown: Western Springs, IL Major: Engineering How long have you worked at the Engineering Library? 1.5 years What are your plans after […]

  • Celebrate Native American Heritage Month

    Happy Native American Heritage Month! As a university that sits on the homelands of many tribes past and present, it is important to us to acknowledge the significant contributions that Native Americans have made to our culture and sciences. When creating our Untold Stories in STEM collection we […]

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