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  • Cloth or Disposable Masks Required as of Friday, October 23

    Effective Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, the university will no longer allow gaiters or face shields (when worn without a mask) as appropriate face coverings. Students, faculty, staff, and visitors are required to wear face masks in all university buildings, including classrooms, including the Hardin […]

  • From Alabama to the Barrio: Ernest Rodriguez and the Fight Against Racism in Iowa

    This post by IWA Graduate Research Assistant Heather Cooper is the ninth installment in our series highlighting African American history in the collections of the Iowa Women’s Archives. The series ran weekly during Black History Month, and will continue monthly for the remainder of 2020. In […]

  • In Memory of Dr. Marvin Sackner

    The following was written by International Dada Curator Timothy Shipe It is with profound sorrow that we note the passing of Dr. Marvin Sackner on Tuesday, September 29 at age 88, just a few weeks after the opening of this exhibition. For those of us at Iowa, Dr. Sackner will be forever remembered […]

  • AAPT Book Archive collection: one-year trial access

    The UI Libraries has free trial access to the AAPT Book Archive collection for one year. The AAPT Book Archive collection includes 34 titles originally published in print between 1977 and 2017. In partnership with the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), AIP Publishing digitized a […]

  • New York Times | Full Access to Current Content Provided By Libraries

    Keep current on news with the New York Times.  The University of Iowa Libraries provides access online to: All content 1980-present Mini crossword Off-campus users may access 5 articles per day from 1923-1980 (due to contract dispute) To set up access: 1. Go to […]

  • It’s Leaf-Peeping Season!

    It’s fall! Don’t miss the trees turning those gorgeous colors!     The days are shorter and cooler and the trees are changing colors. Beautiful deep reds, oranges, and vibrant yellows…. So, how does that happen, and why in the fall? Trees that change color are […]

  • Girls In Aviation Day 2020!

      This Saturday, September 26th is Girls In Aviation Day! “Flying is so much more than just a quick way to traverse space. It’s freedom and color and form and style. I am at home in the air.” Amelia Earhart, Feb. 7, 1934, Christian Science Monitor.    This is […]

  • Red, Orange, Yellow: The Science of Fall Foliage

    The autumnal equinox occurred on Tuesday, September 22 this year. This marks the turning point when the sun passes over the Earth’s equator, and the hours of daylight and night are close to equal. From this point on, the hours of daylight will soon begin decreasing each day until the shortest […]

  • Lost Item Email

    Have you received an email indicating you are being billed for a lost item? Don’t panic! The Library system has had the email notification system turned off until a few days ago. Because the library has been closed to the public for so long a backlog of returned items were waiting to be […]

  • Call for Nominations for Libraries’ Excellence Award

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

  • Books for 2020: unusual books for an unusual year

    2020 has been an unusual year, to say the least. A pandemic, murder hornets, an Iowa derecho, hurricanes, racial injustice, wildfires, and most recently a discovery on Venus that points to potential alien life. It is a lot to take in and it can be a relief to bury oneself in reading. What else could

  • Build Your Own Robot Workshop Postponed

      Building Your Own: Object Avoiding Robot Rescheduled for  Thursday, October 22nd at  3:30 PM   We apologize for any inconvenience, but the Build Your Own Object Avoiding Robot workshop has been rescheduled for Thursday, October 22nd at 3:30 PM.  During this workshop, you […]

  • Difficulty Using Resources Off Campus? | Use Firefox/Safari/Edge

    If you are having trouble accessing library resources while using the Chrome browser off campus, please try using a different web browser. Chrome is the most secure web browser, and some library resources do not yet comply with the latest changes.  You may receive “bad gateway” […]

  • NEW | Anatomage 3D Virtual Dissection Table

    The Hardin Library now has an Anatomage virtual anatomy dissection table available. The table is located near the service desk on the 3rd floor and is available to all users.     The Anatomage table is a fully segmented real human 3D anatomy system, and the table replicates […]

  • Fading Forms of Communication: Uncovering Civil War Stories from Anson Butler

    The following is written by Erik Henderson, Graduate Assistant for Iowa Women’s Archives As we have moved into the digital age, the value of handwritten letters has seemingly faded. Archival repositories nationwide are composed of letters because they once encompassed the most influential and […]

  • Reuben Gaines Memoir of Being Black in Buxton, Iowa

    This post by IWA Graduate Assistant, Erik Henderson, is the eighth installment in our series highlighting African American history in the Iowa Women’s Archives collections. The series ran weekly during Black History Month, and will continue monthly for the remainder of 2020. The once […]

  • Hardin Library Open Monday-Friday 7:30am-6pm | 24 Hour Study Available When Library is Closed

    The Hardin Library is open Monday-Friday from 7:30am-6pm. Use your Iowa One Card or UIHC Badge to swipe in when the library is open. If you are not currently affiliated with The University of Iowa, you may use the library by appointment.  Please call 319-335-9151 to make an appointment. When […]

  • Rain, Rain, Go Away?

    Rain, Rain, Go Away? or Rain, Rain, Go Away? How about you come and stay?   Okay, we don’t really want the rain to come and stay, and stay, and stay . . .  But wouldn’t it be nice to have access to that rainwater when the rain does go away? And the sun comes out

  • Hardin Library Virtual Hours | 7 Days Per Week

    Hardin Library has extended hours where you can get virtual help via chat or email! Monday-Thursday 7:30am-9pm Friday 7:30am-6pm Saturday 1-5pm Sunday 1-9pm      

  • Find a comfortable place to study at the Sciences Library!

    Head to the Sciences Library for a comfortable, quiet place to study! We offer a variety of study spots. There are many computer stations, study carrels and booths with USB and outlets for phones and computers, tables, and large mobile monitors to use for sharing your computer screen. This year we […]

  • Research Scholar Workshop!

          We are excited to be offering a new group of workshops this fall! Our first workshop will be presented on Wednesday, Sept, 9th!   This one-hour workshops will be held on the 9th, at 3:30 pm on Zoom. Anyone is welcome to join these workshops from graduate students, Iowa […]

  • Remarkable Artistry: Sackner Archive in the Main Library Gallery

      The Main Library Gallery at the University of Iowa Libraries recently opened Sackner Archive, an exhibition featuring select pieces from the world-renowned Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry.   Founded by Ruth and Marvin Sackner in 1979 in Miami Beach, Florida, the […]

  • Derecho Out of Iowa

    On Monday, August 10 many Iowans were left stunned by the ferocity and destruction left in the wake of a band of storms accompanied by straight-line winds that blew through the state with the force of a hurricane. But in the aftermath, media references to a “derecho” caused many of us […]

  • Overdue Interlibrary Loan?

          Have you gotten an overdue notice from InterLibrary Loan? There has been a glitch in the system! If you are unsure, log into your account to check. Feel free to email us ( with questions!!  

  • Welcome to Fall 2020!

    Whether your classes will be held in-person, virtually, or a combination of both – WE’RE HERE FOR YOU!! We have more online resources than you might realize – our website has tabs where you can access library guides, databases, information about patents & standards, and course […]

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