You may return any University of Iowa Libraries books by shipping them to Hardin Library.
Ship books to Hardin Library, 600 Newton Road, Iowa City, IA 52242 USA
Please use shipping with tracking such as USPS Priority Mail or UPS.
Hardin Library has a low barrier book return at the Newton Road entrance. Come inside the first set of doors and you will see a wooden book return with a slot (nothing to pull) for returns. You may return any University of Iowa books here. This door is near parking and is handicapped accessible.
Hardin Library will be open longer hour and open on weekends beginning April 18, 2021.
The Hardin Library reference desk is staffed whenever the library is open. We welcome any questions!
The 24-hour study will remain open when the library is closed. The 24-hour study contains a few Windows computers as well as a printer. Use your Iowa One Card or UIHC Badge to unlock the study when the library is closed.
Anyone may make an appointment to use the John Martin Rare Book Room from 9am-5pm Monday-Friday. You may make an in-person appointment or our curator can meet your via Zoom and show you materials online.
The John Martin Rare Book Room will be open during Winter Break except on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Access to the John Martin Rare Book Room is available to the public as well as University of Iowa affiliates.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact curator Damien Ihrig in advance.
You may return books and DVDs from any University of Iowa Library to the Hardin Library book return.
Hardin Library’s book return is available 24×7 and is handicapped accessible.
Hardin Library has metered parking near the book return and a 20-minute free meter. There is a van-accessible metered handicapped spot with a curb cut.
Hardin Library is served by the Pentacrest, Red and Blue Cambus Routes.
To access the Hardin Library book return, come to the library at 600 Newton Road. Enter the building entrance facing Newton Road. The book drop is inside the entrance before the door to enter the library.
Hardin Library also has an outside book return at the other entrance closer to UIHC that is available 24×7 but is not near parking.
You may also return books only via campus mail. Print off and fill out a Hardin Library book return form for each book you want to return and place in a campus envelope. You may return books that belong to any University of Iowa Library including Main, Sciences, Engineering, Business, Art, Music, and Law.