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Retrieving Teaching/Research Materials from Main Library – UPDATED

Since the Main Library will be closed longer than previously hoped, we are setting up a process for library staff to go into Main Library once a day, Monday-Friday, to retrieve teaching/research materials. Print materials – please use the delivery service request form ( Media materials – please contact Media Services staff by emailing lib-media-services@uiowa.eduContinue reading “Retrieving Teaching/Research Materials from Main Library – UPDATED”

Wet, Muddy, Damaged Library Books?

If you have library books that were damaged in flooding, there are several options for returning them the UI Libraries. DRY/UNDAMAGED BOOKS — return to Hardin or one of the branch libraries or wait until the Main Library is open. SLIGHTLY WET/DAMP BUT NOT MUDDY — wrap in wax paper and put in your freezer.Continue reading “Wet, Muddy, Damaged Library Books?”

Grad Student Books Renewed Automatically

All the materials that were due June 25, 2008 have been automatically renewed through January 28, 2009. Graduate students can review their list of checked out materials through My Account in InfoHawk and contact library staff at if you have any questions. You are welcome to return any books or other checked out materialsContinue reading “Grad Student Books Renewed Automatically”

Main Library Flood Update – June 26

The Main Library is currently closed. Before the Main Library can be re-opened there are several critical steps that must be completed. The remaining muck left by floodwaters that entered the lower level must be cleaned. And a visual inspection of this work must be approved. The fire safety panel that was removed during theContinue reading “Main Library Flood Update – June 26”

Main Library Flood Update – June 23

The Main Library is currently closed. Re-opening the Main Library has been a priority for Facilities Management. Sandbags were removed, and crews have been working to remove floodwater and clean the resulting “muck” from the lower level. A fire panel that had been removed in the flood evacuation must be re-installed and the air qualityContinue reading “Main Library Flood Update – June 23”

Don’t Return Books to the Library Yet

During the temporary closing of the University campus, library books that are either overdue or have been recalled by another library user should not be returned. If you have checked out University library materials, please keep those materials in your possession. We will waive any fines accrued during this time. Once we return to campus,Continue reading “Don’t Return Books to the Library Yet”

Thanks to Our Student Employees

Each year the University of Iowa Libraries employs about 250 students to help keep the library system running smoothly. These students do all kinds of library jobs – checking out and reshelving books, digitizing rare photographs, creating catalog records for items, scanning journal articles and book chapters for online document delivery, assisting people with multimediaContinue reading “Thanks to Our Student Employees”

Book Discussion- Cornwell’s newest release- Book of the Dead

Are you looking for some fun and easy reading over Thanksgiving break? Try Patricia Cornwell’s newest release Book of the Dead! Follow forensic pathologist Kay Scarpetta as she skillfully tries to solve the murder of a U.S. tennis star found dead in Rome. After the break, come and join us over lunch for a bookContinue reading “Book Discussion- Cornwell’s newest release- Book of the Dead”