Chemistry: It’s FUN-damental Demonstration

Chemistry Demonstration

A demonstration on the
Wonders of Chemistry will take be conducted
by Lou Messerle, Chemistry Professor

Thursday, September 8th


Main Library Exhibit Lobby

The University of Iowa Libraries has compiled an exhibit celebrating the International Year of Chemistry 2011 as well as emphasizing how fundamental chemistry is and how it can be seen in everyday life. The exhibit will be on display from July to December 2011.

Wherever we look, the work of the chemist has raised the level of our civilisation and has increased the productive capacity of the nation.
John Calvin Coolidge

Celebrate Pi Day with the Sciences Library on March 21st!

Pie with the symbol Pi

Celebrating Pi Day!
Monday, March 21
at 1:59 pm

Sciences Library – 120 Iowa Ave
(across from Joe’s Place between Biology Building and Phillips Hall)
Pi Day flyer

This is your chance to see all that the Sciences Library has to offer, while enjoying a slice of pie and refreshments!

 Pi, Greek letter (π), is the symbol for the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. Pi Day is celebrated by math enthusiasts around the world on March 14th. Pi = 3.1415926535… (We are celebrating on Monday, March 21st due to Spring Break). Please contact Kari Kozak ( or 5-3024) or Leo Clougherty ( or 5-3083) for more information. 

Hope to see you there!

Trial of ProQuest Environmental Science Collection

The library is currently doing a trial of a database titled: “ProQuest Environmental Science Collection

This multidisciplinary database, provides unparalleled and comprehensive coverage of the environmental sciences. Abstracts and citations are drawn from over 10,000 serials including scientific journals, conference proceedings, reports, monographs, books and government publications.  It includes the subject areas of: Agriculture, Air pollution, Control technologies, Endangered species, Energy, Environmental design, Environmental education, Environmental law and policy, Environmental safety, Geophysical and climate change, Global warming, International environmental policy, Land use and pollution, Marine pollution, Noise pollution, Population, Population studies, Radiological contamination, Resource management, Solid and toxic waste, Sustainability, Toxicological effects, Transportation, Waste management, Water pollution, and Wildlife/Biodiversity as well as full-text to Environmental Impact Statements. 

 Please send any comments or questions to Kari Kozak at before Feb. 20th

 More information can also be found here.

Mole Day is Upon Us!

Do you know what Oct 23 is?

It’s Mole day and the moles have taken over the Sciences Library.

Come and see how much a mole of sugar is,  test your brain with mole trivia, search for the words with a word find and see some real moles!

Check out more information on


Want to make the most out of the holiday:

Sciences Library Open House

 Please join us for a special Sciences Library Open House on August 31, from 1:00 – 3:00pm.  This is your chance to see all that the Sciences Library has to offer, while enjoying some sweet treats and refreshments!

Come check out the Books, Journals, Reference and Reserve for Biological Sciences, Geosciences, Physics & Astronomy AND Reference and Reserve for Chemistry and Psychology!  Please contact Kari Kozak ( or 5-3024) or Leo Clougherty ( or 5-3083) for more information and/or view the attached flyer.  Hope to see you there!

Sciences Library Open House
Tuesday, August 31
1:00 – 3:00pm
Sciences Library – 120 Iowa Ave (across from Joe’s Place)

 Sciences Library Open House (pdf)




Welcome to the Sciences Library

Welcome to the Sciences Library!

Included in the Library is Books, Journals, Reference, & Reserve for: 

  • Biological Sciences
  • Geosciences
  • Physics & Astronomy

 Also, Reference & Reserve for:

  • Chemistry
  • Psychology


Contact Information is:

104A SL [map | floorplan ]
120 Iowa Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52242-1325
Phone: (319) 335-3083

Day 7: Recap

Yesterday, the movers were back and they continued to work on moving books and journals from Geosciences to Biology and the storage facility.

At the Biological Sciences Library, we rearranged the books several times to make room for all the incoming materials and to merge several different call number ranges where all 3 libraries had books.

At Geosciences, they lost electricity for a couple of hours but that didn’t slow anyone down.

Day 6: Recap

Yesterday allowed us to take a deep breath and regroup since most of the movers had a prior commitment. 

The last of the shelving was removed from Physics. A few more books where found in hidden in the shelving.

More Books in Shelving @ Physics

Last of the Shelving for Physics

An Empty Physics Library

Kai took the opportunity to merge the books a little better between the libraries of where we have cross over. 

Kai and Kim merging the books